Darin L. Buchalter is a Managing Director and the Head of the Real Estate practice, and the Practice Leader of the Global Construction Practice. Darin has 27 years of experience in a wide range of real estate issues with a concentration on financial and operational matters for investors, lenders and users of real estate.
Darin has expertise in the areas of acquisitions, due diligence, development, financing, construction, asset management and property operations. His experience spans all asset types including retail (mall, shopping center, restaurant and grocery), office, hospitality, healthcare, residential (both single and multi-family) and land development. He is an advisor to boards and senior management teams in the real estate industry, including REITs, investment advisors and private equity funds on matters ranging from investment strategy to operational improvement.
Darin has been involved in billions of dollars of financial advisory assignments that have required the analysis, repositioning and liquidation of real property. In addition, he has been qualified as a testifying expert in a variety of venues involving development projects, leases, purchase agreements, joint venture arrangements, equity and debt positions, real estate backed securities and professional practice standards.
Darin was recently recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Construction for his work as a testifying expert.
Prior to joining Navigant, Mr. Buchalter was a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP and a member of Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group with leadership responsibility for the real estate advisory services practice in Western and Central United States. He began his career in real estate at Marcus & Millichap, the largest commercial real estate investment services firm in the United States. Mr. Buchalter holds the Counselor of Real Estate designation and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.