John Kennedy is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. John is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team, responsible for investment strategy, client relations and reporting for a global real estate equity separate account and indirectly for that same client’s investment in certain Barings managed funds. In addition, he is a member of the Barings Real Estate U.S. Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to this current role, John served in roles as the Head of U.S. Real Estate Asset Management and Real Estate Regional Director – Western Region within the Barings Real Estate platform. John has worked in the industry since 1989. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, John worked at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., where he was a Vice President in charge of asset management, property management and leasing. John holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.