John Kolb is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. John is a Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team and is responsible for the development and execution of portfolio strategy, portfolio structure, reporting, valuation, and client relations for several real estate equity separate accounts. Prior to his current role, John was Vice President of Asset Management for the Eastern Region Equity office where he oversaw a portfolio of office, multifamily, retail and industrial properties. John has worked in the industry since 1996. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, John was a Vice President of acquisitions and asset management at KBS Realty Advisors and a field engineer at Turner Construction Company managing the construction of commercial buildings. John holds a B.S and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.