Darin L. Buchalter is Ankura’s Chief Administrative Officer with enterprise responsibility for market-facing activities, comprised of business development, marketing and research, and service delivery support, that includes information technology, real estate and client intake. Darin is a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
In client service, Darin brings 30 years of global experience in the real estate and construction industries to boards and senior management teams of public and private real estate companies, multi-national construction contractors, investment advisors, and private equity funds.
He has been qualified as a testifying expert in federal, state, and international venues involving issues related to joint venture arrangements, equity and debt positions, damage analysis, and professional practice standards. Darin has been recognized each year since 2016 by Who’s Who Legal for his work. Also, he has performed analysis in response to SEC investigations. With expertise spanning all real property types including residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and land development, Darin has directed billions of dollars of financial advisory assignments that have required the analysis, repositioning, and financing of real property. In addition, Darin provides financial and growth advisory services on matters ranging from investment strategy, capital planning, and financing to operational improvement and restructuring.
Most recently, Darin led Ankura’s professional services in the legal, risk and compliance sector comprising approximately 800 personnel on four continents.
Prior to Ankura, Darin was a Managing Director at a publicly-traded consulting firm where he was the leader of its global construction practice, real estate practice, and the disputes and economics practice outside the United States. Prior to that, Darin was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP where he assumed leadership responsibility in the real estate advisory services practice. He began his career at the largest commercial real estate investment services firm in the United States.