Since founding Barker Pacific Group in 1983, Michael Barker has directed the development of over $2.5 billion in commercial projects. His active focus is the acquisition, development, and management of pre-leased residential and commercial projects.
Over the past 40 years (since 1973), Mr. Barker has overseen the development of major projects in such cities as Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Houston, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.
Before starting Barker Pacific Group in 1983, Mr. Barker was an officer at Hines Interests, where he headed up development of over four million square feet of office space in Tulsa, Houston, and San Antonio. He also co-founded the asset management firm, First Houston Trust Company, in 1970. From 1968 to 1970, he served as a lending officer in the Energy Department of Citibank, New York.
Mr. Barker is a former member of the Board of Pepperdine University and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the John Tracy Clinic, which serves hearing-impaired children. Mr. Barker is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha International.
Mr. Barker holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA from Abilene Christian University.