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Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces New Joint Venture with Brookwood Group; Hires Barry Bram as Executive Director

Starboard Commercial Real Estate Announces New Joint Venture with Brookwood Group; Hires Barry Bram as Executive Director

Industry Veteran, Barry Bram, to Lead Brookwood Starboard, a Full-Service Commercial Real Estate Firm Offering Strategic Advisory, Brokerage & Development


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Starboard Commercial Real Estate and Brookwood Group Inc. announced today the launch of a new joint venture Brookwood Starboard, a full-service real estate firm of strategic advisors, brokers and developers. Industry veteran and longtime bay rea broker, Barry Bram, has been hired as Executive Director. 

With over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate, Bram is continuously recognized as a top producer in the industry and represents high-caliber clients in their leasing and investment transactions. 

“We are extremely pleased to have Barry at the helm of Brookwood Starboard,” said Shepherd Heery, co-founding partner of Brookwood Starboard and Chairman, CEO of Brookwood Group, Inc.  “Barry brings a client-focused analytical framework to this leadership position.  He skillfully applies these strong attributes to advance and protect the interests of clients. Together with our colleagues at Brookwood Starboard, Barry possesses and deploys local market knowledge in a manner that is second to none.”

Brookwood Starboard’s feature services include:

  • Advisory: Serves as a strategic advisor to and on behalf of clients and partners. A team of experienced executives provide conceptual and early stage advice to real estate owners and investors, as well as senior managers of corporations and institutions that are contemplating new capital investments in improved or unimproved properties. 
  • Brokerage: Offers full-service commercial real estate brokerage, specializing in San Francisco Bay Area office, retail, industrial and investment properties. 
  • Development: Manages all aspects of the development process, from master-planning to phasing strategies, EIR management to tenant fit-out and move-in. Brookwood Starboard focuses on high density urban and transit-oriented properties in technology-intensive markets including new development and repurposing obsolete buildings for new uses to meet current market demand.

“After many years in local brokerage, I am excited to lead this joint venture at Brookwood Starboard, bringing to our clients a broadened scope of expertise and experience, ranging from predevelopment and planning through entitlement and construction; this combined with our existing full range of leasing and investment brokerage will yield rewarding results for clients who constantly look for opportunities, advisory services and transactional success.” Barry Bram, Executive Director, Brookwood Starboard  

To learn more about Brookwood Starboard and its services, please visit


About Starboard Commercial Real Estate 

Starboard Commercial Real Estate is the largest independently owned commercial real estate company in San Francisco, California. Starboard was established in 1991 with a unique vision of what a commercial real estate firm should be. With a combined total of 55 years representing landlords and tenants, members of the firm are devoted to serving clients with the highest ethics and professionalism. By implementing the latest technology, Starboard combines innovative market techniques with hard work, pursuing every opportunity to meet its clients’ commercial property goals. Our brokers are highly qualified professionals supported by skilled support staff and a full-service in-house graphic and website design team. Our brokers have access to critical information on existing tenants in San Francisco and more than 1,814 office buildings and over 103 million square feet of office space throughout San Francisco. In 2000, Starboard became the San Francisco member of TCN Worldwide Real Estate, a national affiliation of independent real estate firms located in more than 200 markets with 62 offices in 8 countries, including North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Using national and international real estate expertise, Starboard provides clients with local know-how on a global scale. For more information, visit


About Brookwood Group

Brookwood Group, Inc. is a national real estate development, strategic planning and management consulting firm that was founded in San Francisco in 1989 by siblings, Laura and Shepherd Heery, together with their father, George Heery.  The company continues to be headquartered in San Francisco and also has offices in Atlanta, Palm Beach and Seattle.  On the West Coast, the firm’s senior principals are Alan Katz, James Mueller and Shepherd Heery. Learn more about Brookwood Group and its services by visiting  


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Natalie Wolfrom 

PR for Starboard Commercial Real Estate