First Street supports its retail partners’ expansion needs with a team of experienced professionals from all phases of the development and ownership process. The team’s guiding focus is to complete developments on budget and on time in an inclusive and rewarding ENVIRONMENT for all.
SG Ellison is the founding member & President of First Street Development. Having spent the last 15 years in the retail development industry SG specializes in retail development including program management, strategic planning, site selection, negations, and financial analysis.
Throughout his career Mr. Ellison directed development programs for clients such as CVS Pharmacy and JPMorgan Chase while helping develop properties for several Fortune 500 retailers..
SG holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University and credits his strong land development foundation in part to his time spent with Jacobs Engineering. SG served on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Boys & Girls Club and is a member of ICSC, ULI and ASCE.
DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE AND ACQUISITIONS
Brandon Stein is responsible for the overseeing the day-to-day operations of market strategy, site selection, acquisitions, and client management.
Mr. Stein brings a strong business acumen and has extensive experience managing the entire real estate process for many national retailers from initial market strategy, acquisitions, and lease negotiations through store openings, market penetration, and re-positioning. Mr. Stein has successfully closed over $250MM in real estate and worked on over 200 projects throughout the Western United States.
Mr. Stein graduated from Arizona State University with a BSE in Business Management.
DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION AND ENTITLEMENTS
Chris Czyz is responsible for managing the project entitlements and construction activities. He has extensive experience in the development industry including acquisitions, entitlements, engineering, and construction.
Mr. Czyz’s responsibilities include life-cycle project management of contractors, architects, engineers, scientists, and attorneys. Mr. Czyz has acted as developer / owner representative for over 100 projects and includes development and delivery of stores for major retail clients such as Taco Bell, Michael's, CVS/pharmacy, JPMorgan Chase, Smart & Final, Sprouts Farmers Market, Lowe’s, Staples, and Dunkin Donuts.
Mr. Czyz graduated from University of Arizona with a BSE in Civil Engineering and was a registered professional engineer in AZ and CA prior to his current role and is certified as a LEED™ AP.
DIRECTOR OF LEASING
Tyler Walker joins First Street Development as Director of Leasing after spending two plus years at SRS Real Estate Partners in San Francisco. where his primary focus was tenant and landlord representation. Mr. Walker's project leasing includes clients BevMo, Walgreens, O'Reilly, Taco Bell, and Golden Gate Bell.
Prior to his work at SRS, Mr. Walker played fourteen years of professional baseball with the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.
His experience working in a team environment has helped him transition well into the commercial real estate world. Driven and focused, Mr. Walker brings the same tenacity displayed on the mound to his role at First Street Development as Director of Leasing.