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, business administration and client intake. Darin is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. In his client service role as a Senior Managing Director, 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.
Darin specializes in expert and advisory services. 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 as a testifying expert. He has also 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. Darin also 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’s acquisition in August 2018 of the disputes, forensics and legal technology segment and transaction advisory services practice of Navigant Consulting, Darin was a managing director at Navigant and the leader of its global construction practice, real estate practice, and the disputes and economics practice outside the United States. Before joining Navigant, Darin was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and a member of Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal real estate group with leadership responsibility in the real estate advisory services practice. He began his career in real estate at Marcus & Millichap, the largest commercial real estate investment services firm in the United States.