Barry M. Barovick
Senior Managing Director

Global Real Estate & Infrastructure Strategies, Advisory, & Transactions

Barry M. Barovick is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with over 40 years of experience guiding the successful start-up, transformation, and growth of global enterprises. Working with domestic and international corporations, public and private investors, and US and foreign governments, he has broad insights into the creation, diversification and operation of global business platforms, real estate, and economic development. He successfully delineates innovative solutions and risk-based strategic approaches to investments, mergers & acquisitions, public/private financing, entity and asset restructuring, and partnerships/joint ventures. He is based in New York.

  • Experience

    Barry’s experience spans multiple industries where he has consistently created competitive advantages and increased shareholder value. He provides strategic, management, and financial solutions to real estate developers, investment banks, sovereign investors, private equity, global corporations and government authorities. Recent projects include: Coliseum City, CA (real estate and stadium development feasibility, and public private partnership structuring); Ganghwa City, South Korea (2,200 acre “new smart city” development feasibility, capital raise and structure, master planning and public-private partnership structure); and Encanto Potash Mine, Canada (capital raise and project master planning).

    Prior to joining Ankura, Barry was global director of FTI Consulting’s real estate advisory practice.  Before that, he was CEO for Grubb & Ellis Company where he led the restructuring of business operations, expanded global footprint, and introduced corporate real estate advisory services to complement the company’s existing transaction and management services platforms. Previously, he was global director of real estate advisory services at EY, where he built consulting, transaction and implementation services platforms, and increased global market presence through acquisitions and growth.

    Barry is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for URI’s College of Business Administration, his alma mater.  In addition, he is an accomplished public speaker, published author, and contributor to leading business media, industry organizations, and government agencies.

    Barry’s professional experience includes:

    • Sports and Entertainment: Coliseum City, Oakland – Economic Feasibility Master Plan & Capital Formation; New York Jets – Stadium Development & Financing; Baltimore Orioles – Camden Yards Development; City of Jacksonville Sports Franchise Attraction Study
    • Real Estate – Development, Finance, and Operations: Siraj Capital – Historic City and Waterfront Master Plan, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Al Fatah City, Cairo – New City Master Plan; Los Groupos, Panama City – Island Residential Development; Cape Verde Development Corporation, Cape Verde Islands – Portfolio and Entity Master Planning; Chartered Land Company, Dublin – Entity & Portfolio Restructuring; Landsource – Portfolio Optimization/Business Strategy; RESCAP – Pre-filing Strategy; NAI Global – Business Platform Strategy; Northstar Mortgage – REIT Enterprise Business Transition Plan
    • Financial and Professional Services: American Express – Global Reengineering; Dun & Bradstreet – European Business Consolidation; Merrill Lynch – Global Operation Center Strategies; Chase Manhattan Bank – Global Operations Strategy; American International Group (AIG) – Operations Consolidation; EY (formerly Ernst & Young) – Global Headquarters Project
    • Public Sector and Government: Illinois Coal Gasification Group – Coal Gasification Plant Implementation; Allegheny County Port Authority/Pittsburgh Light Rail – Real Estate Value Capture Program; New York Metropolitan Transit Authority – Redevelopment of New York Coliseum
    • Telecommunication and Technology Companies: IBM – Global Data and Operation Center Expansion; Verizon Communications – Organization Benchmarking and Structuring; Adelphia Corporation – Portfolio Disposition; 3Com Corporation/U.S. Robotics – Merger Integration
    • Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotech: Cornell Medical Center – Residential Facilities Acquisition & Financing; Mayo Clinic – Hospital Expansion Program; Becton Dickinson – Facilities Consolidation and Utilization Improvement
    • Publishing and Media: John Wiley – New Market Entry Strategy; Holtzbrinck Publishing – Warehouse Logistics and Relocation; Barnes & Noble – Operation Center Consolidation
    • Transportation: XJET – Global Business Strategy; Boeing Corporation – Corporate Headquarters Relocation
    • Manufacturing: General Motors Corporation – Plant Closing & Reuse; United Technologies and Gillette Corporations – Corporate Real Estate Services

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