The Barry Company wins Judges’ Choice Award from CARW
The Barry Company won the “Judges’ Choice” award at the 2019 Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin (CARW) Deal of the Year Awards and Annual Meeting Thursday evening at the Grain Exchange, Milwaukee. The event honored 2019’s most notable professionals and transaction in Southeast Wisconsin commercial real estate.
David Buckley, James T. Barry III and James T. Barry Jr. (posthumously) won the Judges’ Choice award for their involvement in the $15 million sale-leaseback of the Harken, Inc.’s 170,000 square foot world headquarters building in Pewaukee, Wis. The Judges’ Choice award recognizes unique transactions that span across multiple award categories. The Harken, Inc. world headquarters transaction spanned nearly 14 years, including an extensive site search and bringing sewer and water to the site, which in turn prompted an additional 200,000 square feet of industrial development in the area thus far. After development of the Harken facility, through diligent efforts of The Barry Company, sale-leaseback negotiations were conducted with multiple bidders throughout the United States, ultimately culminating in the 2019 transaction.
Kevin Barry of The Barry Company was also recognized at the ceremony for his involvement in bringing Hacienda Brewing Company to the former G-Daddy’s BBC Bar and Grill space at 2018 E. North Avenue. The transaction was included in the “Building a Neighborhood” nomination which won the CARW Community Impact award.
Since the inception of the Deal of the Year award by CARW, The Barry Company has won 18 times, and has been honored as runner-up on multiple occasions.
About The Barry Company
The Barry Company, a 98-year-old independently owned and operated commercial real estate company provides award-winning services throughout southeast Wisconsin and beyond. The Barry Company has won a total of 20 awards from the Commercial Association of Realtors-Wisconsin, including two Realtor® of the Year awards. The company has also received multiple Best Deal/Lease of the Year awards from The Business Journal and has been awarded the Broker of the Year honor by Riverworks Development Corporation.