Our History

The Barry Company has been family-owned and operated, providing award-winning commercial real estate services since 1921.

Cool Timeline

1921
1921

James T. Barry Co. founded by James T. Barry Sr.

James T. Barry Co. founded by James T. Barry Sr.
1930
1930

JTB Co. sells foreclosed properties for First Wisconsin National Bank

JTB Co. sells foreclosed properties for First Wisconsin National Bank
1940
1940

JTB Co. moves strictly into commercial brokerage

JTB Co. moves strictly into commercial brokerage
1959
1959

James T. Barry Jr. joins the James T. Barry Co.

James T. Barry Jr. joins the James T. Barry Co.
1963
1963

JTB Co. becomes incorporated

JTB Co. becomes incorporated
1964
1964

James T. Barry, Jr. takes over day-to-day control of the company

James T. Barry, Jr. takes over day-to-day control of the company
1970
1970

JTB Co. sells out New Berlin Industrial Park

JTB Co. sells out New Berlin Industrial Park
1976
1976

James T. Barry, Sr. Retires

James T. Barry, Sr. Retires
1982
1982

JTB Co. sells out Bishops Woods Office Park

JTB Co. sells out Bishops Woods Office Park
1986
1986

JTB Co. joins Colliers International

JTB Co. joins Colliers International
1989
1989

JTB Co. sells out Moorland Industrial Park

JTB Co. sells out Moorland Industrial Park
1993
1993

James T. Barry III joins the James T. Barry Co.

James T. Barry III joins the James T. Barry Co.
1996
1996

James T. Barry Co wins “Deal Of The Year” for US Bank Complex, Milwaukee – One Million – Plus square foot office lease transactions

James T. Barry Co wins “Deal Of The Year” for US Bank Complex, Milwaukee – One Million – Plus square foot office lease transactions
1997
1997

James T. Barry Co. wins “Deal of the Year” for 857,000 SF Briggs & Stratton sale-leaseback in Menomonee Falls

James T. Barry Co. wins “Deal of the Year” for 857,000 SF Briggs & Stratton sale-leaseback in Menomonee Falls
1998
1998

James T. Barry Co Wins “Deal Of The Year” for the sales of the 341,000 SF West Allis Center Building

James T. Barry Co Wins “Deal Of The Year” for the sales of the 341,000 SF West Allis Center Building
1999
1999

James T. Barry Co. Wins “Deal Of The Year” for the sale of the 410,000 SF Square D, building

James T. Barry Co. Wins “Deal Of The Year” for the sale of the 410,000 SF Square D, building
2005
2005

James T. Barry Co. names changes to Colliers Barry. Ownership transferred to James T. Barry III

James T. Barry Co. names changes to Colliers Barry. Ownership transferred to James T. Barry III
2006
2006

“Deal of the Year” wins in both Retail and Investment categories

“Deal of the Year” wins in both Retail and Investment categories
2007
2007

Colliers Barry sells out Ixonia Industrial Park

Colliers Barry sells out Ixonia Industrial Park
2008
2008

“Deal of the Year” win for 34 acre land sale to First Industrial and 388,000 SF build-to-suit QuadGraphics lease

“Deal of the Year” win for 34 acre land sale to First Industrial and 388,000 SF build-to-suit QuadGraphics lease
2008

“Deal Of The year” Win for 34 Acre Land Sale To First Industrial And 388,000 SF Build-To-Suit QuadGraphics Lease

“Deal Of The year” Win for 34 Acre Land Sale To First Industrial And 388,000 SF Build-To-Suit QuadGraphics Lease
2009
2009

Colliers Barry sells 176,000 SF Bemis Manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls to Towne Investments for Actuant Corp. future HQ

Colliers Barry sells 176,000 SF Bemis Manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls to Towne Investments for Actuant Corp. future HQ
2010
2010

Colliers Barry joins Cassidy Turley, changes name to Cassidy Turley Barry

Colliers Barry joins Cassidy Turley, changes name to Cassidy Turley Barry
2011
2011

“Deal of the Year” win for Seda International Packaging’s North American headquarters in Mt. Pleasant, Wis.

“Deal of the Year” win for Seda International Packaging’s North American headquarters in Mt. Pleasant, Wis.
2014
2014

“Deal of the Year” win for the sale of Harley-Davidson’s Franklin, Wis. distribution facility

“Deal of the Year” win for the sale of Harley-Davidson’s Franklin, Wis. distribution facility