January 24, 2020

Barings strengthens its European Real Estate capabilities with two key leadership appointments across Benelux and Scandinavia

Barings, one of the world’s leading financial services firms, today announced the appointments of Robbert-Jan van Baal as Head of Real Estate Acquisition for Benelux and Thorsten Slytå as Regional Head of Real Estate for Scandinavia.

Van Baal, based in the Netherlands, will be responsible for transactions and overall asset and project management of Barings properties and those acquired on behalf of Barings clients. He joins Barings from AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, where he was Head of Asset Management, Netherlands, responsible for all AXA IM-RA assets.

Based in Stockholm, Slytå joins the firm from M&G Real Estate, where he oversaw transactions and asset performance through active management across M&G’s Nordic region investment portfolio. His responsibilities will include transactions and oversight of the firms’ and Barings’ clients’ properties.

Van Baal and Slytå will report to Gunther Deutsch, Barings Head of European Transactions.

“Strengthening our European real estate leadership team will position Barings across the Nordic and Benelux regions, further supporting our clients’ and the firm’s growth,” said Charles Weeks, Barings Head of Real Estate Europe and Asia. “Both van Baal and Slytå will source value and find new opportunities for our clients. They possess local, knowledgeable expertise and strong networks across Benelux and Scandinavia and we are delighted to welcome them to our team.”

About Barings
Barings is a $338+ billion* global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professional located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Learn more at www.barings.com.

*As of December 31, 2019