Stream Realty Partners Names Its President as First-Ever CEO, Announces Other C-Suite Changes

Chris Jackson has taken on the added role of being the first CEO of the Dallas-based national commercial real estate firm. Other C-suite changes include the addition of Ariella Middlebrook as Stream's new CFO and Kate Lengyel as chief human resources officer.

Stream Realty Partners President Chris Jackson has taken on the added role of being the company’s first chief executive officer, underscoring the company’s commitment to “continued success and strategic development.”

“As our clients’ needs shift in the ever-evolving landscape of the commercial real estate industry, we will continue to strategically align,” Jackson said in a statement,
“ensuring that we’re doing everything we can to drive results and solve for their business objectives. People are our passion, and we believe that comes through in every interaction and transaction we’re a part of.”

The Dallas-based national commercial real estate firm said that following Jackson’s appointment, Stream further strengthened its executive team through key strategic hires.

Strategic leadership moves

Ariella Middlebrook has been named as Stream’s new chief financial officer, while Kate Lengyel has become the company’s chief human resources officer.

Stream said those additions complement the existing leadership team comprising Adam Jackson as chief investment officer, Blake Kendrick as chief operating officer, Kevin Christ as chief information & digital officer, and Susan Bloomfield as chief marketing officer.

Preston Young, previously at the helm of National Office Investor Services, has now stepped into a more expansive role as the national head of investor services, the company said.

That position entrusts Young with the leadership and oversight of not just the office sector but also the burgeoning industrial sector. In his elevated role, Young will foster synergies between the two divisions, ensuring that Stream’s offerings are not only comprehensive but also “seamlessly integrated to deliver unparalleled value to investors,” the company said.

Stream said that in a strategic realignment of responsibilities, Houston Executive Managing Director Kyle Valentine will assume oversight for platform service verticals previously managed by Jackson, ensuring seamless continuity and enhanced connectivity across all service lines. With a focus on cross-marketing strategies and business development, Valentine will collaborate closely with his teams to drive innovation and capture new opportunities, the company said.

Growth in workforce and transactions

Founded in 1996 by Trammell Crow Company veterans Lee Belland and Mike McVean, Stream said it has deliberately fostered a culture of purpose, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit, aiming to propel growth with intentionality and foresight. The firm said that its expansion has been “both strategic and deliberate,” and that Stream aims to establish itself as “a leading provider of creative solutions to existing and future clients.”

Of particular note is a surge in hiring, with the company’s workforce expanding from 950 to more than 1,400 professionals in recent years.

Under the leadership of Jackson, Stream said that it has experienced “exponential and intentional growth while many of its competitors have contracted.” 

Stream Realty Partners operates 15 core offices and now completes more than $8.8 billion annually in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, land, and data center transactions.

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