Gene Barash

Business Affairs Director

Gene has experience in both legal and real estate matters, including asset and venture operations, transactions, document review, legal drafting as well as contract and vendor oversight. He has worked with asset owners and a variety of tenants in lease administration and expansions, renewals and REA matters as well as dealt with municipalities, lenders and investors on new and existing properties. He has also reviewed and drafted listing agreements and provided oversight to brokers on both leasing and sale engagements. He participates in governance dealings with third party service providers to assure communications and marketing efforts are properly handled and information is accurately provided.

He has worked with tenants and municipalities on zoning matters, development, asset management, leasing, and REA review. He has been involved in managing outside service providers, including brokerage firms, as well as facilitating contact with outside legal counsel and negotiating terms sheets, loan agreements, and financings with lenders. Gene has also assisted in managing relationships with various tenants including Walmart, Fresh & Easy, Marriott Hotels, Walgreens and local tenants.

Gene has experience in:

–       Entitlement research

–       REA Review

–       Contract Drafting and Review

–       Facilitation of Terms Sheets

–       Providing Leasing Support

–       Insurance Review and Structuring

–       Cost Effective Oversight of Legal and Operating Expenses

–       Legal Research

Gene was the co-founder and managing partner of an insurance agency specializing in property and casualty insurance where he was responsible for dealing with insurance carriers, claims, risk management, new business and managing client accounts.

He has experience as a real estate agent and investment analyst, identifying investment properties for acquisition and handling the purchase, financing, and sale of various real estate assets in Southern California.

Gene graduated in the Top 10% of his class from Pepperdine School of Law, where he was awarded a certificate for his studies in Business and Finance. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was a Regents Scholar and President of his Fraternity.

Gene is currently a Level I Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program and is a California Real Estate Agent and Insurance Broker.

Civic & Leadership Activities:

–       International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Member

–       ICSC Government Relations Chair Liaison

–       LA Chapter Lymphoma Research Foundation











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