Shortlisted from over 100 real estate professionals, PERE has highlighted the women who the magazine recognises as “fundamentally shaping the industry today”. These individuals are all “deal professionals and institutional investors with the ability to deploy substantial amounts of capital”.
Ms Barrigan joined Benson Elliot as a founding partner in 2006 after a decade working for Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area and its Whitehall funds in the US and Europe, and another two years running the real estate programme of Dubai Investment Group. During this time, she has been associated with some of the industry’s most significant transactions, including the $1.2 billion acquisition of New York’s landmark Rockefeller Center.
Ms. Barrigan was recognised several years ago by PERE as one of the industry’s rising stars. Today she is at the forefront of Benson Elliot’s acquisition efforts as the leading private equity real estate firm begins to invest the €505 million Benson Elliot Real Estate Partners III.
Benson Elliot’s managing partner, Marc Mogull, said: “These awards celebrate the achievements of some truly exceptional women, and Trish is truly exceptional. She has great knowledge, great people skills, fearless character and sound investment judgement. Her colleagues and her clients, our investors, recognise the influence she has in our industry and the impact she has on our firm. I’m very pleased she’s achieved this recognition.”
Commenting on the award, Trish Barrigan added: “I am thrilled to have been included in this exceptional shortlist, alongside women I have worked with and also greatly admire. I would also like to applaud PERE and WIRE, who are fantastic supporters of our industry and encouraging of the recognition and promotion of female talent within our market.”