Stream Realty Partners today makes its debut in Miami after recruiting a 35-year industry veteran to lead its expansion efforts into one of commercial real estate’s hottest markets.
Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment firm headquartered in Dallas, has broadened its national presence by launching a Florida operation with its first office in Greater Miami. Executive Managing Director and Partner Greg Katz will lead the office and oversee the brand’s growth across the state. His leadership role will also encompass driving the expansion of the firm’s occupier services offering across the U.S.
Joining Katz at Stream South Florida are Senior Vice President Carlyle Coffin; Vice President of Acquisitions Mike Lisch; Head of Strategy and Analytics Jason Warren; and Business Operations Manager Teresa Sanzone. Members of the powerhouse team offer a diverse range of expertise, driving high-impact solutions for their clients.
“We were drawn to Stream’s investment in its culture, which mirrors our own values and has a positive impact on client outcomes,” Katz said. “With the perfect balance of corporate support and local autonomy, we have a real opportunity to bring Stream’s nimble and unique platform to this fast-growing market and diversify our service offerings. Our team can’t wait to make an impact here.”
The South Florida office is Stream’s 15th location across the country. In 2021, the company opened offices in Nashville, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix to complement its locations in some of the strongest commercial real estate gateway markets in the nation including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Southern California. In 2022, Stream welcomed a five-person team in Northern Virginia to focus on office leasing and landlord representation, hired a five-person team in Atlanta to form the top office leasing practice in the city, recruited two professionals in San Antonio to lead its tenant representation team, and added a commercial real estate veteran in Chicago to help lead its office tenant representation team. All arrived at Stream from prominent global commercial real estate firms.
“Miami has been on our radar for years, and this partnership enables us to accelerate our expansion and build-out of service lines throughout Florida,” said Chris Jackson, President of Stream. “Greg has had tremendous success across Florida and the southeast and is a great leader. His team works well together and respects one another. This is the type of culture we want for Florida and Stream nationwide.”
Across the country, Stream leases and manages more than 294 million square feet of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, and data center space and has developed or acquired 52 million square feet. The firm completes more than $5.8 billion in real estate transactions annually.
Katz has lived and worked in South Florida since 2000. He comes to Stream from Newmark, where he spent eight years and last served as Vice Chairman. He specializes in complex lease restructures, lease monetization, and driving bottom-line value through improved efficiencies and cost reduction strategies. Katz will work with Stream’s office occupier team to continue its expansion across the country. Prior to Newmark, he worked at Studley Inc., which was acquired by Savills, for more than 18 years, where he last served as Executive Vice President.
Coffin is a South Florida native with extensive knowledge of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. He has worked with Katz for the last 12 years–at Newmark, Studley Inc., and Savills–and specializes in transaction management on the occupier and investor sides of the business. During his career, Coffin has represented clients including Office Depot, Wellcare, Gunster, SBA, RumbergerKirk, Bluegreen, PEBB Enterprises, and Tortoise Properties.
Lisch joins Stream from TIME, where he served as Director of Partnerships after the company acquired Brandcast in August 2022. During his combined tenure at the two companies, he played a crucial management role in helping the company complete the acquisition, rebuild its go-to-market strategy, and transform the way the CRE industry–including clients such as Hines, CBRE, Madison Marquette, and Savills–digitally engaged with its clients. He previously worked with Katz at Newmark, where he spent nearly five years in tenant representation. Lisch played Major League Soccer for the Houston Dynamo from 2014 to 2016.
Warren worked with Katz for nearly six years at Newmark, where he served as a Managing Director and led an analytics and strategy consulting platform that expanded nationally over the last three years. Allianz, AMD, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Concentrix, PEBB Enterprises, Tortoise Properties, and Travel + Leisure are among the clients he has consulted on during his tenure. Prior to Newmark, Warren was at GE Transportation.
Sanzone served as an Associate and Marketing Manager at Newmark. During her eight years there, she coordinated client and community engagement efforts while representing tenants for a top-producing team covering Atlanta, Florida, and the Carolinas. She has worked with Katz for 23 years, including at Studley Inc. and Savills as an Associate for GIS, Graphics, and Production. Prior to Savills, she held numerous roles at Masada Security for more than a decade, including Corporate Trainer.
“In launching an office in a new market, this team will be able to carve a new path with the support of a well-respected company that understands growth,” Katz said. “With the structure Co-Founders Mike McVean and Lee Belland, and now Chris Jackson, have built, we really can create our success as we bring together our unique set of experiences and expertise within an agile platform to build Stream’s brand in Florida. It’s going to be an exciting journey.”