Deborah (Deb) Schwartz is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. Deb is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, responsible for the development and execution of portfolio strategy, reporting, valuations, and client relations for a core equity fund. Deb has worked in the industry since 1990. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, she was a Vice President at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where she held positions in asset management, portfolio management, and acquisitions. Before that, Deb worked at Talcott Realty Corporation on an office-focused fund and at The Hartford making acquisitions and dispositions of real estate related securities. She started her career as a real estate appraiser. Deb holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.