Meet Rob Barse
Principal & Founder
Site analysis, due diligence, selection, and acquisition
Government entitlements and approvals
Municipal incentive procurement
Purchase / sale / leaseback / lease negotiations
Debt and equity financing
Design and construction team member solicitation, selection, and management
Design and construction contract negotiations including CM/GC/GMPs
Design and construction process oversight and administration
Implementation and management of project controls (cost/schedule/quality/risk)
McShane Development LLC | Director of Development | 2016 – 2019
Barse was instrumental in securing and executing all developments for McShane Development during his employment. Due to his keen eye for “money sites”, he took an empty backlog and immediately brought two sites to the table that resulted in a build-to-suit project for Aspen Dental as well as the acquisition and simultaneous sale of a former Payless ShoeSource that redeveloped into a free-standing Orange Theory Fitness. The sale of the Aspen Dental resulted in one of the most profitable developments in company history.
Prior to Barse’s employment, McShane Development had identified Thrifty White as a key prospect but had been unable to establish a relationship. Rob was able to identify an inflection point with Thrifty White’s preferred developer and brought forward an off-market site opportunity. The proposed site met significant opposition at public hearings as it included acquiring a portion of public park land and public parking area. Unfortunately, the site did not advance, however, Thrifty White was so impressed with the site selection process that they engaged McShane Development to identify and bring forward a site in a different market which resulted in a build-to-suit development. Additionally, due to his project management track record, Rob was able to offer a new service offering in the marketplace that the company had not previously provided. As a result, Barse secured an owner’s rep position with Patterson Companies for a 60,000 square foot fulfillment center expansion in Hereford, Texas.
ORB Management Corporation | Community Well-being Team Lead | 2007-2016
As ORB’s former Community Well-being Team Lead, Barse’s experience in the health & wellness space is significant. He was instrumental in achieving the following for his former employer during his tenure:
Developing and implementing the strategic pursuit plan for YMCAs, health and wellness centers, community recreation/aquatic centers, and university athletic complexes.
Building a team of consultants that bring over 30 years of YMCA management and operational expertise, over 14 combined years of YMCA Board and Committee participation, and development of numerous consecutive YMCA projects since 2009.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with influencers, decision-makers and stakeholders of sports and recreation projects.
Facilitating stakeholder partnerships critical for project success; leading community outreach and public listening sessions during project development; assisting clients secure public and private funding and grants; and, delivering projects based on established scope, schedule and budget metrics.
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MSCA Legislative Committee Member 2018 / 2019
City of Hastings Planning Commission 2015-2019
YMCA of Eagan Community Board Member 2012-2015
Bachelor of Science, Entrepreneurial Studies
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire