Stream Realty Partners has recruited four commercial real estate veterans with more than a century of Northern Virginia experience to lead its office leasing and landlord representation efforts in the market.
Jeff Roman, Erik McLaughlin, Malcolm Schweiker, and Carter Byrnes have joined Stream, a national real estate services, development, and investment company, bringing with them more than 109 years of combined experience in the market. The powerhouse team will leverage its creative strategies and collaborative approaches to complement Stream’s nimble end-to-end platform designed to create opportunity and value for clients. Senior Associate Jaclyn Purzycki follows the four CBRE leaders to Stream, where they will work alongside a regional leadership team that includes Managing Directors Anthony Chang and Andrew Eichberg.
“Our privately held status allows us to invest deeply in our people and teams during a challenging point in the business cycle,” said Kyle Luby, Executive Managing Director and Partner of Stream Washington, D.C. “While other organizations may be cutting back, we see this as the perfect opportunity to double down on strategically important markets and teams.”
Stream opened its Northern Virginia office in September 2021. It provides leasing, property management, and construction management services across a portfolio of various Stream-owned and third-party assignments that currently total more than 3.3 million square feet.
Chang originally met Roman, McLaughlin, Schweiker, and Byrnes as competitors and then worked with them as a client for seven years. “I could not be more thrilled now to be their colleague within a unique platform that has historically rewarded teams that see dislocations in value and execute different strategies to achieve outsize gains for our clients,” Chang said.
Roman will serve as Co-Managing Director for Northern Virginia leasing at Stream after holding a Senior Vice President title at CBRE, where he worked since 1986. During his tenure there, he developed expertise in leasing, sales, build-to-suits, and joint ventures. Roman counts representing Macerich in the preleasing of 575,000 square feet and Tamares in the leasing of 750,000 square feet, both at trophy office buildings in Tysons, as a few of his proudest professional accomplishments.
He said he is joining Stream because the company shares his same core values, and he wants to “be part of a culture that fosters growth and opportunity.” Roman notes that his new Stream colleagues “are of the highest integrity and talent.”
McLaughlin will be the Co-Managing Director for Northern Virginia leasing at Stream. He served as a Senior Vice President at CBRE since 2006. McLaughlin has 27 years of leasing experience and says assembling and working alongside the top leasing team in Northern Virginia has been one of his proudest professional accomplishments.
“The market of commercial real estate providers has shrunk via consolidation for decades, making it harder for bigger companies to stay true to the values and strategies that our clients demand,” McLaughlin said. “Clients need to be first, always. Stream’s client-first focus and constant strides toward excellence in market intelligence, service, and execution are what make me excited to join the team.”
Schweiker will hold the title of Executive Vice President at Stream. He was a Senior Vice President at CBRE, where he worked for more than 34 years. Schweiker is credited with representing General Dynamics in its corporate relocation from St. Louis, Missouri, to Northern Virginia, an assignment that required knowledge of multiple markets and disciplines. He also represented Boeing in its Washington, D.C., regional consolidation.
He said he chose Stream because of the company’s reputation and the character of its employees. “The values and principles that the company espouses are not just words but are actions that are displayed by all the people I have come to know within the organization.”
Byrnes will be an Executive Vice President at Stream after serving as a Senior Vice President at CBRE. He began his career at that firm in 2003. During his tenure, he was a founding principal on the Northern Virginia leasing team and was involved in the strategy and hiring of its members. He said building a healthcare practice group from the ground up and becoming a market leader in the healthcare vertical are some of his proudest professional accomplishments.
“The opportunity to join Stream was so unique, providing the autonomy to build a larger team in this market–our way,” Byrnes said. “The boutique feel with institutional backing that Stream offers allows us the flexibility to execute on outside-the-box marketing and strategy that are nimbler and more innovative than ever before. Plus, the company’s client-first approach that fosters deeper personal relationships is one of the reasons I began a career in commercial real estate in the first place.”
Purzycki, who has four years of experience in the industry and was an Associate within CBRE’s Advisory and Transaction Services Group, also moves to Stream as a Senior Associate, following Roman, McLaughlin, Schweiker, and Byrnes. She will be focused on the development and growth of new business for the Stream Northern Virginia leasing team.