Darin L. Buchalter is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with 29 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. He specializes in financial and growth advisory services for his global clients on matters ranging from investment strategy, capital planning, and financing to operational improvement and restructuring. Darin has also 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. He has expertise spanning all real property types including residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and land development. Darin serves on Ankura’s Board of Directors and leads the construction disputes & advisory, disputes & economics, and risk, forensics & compliance lines of business for the company.
More specifically, Darin advises governing boards and senior management teams of public and private real estate companies, multi-national construction contractors, investment advisors, and private equity funds. He has also been involved in billions of dollars of financial advisory assignments that have required the analysis, repositioning, and financing of real property. Darin has been recognized each year since 2016 by Who’s Who Legal for his work as a testifying expert and has also performed analysis in response to SEC investigations and as part of arbitration proceedings.
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. Darin holds the Counselor of Real Estate designation and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.