Mr. Gilbertson has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and construction. He has been Managing Director of Tigger Limited, trading as Barry Gilbertson Consultancy, since August 2010, providing professional advice focused on strategy and risk to businesses with significant real estate interests. Mr. Gilbertson has been the Senior Independent Director of LSE‑listed Custodian REIT plc (in United Kingdom) since March 2014. He also served as Chairman of the Administrative Board of conwert Immobilien Invest SE, a real estate company quoted on the Vienna Stock Exchange, as a one year turnaround role, from June 2015 to June 2016 and also served as a director of RONA Inc. from January 2013 until May 2015. Until March 2012, he served as a non‑executive consultant at Knight Frank LLP, the international real estate advisory firm. Mr. Gilbertson was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 1996 until 2011, where he focused on business recovery, turnaround and corporate finance projects ranging from international multi‑bank work to single lender projects in the UK. At PwC, Mr. Gilbertson led, for example, the work‑out of the U.S.$8 billion real estate investment portfolio owned (as well as the corporate property occupied in the UK and Europe) by Lehman Brothers (in administration), together with other significant turnaround projects, such as Rock, a real estate group in New York. Mr. Gilbertson has led or worked on projects, or spoken at conferences, in some 34 countries, and invited to speak at 8 world events in various countries.
Mr. Gilbertson was global President of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) from 2004 to 2005, a member of The Bank of England Property Forum from 2003 to 2010, the founder Chairman of the Non‑Administrative Receivers Association (NARA) in 1995, the co‑founder Vice Chair of the World Association of Valuation Organisations (WAVO) in 2004, the Chair of Valuation for the United Nations Real Estate Advisory Group as an individual member from 2000 to 2005, a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK since 1986 and a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) from 1998‑2016. Mr. Gilbertson has been Visiting Professor at The University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK since 2003, was appointed in 2014 as a Visiting Professor at The Royal Agricultural University in UK, a Visiting Lecturer at 21 universities in China, Germany, Kenya, the UK and the United States, and has in excess of 100 published articles to his name.
Mr. Gilbertson served as a Trustee and Board Director at the College of Estate Management from 2005 to 2014. He is currently a member of The Council (and The Court) of the University of Bath, UK, serving on two committees including Finance. Mr. Gilbertson is a Trustee of the Bath Preservation Trust, Chairs its Historic Vaults Group and a member of its Architecture & Planning Committee in the UK. He is also a Trustee of the F.G. Cooke Charity, in Bath, UK. He is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, a Freeman of the City of London, UK and holds Honorary Membership designations from four professional bodies — in South Africa, in Romania and in the UK.