Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2004 (Revised May 2007)

George Barker

by John A. Davis


George Barker, the 40-year-old CEO of his family's commercial real estate design and development firm, must deal with the unsatisfactory performance of his brother Peter, who is also in the business. Although Peter's performance is upsetting to George, George feels that it will be difficult to navigate the family ownership and other business factors to deal with the problem.

Keywords: Family Business; Leadership Style; Business or Company Management; Performance Evaluation; Problems and Challenges; Family and Family Relationships; Real Estate Industry;


Davis, John A. "George Barker." Harvard Business School Case 804-094, February 2004. (Revised May 2007.)