Term: June 2008 - January 2015
Appointment: Board of Governors
Anthony K.G. Barbar is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbar & Associates, LLC and has been involved in the acquiring, planning, financing, developing, consulting, advising, managing, leasing and sales of real estate projects for the past 30 years. During his 30-year career in real estate, Mr. Barbar has handled the purchase negotiations for over $1 billion in commercial and residential properties and commercial lease negotiations for more than 1,000,000 square feet of space.
From 1974 to 1992, Mr. Barbar served as Chief Operating Officer for The Barbar Group, a firm responsible for changing the face of real estate development in Boca Raton. The commercial and residential development firm pioneered the concept of family communities in the 1980s, when the area was primarily a retirement haven. Mr. Barbar handled numerous property acquisitions, government approvals, lot sales to builders and neighborhood platting prior to his firm’s development of larger, upscale neighborhoods in west Boca Raton. Throughout the development of Woodfield Hunt Club and Woodfield Country Club, Mr. Barbar was involved in DRI applications, multiple builder programs, community marketing and sales programs and overall site development. The country club also involved the development of a championship golf course, multiple clubhouses, tennis courts, high-end housing and a 160,000-square-foot shopping center. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Barbar also handled the day-to-day operations for three companies and eight partnerships. He created a comprehensive employee benefits program and managed all banking and financial relationships. His additional experience includes negotiating for the purchase of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club, Inc. and Texas Stadium Corp. and consulting on the disposition of condominiums in New Orleans, Louisiana and apartments in Tampa, Florida.
Since 1996, Mr. Barbar served as President of Barbar Investment Group, Inc. and most recently, President and CEO of Barbar & Associates, LLC. He leads all aspects of the licensed real estate brokerage for the firm, and he has built a foundation focusing on the needs of his clients and building solid relationships with many of South Florida's local businesses. Mr. Barbar currently oversees the real estate needs of numerous corporate clients, including providing consulting services, evaluating a company's real estate needs, investment strategies, site selection, planning, relocation and commercial leasing transactions for an array of major companies.
Mr. Barbar earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He holds a Florida Real Estate Brokers License, and is a member of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches where he serves as chairman of the Grievance Committee and is a member of the Commercial Alliance. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Realtors where he is a director and a member of the Commercial Alliance Committee. Mr. Barbar is an active member of many community and civic organizations including the National Association of Realtors, CoreNet Global, Sheridan House Family Ministries, the Council of 100, and Boca Raton Community Church. He is a director of Student Leadership University and Boca Helping Hands. Mr. Barbar serves on the Board of Trustees of both Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Atlantic University.