Denise Stake is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. 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 U.S. 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 2005, 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 U.S. 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.