Stephen Barter

Chairman Real Estate Advisory
KPMG in the UK

Stephen Barter

Barter is chairman of Wilton Capital Advisers and has more than 30 years of experience in real estate. He is a graduate of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and is a fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Society of Arts.

Until recently, he was chairman of KPMG’s real estate advisory practice. Prior to KPMG, he was UK chief executive officer of Qatari Diar, group projects director at Grosvenor, head of European Real Estate for a leading international investment bank, and an equity partner at Richard Ellis (now CBRE). Barter’s experience extends to property investment and financing, consulting for government and major multinational companies, privatizations and public-private partnerships, and the creation and management of property funds. He has particular expertise in the structuring and funding of large-scale, place-making developments and urban regeneration.

He has served on the UK Prime Minister’s Property Consultative Committee, and for many years was an external member of the UK Ministry of Defence Estates Committee and a member of the Bank of England Property Forum. He is a former UK chairman of the Urban Land Institute and recently advised the government in formulating fresh ideas for the regeneration of town centers and increasing the housing supply.

He has also enjoyed a significant pro bono career with appointments at leading universities and arts organizations.