Barry H. Spizer, CCIM, is a distinguished Managing Partner with a profound impact on the commercial real estate landscape. Specializing in Brokerage and Development, his expertise spans office buildings, retail properties, land sales, investment sales, and the development of office buildings, retail properties, hotels, and land. As the visionary force behind notable projects like Northpark Business Park, Ruddigore, LLC, Morris Bart, LLC (Attorneys at Law), and Allstate Insurance Company, Barry has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of the intricate facets of the real estate industry.
A luminary in the field, Barry's journey commenced in 1991 when he founded SRSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc. and SRSA Gulf South Management, Inc., where he serves as the owner and President. His academic foundation includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, with a specialization in Business Administration, where he earned recognition as an outstanding Marketing student. Barry further enhanced his credentials by obtaining the prestigious CCIM designation, equivalent to a Masters in Real Estate.
Under Barry's leadership, SRSA has evolved from a small team of 4 employees to become the third-largest commercial real estate and property management company in the city. As the Managing Partner for a substantial family-owned real estate investment group, he oversees a portfolio exceeding $100 million in commercial property across New Orleans, Metairie, Covington, and Baton Rouge.
Barry's commitment to the industry is exemplified by his multifaceted involvement with the CCIM Institute, where he has served as International President, Regional officer, and local chapter President. Additionally, he sits on the national Board of Directors of the CCIM Institute. His contributions extend to the CCIM Technologies Board, where he played a pivotal role in the development of the Site To Do Business, serving on the advisory board and holding the position of President of the CCIM Institute during the entity's foundation.
Actively engaged in local real estate initiatives, Barry served multiple terms on the Board of Directors of the LACDB, a regional listing service for the state of Louisiana. He was one of the founders of this service owned by the New Orleans Metropolitan Board of Realtors.
Barry's illustrious career is punctuated by significant accomplishments, including the "Deal of the Year" in 2022 for orchestrating the office lease of 350,000 sq. ft. for Tulane University in the re-developed Charity Hospital in downtown New Orleans. He has also facilitated the sale of numerous large Class A office buildings in the Central Business District, including 1615 Poydras, Energy Center, and the 1250 Poydras/Entergy Buildings. His representation of office tenants in substantial leases, such as Morris Bart (70,000 sq. ft.) and Allstate Insurance (45,000 sq. ft.), underscores his skill in navigating complex transactions.
Beyond his professional achievements, Barry is an avid sports enthusiast and holds the distinction of being an original season ticket holder for both the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. He recently attended the 2023 College World Series, witnessing LSU's triumphant championship win. Committed to community service, Barry has served on the boards of Gates of Prayer Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center.