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.
Vice PRESIDENT OF REAL ESTATE
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.
Peter oversees all legal aspects of the firm and its partnerships. Peter has represented First Street Development since it’s incorporation. Peter has been General Counsel for A&C Ventures since 1992. Prior to joining A&C Ventures, Peter was a partner for over 25 years at Janin, Morgan & Brenner in San Francisco. His practice included representing operating companies and investors engaged in the acquisition, financing, development, leasing, management and sale of real estate throughout the United States. Peter attended Pomona College and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco in 1978 and is a member of the California State Bar.
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
Chris Czyz is responsible for managing all project developments including 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 restaurant/retail clients such as Taco Bell, Michael's, CVS/pharmacy, JPMorgan Chase, Chipotle, MOD Pizza, Panda Express, 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 real estate & DEVELOPMENT, midwest
Max DiCarlo joins First Street Development as Director of Real Estate & Development, Midwest after 6 years as a top producer at Block & Company, Inc., Realtors – an industry leader in commercial real estate brokerage and development in Kansas City, MO. In his time at Block & Company, DiCarlo successfully transacted over $200M in real estate, with a primary focus on the Midwest United States.
DiCarlo’s responsibilities at First Street Development include procurement of development opportunities, oversight of development projects, procurement and analysis of acquisition opportunities, landlord/tenant representation, and investment sales. Max’s clients list includes Taco Bell, Domino’s, Culver’s, MurphyUSA, Scooter’s, Valvoline, Captain D’s, CycleBar, Dogtopia, Scooter’s Coffee, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and more.
Mr. DiCarlo graduated from University of Missouri – Kansas City with a BBA in Real Estate and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. He is a member of KCRAR and ICSC.
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.