Dean Barber joined the Confluent Development management team in 2017 as the Executive Vice President of Development Management. With 30 years of development experience, Dean’s capability spans product types that include build-to-suit, multi-tenant office, medical office and surgery centers, hospitals, retail, hospitality, multi-family, senior housing, light industrial business parks and large mixed-use land developments.
Dean leads the overall execution of all Confluent Development projects. With Confluent Development making a respected name for the level of complexity in their projects, Dean’s role focuses on the firm’s development management services, which continues to scale the organization both locally and nationally with best-in-class processes critical to the firm’s continued success and growth.
Previously, Dean served as the Senior Vice President of Development Management for McWhinney, where he oversaw the execution of the firm’s commercial, hospitality and multi-family developments. During his tenure there, he developed more than 35 projects resulting in more than 3.25 million square feet of commercial space with notable projects including the revitalization of Denver’s iconic Union Station and the redevelopment of the historic Dairy Block in Lower Downtown Denver.
Dean holds Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and has completed coursework in the M.S. in construction management program from Colorado State University.
Giving Back in Business and Community
Dean is an active participant in the professional community through membership in NAIOP and previously served on the board of Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation.
Dean’s love of mentorship through sports has lead him not only to coach over 20 youth and high school football, baseball and lacrosse teams over the years but to serve on the board of organizations such as CHAMP (Character in Athletics, Make it a Priority) and Ft. Collins Youth Lacrosse. Other notable organizations where Dean is proud to sit the board include Adoption Dreams Come True, Poudre Valley Hospital, Harmony Campus, and Colorado State University’s Everitt Real Estate Center.