BPG specializes in the development and acquisition of institutional-quality office, industrial, and residential projects in major U.S. cities, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Houston, Phoenix, and cities in South Florida.
Since founding Barker Pacific Group in 1983, Michael Barker has directed the development of over $2.8 billion in commercial projects. His active focus is the acquisition, development, and management of pre-leased residential and commercial projects.
Over the past 44 years (since 1973), Mr. Barker has overseen the development of major projects in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Houston, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.
Before starting Barker Pacific Group in 1983, Mr. Barker was an officer at Hines Interests, where he headed up development of over four million square feet of office space in Tulsa, Houston, and San Antonio. He also co-founded the asset management firm, First Houston Trust Company, in 1970. From 1968 to 1970, he served as a lending officer in the Energy Department of Citibank, New York.
Mr. Barker is a former member of the Board of Pepperdine University and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the John Tracy Clinic, which serves hearing-impaired children. Mr. Barker is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha International.
Mr. Barker holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from Abilene Christian University.
Mark Handin sources and evaluates office, multifamily, and mixed-use acquisition opportunities for BPG. Mr. Handin also focuses on deal-specific equity procurement and capital structure.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Handin served as an Asset Manager for a 1.6 million SF +, mixed-use portfolio that was owned by BPG and a large institutional investor. In this role, Mr. Handin managed the acquisition, disposition, marketing, construction, and property management functions for the portfolio. Prior to serving in the Asset Manager role, Mr. Handin helped manage the 330,000 SF office redevelopment of 101 Continental in El Segundo, CA.
Prior to his arrival at BPG in 2008, Mr. Handin served as a Development Associate for BayRock Residential, a Northern California multifamily, mixed-use developer. At BayRock, Mr. Handin focused on every aspect of the "deal cycle", from underwriting potential acquisitions, to construction project management. Mr. Handin also serves on the Charitable Board for QueensCare, which is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides healthcare to underserved communities in Los Angeles. Mr. Handin also serves on the QueensCare Scholarship Committee and the QueensCare Grant Committee.
Mr. Handin holds a MBA and MRED from the University of Southern California. Mr. Handin received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Arizona, where he was also a member of the University of Arizona Rugby Team.
Ryan serves as Head of Capital Markets of Barker Pacific Group and its joint venture with Palladian Capital.
Prior to joining the organization in 2012, he focused on the management and capital formation of several large, mixed-use development projects in the Western United States, the most prominent of which is the St. Regis Resort & Residences at Deer Valley. With BPG, Ryan oversees the capital raising requirements of the organization across its various platforms. He also brings to the organization deep corporate finance, investment, and strategic experience from his previous experience as an Associate with the Global Restructuring Group of UBS Warburg in San Francisco, and as an Analyst with Bel Air Investment Advisors in Los Angeles.
Ryan is multi-lingual and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Brigham Young University.