Local market insights. A cycle-tested perspective.
One of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, Barings offers a broad spectrum of solutions across private real estate debt and equity.
Our expertise spans all major property sectors, while our research-based and locally executed investment approach uncovers relative value and is designed to deliver compelling risk-adjusted returns to our clients.
Global Real Estate Debt
AUM: $29.5 billion (30 June 2020)
We have been originating real estate mortgages for more than 150 years1 and offer a broad range of private debt financing solutions, including commercial mortgage loans and affordable housing. Additionally, we specialize in the direct origination of structured finance products, including first mortgage and mezzanine debt, subordinate positions in senior loans, preferred equity and non-performing loan strategies focused on relative value.
We also offer a variety of financing options for multifamily, senior housing and healthcare facilities through Barings Multifamily Capital.
1 Lending and debt servicing activities prior to 2010, while conducted by Core Mortgage or Structured Real Estate Investments, occurred at an affiliated firm.
Private Real Estate Equity
AUM: $14.2 billion (30 June 2020)
We have managed discretionary and non-discretionary private real estate equity funds and separate accounts since 1994 and today offer a range of strategies to meet diverse investment needs.
Our Value Add
- Global Platform, Local Execution: Our local teams draw upon the expansive resources of one of the largest global real estate investment firms, and execute value enhancing strategies across property sectors, investment styles and ownership structures.
- Trusted Partner: Our business model creates a fiduciary culture, stability, transparency and alignment of interests with our clients.
- Depth of Team: Our experienced teams collaborate throughout the investment process, bringing together senior Investment Committee leadership with a “boots on the ground” approach that provides real time feedback and early identification of trends.
- Sustainable Approach: We take ESG into consideration at each stage of the investment and management process, and continue to achieve measurable results that demonstrate our ongoing ESG commitment.
- Long-Term Commitment: Our strong parent company backing encourages a long-term focus, and their investment alongside our clients creates an alignment of interests.
The Case for European Real Estate Debt
The supportive pricing fundamentals in the European real estate market, and low leverage relative to previous property cycles, suggest the asset class is well-positioned to withstand the impact of the pandemic.View
2021 Outlook: The Uneven Recovery
The recovery in many ways looks real and durable—but it also looks uneven and, in some cases, quite unpredictable. In this discussion, investment professionals from the public and private markets discuss where they expect to see risks and opportunities in the year ahead.View
Value-Add Beyond the Pandemic
The shock provided by the global pandemic has roiled real estate markets around the world—which means that the quality and location of properties has never been more important.View
European Real Estate Research Quarterly
While COVID has negatively impacted the retail and hotel sectors, the logistics and residential sectors have been much less affected. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in on the opportunity set—and why the overall outlook remains positive.View
U.S. Real Estate Research Quarterly
Although the U.S. economy bounced back sharply in the third quarter, the near-term path for the economy and real estate markets remains highly dependent on progress toward a medical solution to COVID and the degree of further lockdowns. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in.View
Real Estate Debt: Europe’s Developing Opportunity
Barings Real Estate’s Sam Mellor describes the trends underpinning the structural growth of real estate debt in Europe, and compares and contrasts the asset class with other public and private fixed income alternatives.View
European Real Estate Research Quarterly
In the midst of a pandemic, some European real estate sectors are thriving, and should emerge stronger in the end, while others are merely surviving. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in on the shifting opportunity set—and why the overall outlook remains positive.View
U.S. Real Estate Research Quarterly
As businesses and individuals continue to adapt to life in the midst of a pandemic, U.S. real estate sectors and trends continue to evolve. While some changes may be temporary, others will alter the industry and future opportunity set. The Barings Real Estate team weighs in.View
How the Pandemic Changes Real Estate
The global pandemic is changing the way we live, work and play. Such behavioral changes have been felt acutely across commercial real estate markets, and the impact may only accelerate from here. But which changes are short term and which are here to stay?View
European Real Estate: Where the Opportunities are Today
Barings Real Estate’s Valeria Falcone describes how COVID-19 has changed the competitive dynamics across European property markets, and highlights where the team is finding and creating value today.View
Real Estate: The Critical Role of Asset Management in a Crisis
Asset management is vital to long-term value creation in real estate debt and equity markets—particularly when it comes to navigating crises like COVID-19.View
Global Real Estate: Cyclical & Structural Impacts of COVID-19
As investors navigate global real estate markets in the months and years ahead, understanding the interplay between near-term cyclical weakness and long-term structural trends will be key.View
Fact-finding and Fortune-telling in U.S. Real Estate
Barings’ John Ockerbloom and Colin Gordon discuss the material consequences of COVID-19 for the real estate markets broadly as well as sector by sector—and predict how real estate portfolios may change in the years ahead.View
U.S. Real Estate: More Reward in Core?
As investors in the market continue to chase yield, the risk premium—or the reward for taking that risk—appears to be diminishing. In this environment, we’re seeing some of the best opportunities in the highest-quality assets.View
European Real Estate: Late-Cycle Value from Manchester to Munich
Can value still be found (or created) ten years into the European property market cycle? And if so, which sectors, geographies and risk profiles look most compelling? Barings’ Charles Weeks weighs in.View
European Real Estate Equity: Uncovering Value City by City
Charles Weeks, Head of Real Estate Equity for Europe and Asia Pacific, discusses the backdrop for European real estate markets, where the team is seeing the most value by sector and geography, and why they always take an active approach across strategies and investment styles.View
Highlights from the Barings 360 Private Markets Conference
Watch Barings CEO, Tom Finke, and other senior leaders discuss their key takeaways from the firm's signature private assets event.View
Real Estate Debt: A Time for Balance
Dean Dulchinos, Head of Real Estate Debt Portfolio Management and Capital Markets, recently spoke with PERE about how he expects the U.S. real estate debt market to shape up in 2019—including the opportunities it presents, the shift in both investor types and risk-reward profiles sought, and how credit cycle placement is affecting the asset class.View
Navigating European Real Estate Markets
In this Q&A, Paul Stewart, Head of European Real Estate Research & Strategy, discusses how investors in the asset class can allocate capital in an uncertain interest rate environment, while facing potential headwinds such as Brexit and the threat of trade wars.View
How We Invest in Global Real Estate Markets
At Barings, we leverage our deep teams, global presence and expertise across the four quadrants of real estate as we seek to help our clients turn opportunities into real solutions.View
Case Study: Madison Centre – From Idea to Reality
This cutting-edge office tower in Seattle’s central business district exemplifies how global research, coupled with local insights, can help uncover attractive opportunities.View
Seeking Opportunities Across Global Real Estate MarketsView
Cyclical Evolution and Structural Revolution
In this piece from Preqin, Barings’ heads of U.S. and European real estate research explore the ways in which structural shifts within cities and industries are presenting an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors.View
Nordic: Real Estate Outlook 2017
The Nordics is an expanding region, with sustained positive economic growth forecast across all countries. This is particularly welcome news for Finland, which has experienced a difficult few years.View
News & Events
Barings Demonstrates Conviction in Future of Office With €72 Million Stockholm CBD Value Add Acquisition
Barings Continues Global Expansion With Appointment of John Ratcliffe as Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate
Barings Extends European Logistics Portfolio With €92 Million Swedish Acquistion
Real Estate Veteran Joe Gorin Joins Barings
Barings Strengthens Its Research & Analytics Team With the Appointment of Philip Conner as Head of U.S. Real Estate Research & Strategy