Barry D. Kaufman has more than 30 years of experience leading the real estate organizations of multi-billion dollar retailers, and has been a member of these retailers’ senior management teams. Most recently, he was the President and CEO of Limited Brands Real Estate, where he created and led the team which developed real estate strategic and tactical growth plans for the company’s multiple brands (including Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Henri Bendel, The Limited, and Express), covering over 4,000 stores. His team executed over 1,000 real estate transactions annually. Prior to that, he was the VP of Real Estate for Sears Roebuck and Co, where he created and led a real estate organization which was responsible for creating growth opportunities for the $40 billion retailer, as well as managing its more than 4,000 existing real estate locations. Mr. Kaufman began his career in the industry at The May Department Stores Company, where he ultimately served as SVP of May Realty, Inc. He retired from Limited Brands in 2006, and now serves as an advisor to retail, real estate, investment banking, and private equity firms.