Our Team

Bricks & Mortar: Our Management Team

Vincent “Buzz” Butler, Principal
With more than 20 years of experience, Vincent “Buzz” Butler leads Lake Street’s real estate entitlements, marketing, acquisitions and development efforts. His experience includes master planned communities, mixed-use development, industrial parks and commercial properties.

Buzz is equally adept working in the “macro” to identify development opportunities and in the “micro” to execute the tactics of the business plan. Buzz takes extra steps necessary to ensure community support of a project. He applies his expertise in attaining entitlements, works closely with planning departments and ensures that a project fits within the framework of the master plan.

Buzz’s community involvement extends to volunteerism on numerous projects. He is a founding member of Napa’s New Technology High School, which has received over $15 million dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to co-founding Lake Street, Buzz worked for Pacific Union Co., a leading real estate development and marketing company. He was involved in land use entitlements, building development, renovation and repositioning projects, marketing, land sale and leasing and other development services.

Buzz has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. His architectural background fully complements his land use assignments in new construction, redesign of structures and leasing.

Michael Stoner, Principal
Michael Stoner heads the financing, design and construction for Lake Street. For more than 20 years, he has effectively managed people and resources required for complex projects.

He has completed a variety of projects including master planned communities, mixed-use, multi-family, retail centers, tenant improvements, hospitality, design-build projects, building shells and office campuses. His project experience includes wood frame, cast-in-place concrete, steel frame, concrete tilt-up, masonry, seismic improvements and detailed interiors.

Prior to starting Lake Street, Michael was a Project Executive for the L.E. Wentz Company, which consistently ranked in the top 100 of Engineering News Record magazine’s Top 400 general building contractors. Michael was responsible for a staff of senior project managers, project managers, estimators, superintendents, project engineers and administrative support.

Michael has a degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington, an MBA from Golden Gate University and is a LEED accredited professional with the U.S. Green Building Council.

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