In memoriam - Trish Barrigan


It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Trish Barrigan, co-founder and managing partner of Benson Elliot Capital Management.

With Trish’s passing, we have lost a beautiful person, inspirational leader, champion, friend and positive role model for women in real estate.

Trish was committed to promoting D&I within her firm and the wider industry and led by example. She Co-founded WIRE in the U.K., and both Trish and Benson Elliot were early supporters of Real Estate Balance. Trish participated on the panel of leaders at our Annual Flagship Event in 2019 when she voiced the views of smaller businesses by pointing out that when you do not have the resources to invest heavily in consultants or training, and you have to employ people who can hit the ground running, “Corporate culture is very important. We lead from the top and change by example,” she said. “It is important to be supportive of the whole team, not just women. Flexible working is available to all…” Trish was a truly enlightened and inclusive leader, and we shall miss her.

Our thoughts are with Trish’s husband, Ian, and their two children, Jack and Grace, as well as her colleagues and friends at Benson Elliot.

Donations in Trish’s memory can be made to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Donations made in her name will be put towards the neuro-oncology research fund to support brain tumour research. Donations can be made online using this link: