Barry Bain has a diverse background in acquisitions, origination, underwriting, due diligence, disposition and closing. Prior to joining GRS Group, Mr. Bain was VP Originations at GE Capital Franchise Real Estate Equities – focused on origination, underwriting and closing of sale-leaseback and debt opportunities in the restaurant industry with a focus on M&A, private equity, corp. and franchisees.
Earlier, he was managing director at BREA, LLC Real Estate Advisors where he was responsible for capital raising (sale-leaseback) services to regional and community banks by monetizing their owned real estate. He also provided real estate investment advisory services (acquisitions, dispositions, value enhancement, and portfolio/asset management).
Mr. Bain spent 5 years as Senior Vice President of Sovereign Investment Company and prior thereto 7 years as Senior Vice President at Brauvin Real Estate where he was involved in the planning, development, asset management, disposition, financing and acquisition of single-tenant net-leased real estate. He also spent several years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company investing debt and equity, and prior to that was with VMS Realty Partners acquiring property for Xerox Real Estate Fund. Mr. Bain was also principal/broker of a real estate investment/counseling/appraisal firm from 1990-1994. He is a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona.
He resides in Wheaton, IL with his wife and three children where he’s involved in coaching high school football, youth ministries at his church and serving the homeless in his community.