WEST PALM BEACH, FL --(Marketwire - February 04, 2013) - McCraney Property Company (MPC), an integrated developer and manager of commercial/industrial flex and warehouse distribution properties located throughout Florida, has appointed Steven C. Barre as Managing Director. His responsibilities include overseeing all divisions from an operations standpoint, including portfolio management, property management and leasing. He is also a valued member of the company's acquisitions team.
"We're in growth mode," said MPC founder and CEO, Steven E. McCraney, CCIM, SIOR. "Steve is an accomplished executive with operations and large deal know-how, a combination you don't see too often. He has extensive C-suite experience and a proven track record of evaluating and completing large, complex transactions, running businesses and improving operations and profitability. We are excited about the talents he brings to our team."
Mr. Barre most recently served as CEO and a board member of Tigrent Inc., a $100 million for-profit provider of education programs on real estate and financial markets investing. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Jacuzzi Brands, Inc., the $1.4 billion, NYSE-listed manufacturer of Jacuzzi bath and spa products and Zurn commercial plumbing and drainage products.
A lawyer by training, he began his career as a corporate attorney in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manages, an internationally respected law firm. He later held in-house positions with Hanson PLC and U.S. Industries, Inc., a Hanson spinoff company that was later renamed Jacuzzi Brands. In these positions, he focused on the acquisition and disposition of real estate and business assets, as well as the financing of these transactions.
Mr. Barre graduated from Cornell University in 1981 and Columbia Law School in 1984, and is a member of the New York Bar. He is married and lives in Jupiter, Florida.
ABOUT MCCRANEY PROPERTY COMPANY: McCraney Property Company (www.mccraneyproperty.com) develops and manages commercial/industrial, office/flex, office, and warehouse distribution properties located in West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and Orlando, Florida. The company has developed corporate holdings exceeding two million sq. ft. Services include development of class A business parks, acquisitions, joint venture investments, construction and property management. Current projects include a joint venture with Clarion Partners to develop three industrial buildings on 25.3 acres at Orlando Central Park. Included are a 150,000 square foot distribution facility for Dade Paper Co. and two additional spec industrial buildings totaling 225,000 sq. ft. Led by President and CEO Steven McCraney, CCIM, SIOR, the company is very active in the commercial real estate industry and through its philanthropic endeavors in the communities it serves. For more information, call (561) 478-4300.