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Barings appoints José Carlos Torres as new Head of Iberia

Nov 11, 2021

Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, announces the appointment of José Carlos Torres as Head of Real Estate, Iberia.  Based in Madrid, José Carlos will lead Barings’ real estate investment activity in the Iberian region and will work closely with both Gunther Deutsch, who leads European transactions, as well as with Charles Weeks, Barings’ Head of Real Estate for Europe and Asia Pacific. 

José Carlos brings more than 16 years of experience in the sector and joins from Hines, where he had been an Investment Director for the past three years to lead its Spanish acquisitions team.  Prior to this, he gained experience at Redevco, Zaphir Asset Management and Aguirre Newman. 

With extensive experience across acquisitions and asset management, José Carlos is also a faculty member at Instituto de Empresa Business School (IE) teaching asset management in the Real Estate management programme and transactions at the Master in Real Estate Development offered by the school. 

Barings has been active in Iberia since 2015 and has an AUM of circa €600m across a range of core and value-add investments encompassing both equity and debt investments across commercial and ‘living’ sectors, logistics and retail.  The portfolio includes landmark assets such as the Avalon Business Park in Madrid and Berceo Shopping Centre in Logrono, with recent activity heavily focused in the logistics space. 

Charles Weeks, Head of Real Estate for Europe and Asia Pacific at Barings, said: “José Carlos brings a really impressive track record in the Iberian real estate market and has led high profile transactions across a range of sectors, including logistics, residential and office. A strong ‘boots on the ground’ presence is a key part of our success across different investment strategies, so we are really pleased to welcome José Carlos to the team as we continue to build on our success in the Iberian market and deploy the substantial capital that we have available for investment across European markets” 

José Carlos added: “This was an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and highly active business – I very much look forward to working with Gunther, Charles and the rest of the team in Madrid to build on their successes to date.” 


Barings Real Estate

Barings Real Estate (BRE) offers a broad range of global investment opportunities across the private debt and equity investment markets. BRE invests in all major property sectors and offers an expansive range of financing solutions to real estate borrowers.  Follow us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/showcase/barings-alternative-investments.
 

About Barings

Barings is a $387+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities, and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment. Learn more at www.barings.com.

*Assets under management as of September 30, 2021
 

Media Contact

Cheryl Krauss
Communications
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Charlotte, NC 28202 
Cheryl.Krauss@barings.com

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