With over 25 years of tenant representation experience, Steve Barker has become an expert in crafting innovative, advantageous real estate solutions for his clients. In his role as vice chairman of the San Francisco office, Steve has provided his clients with advice and expertise in the process of acquisitions, dispositions, complex deal structuring, municipal incentive negotiations, financial analyses and lease negotiations.
Steve began his career with Savills in Los Angeles as an intern during his last year at UCLA. To date, he has executed transactions valued in excess of $3 billion dollars in 25 countries, 38 cities and 19 states. As branch manager of the Bay Area offices and a member of Savills board of directors, Steve provides strategic direction and leadership and has helped the Bay Area offices become the premier tenant representation practice in the Bay Area. Steve also co-chairs Savills national Law Firm Practice Group and has garnered valuable experience and respect from working with an assortment of reputable legal clients.
Steve’s representative clients have included Kirkland & Ellis, Williams Sonoma, Gymboree, OpenTable, WilmerHale, Davis Wright Tremaine, Zoosk, United Way, Github, Goodwin Procter, University of California Office of the President, Sierra Club, UC Berkeley, Golden Gate Capital, Pillsbury Winthrop, Shearman & Sterling, Earthjustice, Campari Gruppo, San Francisco Foundation, Greenberg Traurig, Taggedand Castlight Health.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Steve has consistently been among the brokerage community’s highest producers, and has earned ‘top achiever’ awards for the past 20-plus years. In 2008, he was named to the Real Estate Forum ‘Top Brokers’ list, one of only 50 professionals selected nationwide. One of his client transactions was then the 270,000 square-foot headquarters lease restructure and renewal for Heller Ehrman, which was then the largest law firm transaction ever executed in San Francisco and named as one of the 2006 ‘Office Deals of the Year’ by the California Real Estate Journal.
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
- Financial Services
- Technology, Advertising, Media & Information (TAMI)