Over 26 years of experience in commercial real estate, with exposure to corporate clients, various ownership entities, local and national brokers, and large regional commercial real estate firms.
Prior to joining Stirling Properties, Barnes was affiliated with Coldwell Banker Commercial Reehl Properties and CFB Real Estate, a commercial real estate and development company based in Foley, Alabama. Prior to re-locating to Baldwin County in 2003, Barnes was a vice president with Colonial Properties Trust, a REIT based in Birmingham, Alabama.
Barnes also served as director of marketing for Atlanta-based Carter & Associates; responsibilities consisted of leasing and marketing of all Carter-managed commercial properties in Birmingham. Ownership entities consisted of INVESCO Realty Advisors, ALFA Insurance, Equitable Insurance, and CSL Associates.
Barnes earned his CCIM designation in 1998 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of CCIM. Other affiliations include a 10-year association with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), past NAIOP - Alabama president, and past Trustee of the Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE)
Current affiliations include membership in the Alabama Chapter of CCIM/Gulf Coast District - Past President, the Baldwin County Commercial and Industrial Exchange (BCIE), the Baldwin County Association of Realtors, the Mobile County Association of Realtors and recently appointed to the Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation. Licensed in Alabama, Barnes is focused on commercial sales and leasing.