Stream Marks 20 Years: Changing the Landscape of Commercial Real Estate

September 06 2 min read

Stream Realty Partners (Stream), a national real estate services, development, and investment firm, marks its 20th anniversary this year, commemorating its notable past and continued growth. The company has grown from its two co-founders and one office to more than 750 real estate professionals located throughout 11 strategically identified markets nationwide, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Fort Worth; Houston; San Antonio; Southern California; and Washington, D.C.

“This is a momentous milestone in our company’s history,” said Mike McVean, co-managing partner and co-founder of Stream. “All of our successes are a testament to the values of hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of the exceptional talent and energy of our team. Lee and I are pleased with all we have achieved so far and look ahead with anticipation to the years to come.”

In August 1996, Stream was founded by co-managing partners and founders, Mike McVean and Lee Belland in a small office within a one-story strip center with a common passion: entrepreneurial drive. McVean and Belland derived the company’s name from their mutual hobby of fly-fishing and began pursuing their short-term goal of securing acquisitions throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

“Two decades ago, McVean and I were thirty-somethings starting our own company with little direction other than the belief that the primary strength of the world’s best businesses is talent,” said Lee Belland, co-managing partner and co-founder of Stream. “Our continued company growth signifies our business philosophy of combining unparalleled talent and efficacy to create our sustainable competitive advantage within the industry.”

The company currently manages 130 million square feet of commercial space, completes more than $2.4 billion in real estate transactions annually and has investments in over 16 million square feet of real estate valued at $1.5 billion.

“Stream’s unique business strategy of prioritizing our service business, employees and clients above all else in addition to our willingness to invest our own capital alongside our customers at their request has allowed the company to outperform traditional “brokerage” firms,” said Belland. “We put our money where our mouth is.”

About Stream Realty Partners
Stream is a national commercial real estate firm with locations across the country. Stream’s full-service offerings cover the broad spectrum of leasing, management, development, construction, and investment sales services across the commercial and multifamily industry. Stream currently has more than 130 million square feet of assignments across the nation, completes over $2.4 billion in real estate transactions annually, and is considered one of the most active investors and developers in the real estate industry.


SOURCE: Dallas Business Journal