Steve founded Anbau in 1998 based on the vision that “good design makes good business”. He led finance and construction for all Anbau projects. He has been active in real estate development in Manhattan for 25 years. Prior to Anbau, Steve was Senior Development Officer of Continuum Company. He was responsible for the development of the 101-unit Richmond Condominiums, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. He also spent five years as Senior Project Manager at a New York City-based construction management company, building over 100 units of subsidized housing on the Lower East Side.
Steve holds a BA in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, a M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University. He sits on the board of the International Yacht Restoration School.
Barbara van Beuren joined Anbau in 2002 and is one of the company’s co-owners. She led company strategic planning, financial planning and risk management. She oversaw acquisitions, Anbau’s multi-family portfolio as well as condominium design, marketing and sales. Prior to Anbau, Barbara was Executive Director for the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, a founding partner of van Beuren/Webb Architects and a project designer at Dagit Saylor Architects.
Barbara received a BA in History from Tufts University, a M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Steve Gorey joined Anbau in 2016. Previous to Anbau, Steve was managing director and COO CAO of GTIS Partners LP, where he managed operations, finance, HR, technology and compliance; a CRE Team Leader of Bankruptcy Estate, and a Senior Vice President and Lead Underwriter of the Principal Transactions Group at Lehman Brothers, where he underwrote $690MM in closed production volume; and a Vice President of Risk Management and Asset Management of Trimont Real Estate Advisors, where he was asset manager and underwriter for five residential high rise and single family developments.Steve holds an M.B.A. from NYU Stern School of Business, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Manhattan College.
James joined Anbau in 2003. He is responsible for the design and all legal aspects of predevelopment. He oversees project zoning, entitlements, approvals and expediting as well as third party design and construction consultants. He works closely with the construction project managers to ensure that project budget and quality meets Anbau standards. Prior to Anbau James was a Project Manager at Solomon Cordwell Buenz and Legit in Chicago, and a Design Architect for The Phillips Group in their New York and London offices.
James holds a B. Arch from the University of Notre Dame. He is a licensed architect.