Denise Stake is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Denise is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team, responsible for the development and execution of portfolio strategy, as well as reporting, investor relations and all other activities related to several real estate equity funds and separate accounts. In addition, she serves on the US Equity Investment Committee. Denise has also served as Vice President of Research supporting the real estate fund strategies and market analysis. Denise has worked in the industry since 1991. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Denise served as the Director of Research for the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries. She was also a Director at UBS Realty Investors responsible for managing the US research team in developing portfolio strategy and market research and an Acquisition Analyst and a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser. Denise holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Economics and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.