Chris Black

Head of Real Estate Acquisitions—Western U.S.

El Segundo, CA

(310) 309-4361

Chris Black is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. Chris is a Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Equity Acquisitions – Western U.S., responsible for all equity investing activity throughout the region across multiple commercial real estate asset classes and strategies. In addition, he serves on the U.S. Real Estate Equity Investment Committee. Chris has worked in the industry since 1992. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, he spent five years as a Vice President at Summit Commercial responsible for real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining Summit Commercial, he spent four years at Copley Real Estate Advisors/AEW Capital Management, where he was responsible for real estate acquisitions, asset management, and dispositions. Chris began his career at Price Waterhouse (PwC) as a real estate consultant. Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate Finance and Development from the University of Southern California.