Hilco Real Estate names retail veteran to lead retail services

Northbrook, Ill. Hilco Real Estate said it has appointed Barry D. Kaufman as senior executive VP and senior advisor.

Kaufman will direct a newly formed business unit, Hilco Real Estate Retail Solutions, which is comprised of three categories: benchmarking and analytical work; real estate strategy and transaction targeting; and transactional work.

Kaufman previously was the president and CEO of Limited Brands Real Estate, where he created and led the team that developed the real estate-related strategic and tactical growth plans for multiple brands under the Limited Brands umbrella, including Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, Henri Bendel, The Limited and Express. Kaufman retired from Limited Brands Real Estate in 2006 and has since been consulting for retailers.

Prior to that, he was VP and head of real estate for Sears Roebuck and Co.