Darin L Buchalter

Darin L Buchalter
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Darin L Buchalter is a senior managing director at Ankura with over 25 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. He specialises in financial and growth advisory services for his global clients on matters ranging from investment strategy, capital planning and financing to operational improvement and restructuring. Darin has also been qualified as a testifying expert in federal, state and international venues involving issues related to joint venture arrangements, equity and debt positions, damage analysis and professional practice standards. He has expertise spanning all real property types including residential, office, hospitality, healthcare, retail and land development. Darin serves on Ankura’s board of directors.

Darin advises governing boards and senior management teams of public and private real estate companies, multi-national construction contractors, investment advisers and private equity funds. He has also been involved in billions of dollars of financial advisory assignments that have required the analysis, repositioning and financing of real property. Darin has been recognised each year since 2016 by Who’s Who Legal for his work as a testifying expert and has also performed analysis in response to SEC investigations and as part of arbitration proceedings.

Prior to Ankura’s acquisition in August 2018 of the disputes, forensics and legal technology segment and transaction advisory services practice of Navigant Consulting, Darin was a managing director at Navigant and the leader of its global construction practice, real estate practice and the disputes and economics practice outside the United States. Before joining Navigant, Darin was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and a member of Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal real estate group with leadership responsibility in the real estate advisory services practice. He began his career in real estate at Marcus & Millichap, the largest commercial real estate investment services firm in the United States. Darin holds the counsellor of real estate designation and is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

WWL says: Darin Buchalter is "extremely professional and thorough", with clients stating that he is "one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent experts" they have worked with.

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Darin is the practice leader of Navigant’s global construction practice. He has 28 years of experience in the real estate, hospitality and construction sectors providing management consulting, financial advisory and expert services to investors, lenders, insurers, developers and contractors around the world.

Darin’s expertise includes transactions, financing, development, construction, asset management and property operations. His experience spans all asset types including office, retail, hospitality, healthcare, single and multi-family residential, and land development. Darin also provides advice on enterprise issues related to organisational structure, business processes and risk management.

Darin is an adviser to boards and senior management teams in the industry. He has been appointed as a testifying expert in a variety of disputes and bankruptcies involving development projects, leases, purchase agreements, joint venture arrangements, equity and debt positions, real estate backed securities and professional practice standards.

Darin is a member of the Counsellors of Real Estate and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

WWL says: Darin Buchalter is endorsed for his excellent presentation skills and analytical abilities. According to one client, "He is one of the most knowledgeable and intelligent experts I've worked with."

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts which can be purchased from our Shop.

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