How it Happened

In 1992, Bruce Koniver first encountered Lyle Stern. At that time, Lyle was managing a prominent retailer's expansion on the West Coast of Florida, and Bruce was leasing a lifestyle center. Working together and having the opportunity to view each other in action, the two immediately realized that tremendous synergies existed between them. They soon decided to unite their unique talents, experiences and abilities in the hopes of building a firm that offered clients access to the combined benefits of their diverse backgrounds. Today, the result of that vision - Koniver Stern - is one of the most respected retail real estate combinations in the country.

A fifteen-year veteran of the real estate industry, Lyle Stern is primarily focused on the areas of retail real estate leasing, landlord brokerage and retail development consulting. Lyle has been responsible for representing multinational, national, regional and local tenants such as Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Whole Foods Market, Starbucks Coffee and Mr. Chow.


Our Team

Arthur Shifrin, Agent

Arthur Shifrin is a 22-year veteran in the retail real estate industry, having commenced his career in Gainesville, Florida in 1996 with a local developer. Then, after twelve years with Barrister Realty working Central and North Florida, Arthur joined The Koniver Stern Group in 2011. Working in both tenant and developer representation, his business has included work with Tesla, Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Walgreen’s, CVS, Salons by JC, 5.11 Tactical, Dragonfly Sushi, SportClips, RaceTrac City Markets, Cold Stone Creamery, Hooters, Paul Mitchell The School, and many others, closing deals across the state from Miami to Pensacola. His work currently includes the leasing of properties in and around Miami-Dade including the Downtown Doral project, Broward and Orlando. Arthur is an 18-year member of ICSC, a graduate of the University of Florida, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Emanuel in Miami Beach. Arthur enjoys playing guitar, reading, and attending Miami Marlins games.