Our People

Jacques Barbera

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jacques created Bar Invest Group in 2001 to start an acquisition/redevelopment business in the States of Florida. He built a team that purchased over 50 apartment properties with over 1,000 apartment homes representing more than $250 million in acquisition and redevelopment investment. Today he oversees all aspects of Bar Invest Group's development, acquisition and management businesses. Prior to fund Bar Invest Group, Jacques was the founder and chairman of Bar Invest Argentina and Bar Invest France.

Herve Barbera

Senior Vice President - Acquisition & Disposition
Herve is responsible for overseeing the sourcing, underwriting and negotiations of apartment property acquisitions and disposition for Bar Invest Group . Herve has been a part of Bar Invest's acquisition program since its inception in 2005 and has been directly involved in the acquisition of our multifamily properties. As well Herve graduated from the University of Miami, where he earned a BS in finance and business law.

Thierry Barbera

Executive Vice President - Head of Construction
Thierry is responsible for all designs, project coordination and construction activities at Bar Invest Group and has been with the company since 2007. Since joining Bar Invest Group, Thierry has been involved in developing garden and high-density urban apartments, mid-rise and high-rise residences, condominiums and single family subdivisions.

Jose Angel Gonzalez

Financial Controler
Jose Angel serves as Financial Controller for Bar Invest Group. In her role as Bar invest Group's Financial Controller, Jose Angel’s responsibilities include creating and maintaining a standard chart of accounts for Bar Invest Group Residential, documenting all transactional data, preparing financial statements, and managing the firm’s accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Damian Alvarez

Asset Manager
Damian serves as an Asset Manager for Bar Invest Group. His responsibilities include identifying areas for financial growth within properties, monitoring leasing and operating activity, reviewing property-level financial statements, providing property rehabilitation administrative support, and aiding in the investor reporting process. Damian works in constant collaboration with Bar invest Group's property management teams to effectively manage the multihousing portfolio.

Laetitia Barbera

Investor Relations & Marketing Coordinator
Laetitia responsibilities include managing investor communications, maintaining Bar invest Group's investor relations technology platform, and coordinating Bar Invest Group's external marketing and communications materials and events.
Laetitia joined Bar Invest Group in 2016 as a local supervisor and has held several key leadership roles at the company. Laetitia received her education at The University of Miami and a Master in Communication and Marketing Real Estate.

Karin Sako

Multifamily Regional Manager
Karin is responsible for all aspects of property management within the Bar Invest Group residential portfolio. She is in charge of implementing annual operational budgets, developing the management plans, and overall daily activities with the properties staffs. Prior joining Bar invest Group, Karin was a SR. Regional Manager at Fairfield Residential from 2002 - 2016 and a Regional Manager at Gables Residential/Trammell Crow Residential from 1992 to 2002.