ULI Tampa Bay Welcomes New Chair – Barry Karpay!
Barry is Vice President of Land Acquisition for CalAtlantic Group a new company created when Standard Pacific Homes and Ryland Homes merged on October 1, 2015. His responsibilities include pursuing diverse land and lot positions throughout the Tampa Bay area. This year marks Barry’s 40th year in real estate development.
His work includes land acquisition and development for residential communities, and custom homebuilding. He joined Westfield Homes in 2001which was acquired by Standard Pacific in 2002. In 2010 the company changed course to pursue the move up market with both home and community design. Some notable acquisitions include Estancia at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, Arbor Grande in Lakewood Ranch, and Promenade at Lake Park formerly known as the Geraci Property in northwest Hillsborough County.
Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Studies from the University of Florida. He has served on many committees as a member the Tampa Bay Builders Association of both Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. He is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute serving locally on both the Management Committee and Governance Committee. Nationally, he serves on the Master Planned Community Developer Council. Since 1999 he has served as a board member of Weinberg Village, an assisted living facility in Northwest Hillsborough County. He and his wife Joyce enjoy visiting their sons in Austin and D.C., traveling, and practicing Mysore Yoga.