Jim Barry

Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets

Jim Barry, Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Real Assets. BlackRock Real Assets comprises the Infrastructure and Real Estate businesses, which have 375+ professionals across 25 cities globally, and manage over $40 billion in equity and debt assets and investor commitments. He is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction of the Real Assets platform, steering the implementation of the platform's investment strategies and leading platform growth initiatives.

 

Mr. Barry also serves as the Global Head of BlackRock's Infrastructure business, which he founded in 2011 with the launch of the Global Renewable Power group and since then has expanded the platform's strategies to include European and North American Infrastructure Debt strategies, an Infrastructure Solutions offering, and a Mexico focused Latin American infrastructure equity strategy.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Barry spent 11 years as the CEO of NTR plc, where he led the transformation of NTR from its origins as an Irish toll road developer into a leading international developer, and owner and operator of a portfolio of diverse infrastructure businesses. Prior to joining NTR, Mr. Barry worked at Bain and Company and in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

 

Mr. Barry earned a BComm from University College Cork in 1989 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.

Jim Barry

Managing Director, Global Head of Real Assets

Jim Barry, Managing Director, is the Global Head of BlackRock Real Assets. BlackRock Real Assets comprises the Infrastructure and Real Estate businesses, which have 375+ professionals across 25 cities globally, and manage over $40 billion in equity and debt assets and investor commitments. He is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction of the Real Assets platform, steering the implementation of the platform's investment strategies and leading platform growth initiatives.

 

Mr. Barry also serves as the Global Head of BlackRock's Infrastructure business, which he founded in 2011 with the launch of the Global Renewable Power group and since then has expanded the platform's strategies to include European and North American Infrastructure Debt strategies, an Infrastructure Solutions offering, and a Mexico focused Latin American infrastructure equity strategy.

 

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Barry spent 11 years as the CEO of NTR plc, where he led the transformation of NTR from its origins as an Irish toll road developer into a leading international developer, and owner and operator of a portfolio of diverse infrastructure businesses. Prior to joining NTR, Mr. Barry worked at Bain and Company and in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

 

Mr. Barry earned a BComm from University College Cork in 1989 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.