Stream Realty Partners has promoted the Executive Managing Director of its Dallas-Fort Worth market to serve as the firm’s next Chief Operating Officer.
In his new role as COO, Blake Kendrick will help drive alignment, process, and profitability across the company’s 14 markets while continuing to manage the Dallas and Fort Worth operations. He will work alongside President Chris Jackson on the firm’s vision and growth strategy, which includes plans to continue expanding across new markets and business lines. Kendrick will transition into the new role over the next few months as current COO Liz Sheff prepares to retire in July after more than 12 years at Stream and 32 years in the commercial real estate industry.
“I look forward to working more closely with all our leaders on vision, strategy, growth, and operations while learning from more of our teams outside of DFW,” Kendrick said. “We have great, high-caliber professionals, and that is what makes me most excited about my expanded role and the future of Stream.”
Among Kendrick’s top priorities are ensuring that infrastructure will handle the firm’s projected growth while maintaining and highlighting its distinct culture with strategic internal and external messaging across all business lines.
“Blake is a forward-thinking, empathetic leader who understands the values and culture of Stream,” Jackson said. “He’s trusted and respected by all our leaders and, most importantly, by the people he will be working closely with to guide our growth and success. I’m looking forward to seeing him build on the successes of Liz and her team while finding new ways to serve our employees and customers.”
Kendrick joined Stream as a member of the Dallas industrial team after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a master’s degree. During his tenure, he has held several leadership positions across the company in addition to being one of the top industrial brokers in the DFW market.
Kendrick said one of his most rewarding accomplishments at Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment company, has been having the opportunity to hire top talent and watch their growth and success.
“Seeing them create a wonderful opportunity for themselves thanks to the company’s entrepreneurial mindset and collaborative platform has been something that I am most proud to be a part of,” he said.