Mr. Barker has represented a number of prominent private investment fund sponsors and public REITs in the formation of funds and separate account vehicles, portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures, merger and acquisition transactions and other strategic transactions. His representative clients include Rockwood Capital, HEI Hotels & Resorts, BayNorth Capital Partners, AEW Capital Management, Leggat McCall Properties, Cabot Properties, Long Wharf Capital Partners and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Barker took a leave from the firm during 1990-1992 to work for Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, an international law firm based in Tokyo and Japan’s largest law firm; he continued to spend material time in Japan through the mid-’90s. His work there included counseling Japanese lenders and investors in connection with their real estate transactions in the United States and in other countries. He continues his work for Japanese clients, primarily in connection with hotel and resort properties.
Prior to law school, Mr. Barker worked for five years as a project manager for a large industrial engineering and construction firm on projects in various regions of the United States.