A division of CAA Sports, CAA ICON is the world’s-leading owners representative and strategic management consulting firm for public and private sports and entertainment facility owners/operators, professional franchises, and leagues. CAA ICON’s Strategic Advisory Group provides consulting services to the sports and entertainment industry across a broad range of areas, including market demand analysis; financial feasibility analysis; economic impact analysis; project finance; valuation; negotiations; operations; transaction due diligence; politics; and strategic planning. With a portfolio of many of the most successful venues throughout the world, CAA ICON’s Venue Development Group provides clients comprehensive facility development services to guide a project from conception through planning, design, construction, and opening. CAA ICON executives have managed the development of home venues for NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB MLS, MLL, AFL, CHL, NBDL, DEL and BBL franchises, totaling more than $8 billion. ICON Venue Group was acquired by CAA Sports in 2016. Barrett Sports Group was acquired by CAA Sports in 2017.
The complexity of the sports and entertainment industry requires that a consultant have extensive experience in a broad range of areas. Understanding project-related technical issues, as well as the political environment is critical to the overall success of any project. CAA ICON Strategic Advisory consistently develops creative solutions to complex problems. Dan Barrett’s understanding of the many aspects of the sports and entertainment industry coupled with his extensive negotiating experience provides his clients with an invaluable resource. Mr. Barrett is recognized as one of the industry’s leading deal makers.
We have a demonstrated track record of providing high-quality, value-added consulting services to public and private sports and entertainment facility owners/operators, professional franchises, and leagues. As an independent, objective, third party advisor, we have the ability to assist you in a variety of unique and complex areas. We have no predetermined position on the course of action that should be taken. Our primary goal is to protect our clients’ interests.