Ivan Stern

Richard F. Smith, Jr. George Gowen


Ivan Stern founded Avir Corporation in 1967 to provide scientific and engineering consulting services to government and industry. Starting in 1973, he changed Avir's focus to investment and development of commercial and residential real estate. Since then, the firm acquired and developed 22 properties for a total investment of $117 million.

Mr. Stern oversees investment and dispositions strategy and approves construction and development plans, as well as property management. He has 30+ years experience developing commercial and residential property.

Formerly, Mr. Stern served as an aerothermodynamics specialist at Martin Marietta Corporation where he directed the aero physics portion of the U.S. Air Force's PRIME maneuvering re-entry program.

A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aeronautical engineering.