The Barry Company Celebrates its 100th Anniversary
The Barry Company, a commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Milwaukee is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1921 by James T. Barry, Sr., the Barry Company has been included in many of Wisconsin’s largest and most consequential real estate transactions, including the development of the New Berlin Industrial Park, the Bishop’s Woods Office Park, the Germantown Business Park and many other business parks throughout Wisconsin. The Barry Company worked on the land assemblage for the US Bank building, the massive Amazon distribution center in Kenosha and the new site for the Milwaukee Public Museum. The firm has been a leader in the structuring of sale/leasebacks for corporations such as Harley-Davidson, Thompson Realtors, Haken, Inc and Bentley Worldwide Packaging. The Barry Company’s specialty has always been the structuring of large industrial, office and land transactions.
The Barry Company has consistently been awarded the Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin “Deal of the Year Award in all categories, having won most recently in 2020 for the structuring of an office lease and sale transaction for the Bradley Foundation. Over the years, the company has received scores of other awards for its transactional acumen and creativity.
Throughout its history, the Barry Company has made a very strong commitment to the Milwaukee community. James T. Barry, Jr., who died in 2019, served as President of the Milwaukee Board of Realtors and on the boards of many organizations, including the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. James T. Barry III, who currently serves as President of the Barry Company, is a past chairman of the Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Policy Forum, the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Red Cross, and other organizations. Mr. Barry currently serves on the boards of the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, the UWM Foundation and other civic organizations.
“We are proud that the Barry Company has been such an integral part of Milwaukee’s business and civic community for over a century,” said James T. Barry, III. “We believe this is a testament to our strong commitment to our clients as well as our reputation for creativity and hard work. We very much look forward to the next century.
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