Barry M. Barovick
Senior Managing Director

Global Real Estate & Infrastructure Strategies, Advisory, & Transactions

Barry Barovick is a recognized executive and business leader with a rich history of advisory, transaction, and management experience, and thorough understanding of the intersection of business strategies, finance,  technology, and human capital in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. For more than 40 years he has converged contemporary viewpoints, exceptional judgment, and world-class valuation models to guide the successful transformation and rapid growth of global enterprises. His experience spans numerous industries where he has earned an exceptional record of translating thought leadership into actionable and financeable strategies that have delivered impressive results to stakeholders in revenue, earnings, reputation, and value.

  • Experience

    Barry has consistently created competitive advantages and increased shareholder value. Working with domestic and international corporations, public and private investors, and US and foreign governments, he has broad insights into the diversification and evolution of customer demographics, competitive platforms, economic factors, and other key business drivers. This has enabled him to delineate innovative solutions and risk-based strategic approaches to investments, M&A transactions, public/private financing, asset management, partnerships/joint ventures, and other multi-faceted business/financial transactions.

    Prior to joining Ankura, Barry was global director of FTI Consulting’s real estate advisory practice, and formerly was partner and global director of real estate advisory services at EY, where he built the consulting, transaction and implementation services platforms , and increased global market presence through acquisitions and growth. He is widely regarded as an innovator and visionary in the real estate industry, where while CEO of Grubb & Ellis, he is credited with creating the universally adapted integrated services model of brokerage, management, and capital markets. Barry is an accomplished public speaker, published author, and contributor to leading business media, industry organizations, and government agencies.

    A selection of Barry’s marquee global engagements include:

    • Ganghwa City, South Korea – strategic and financial advisor to principals in the master planning and development of a 2,200 acre “smart city.”
    • Coliseum City, CA – financial and strategic advisor to investors in a 700 acre urban transit, real estate and stadium public/private partnership development.
    • Siraj Capital – Historic City and Waterfront Master Plan, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Al Fatah City, Cairo – New City – financial and strategic advisor to principals and investors for these MENA mega city developments and public/private partnerships.

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