Local market insights. A cycle-tested perspective.
Barings is one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, offering a broad spectrum of solutions across private real estate debt and equity.
Our expertise spans all major property sectors, while our distinctive investment style and relative value approach are designed to deliver compelling returns to our clients.
Global Real Estate Debt
AUM: $29.6 billion (31 December 2019)
We have been originating real estate mortgages for more than 150 years1 and offer a broad range of private debt financing solutions, including commercial mortgage loans and affordable housing. Additionally, we specialize in the direct origination of structured finance products, including first mortgage and mezzanine debt, subordinate positions in senior loans, preferred equity and non-performing loan strategies focused on relative value.
We also offer a variety of financing options for multifamily, senior housing and healthcare facilities through Barings Multifamily Capital.
1 Lending and debt servicing activities prior to 2010, while conducted by Core Mortgage or Structured Real Estate Investments, occurred at an affiliated firm.
Private Real Estate Equity
AUM: $14.4 billion (31 December 2019)
We have managed discretionary and non-discretionary private real estate equity funds and separate accounts since 1994 and today offer a range of strategies to meet diverse investment needs.
Our Value Add
- Global platform, local execution: We are one of the largest global real estate platforms with local, experienced professionals across property sectors and structures.
- Trusted Partner: Our business model embodies a fiduciary culture, transparency and alignment of interests with those of our clients.
- Disciplined Risk Manager: We avoid style drift and target risk-priced investing in seeking to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.
- Sponsor Commitment: We exemplify stable ownership and ongoing commitment with our long-term, cycle-tested investment perspective.
Global Real Estate: Cyclical & Structural Impacts of COVID-19
As investors navigate global real estate markets in the months and years ahead, understanding the interplay between near-term cyclical weakness and long-term structural trends will be key.View
Fact-finding and Fortune-telling in U.S. Real Estate
Barings’ John Ockerbloom and Colin Gordon discuss the material consequences of COVID-19 for the real estate markets broadly as well as sector by sector—and predict how real estate portfolios may change in the years ahead.View
U.S. Real Estate: More Reward in Core?
As investors in the market continue to chase yield, the risk premium—or the reward for taking that risk—appears to be diminishing. In this environment, we’re seeing some of the best opportunities in the highest-quality assets.View
European Real Estate: Late-Cycle Value from Manchester to Munich
Can value still be found (or created) ten years into the European property market cycle? And if so, which sectors, geographies and risk profiles look most compelling? Barings’ Charles Weeks weighs in.View
European Real Estate Equity: Uncovering Value City by City
Charles Weeks, Head of Real Estate Equity for Europe and Asia Pacific, discusses the backdrop for European real estate markets, where the team is seeing the most value by sector and geography, and why they always take an active approach across strategies and investment styles.View
Highlights from the Barings 360 Private Markets Conference
Watch Barings CEO, Tom Finke, and other senior leaders discuss their key takeaways from the firm's signature private assets event.View
Real Estate Debt: A Time for Balance
Dean Dulchinos, Head of Real Estate Debt Portfolio Management and Capital Markets, recently spoke with PERE about how he expects the U.S. real estate debt market to shape up in 2019—including the opportunities it presents, the shift in both investor types and risk-reward profiles sought, and how credit cycle placement is affecting the asset class.View
Navigating European Real Estate Markets
In this Q&A, Paul Stewart, Head of European Real Estate Research & Strategy, discusses how investors in the asset class can allocate capital in an uncertain interest rate environment, while facing potential headwinds such as Brexit and the threat of trade wars.View
How We Invest in Global Real Estate Markets
At Barings, we leverage our deep teams, global presence and expertise across the four quadrants of real estate as we seek to help our clients turn opportunities into real solutions.View
Case Study: Madison Centre – From Idea to Reality
This cutting-edge office tower in Seattle’s central business district exemplifies how global research, coupled with local insights, can help uncover attractive opportunities.View
Seeking Opportunities Across Global Real Estate MarketsView
Cyclical Evolution and Structural Revolution
In this piece from Preqin, Barings’ heads of U.S. and European real estate research explore the ways in which structural shifts within cities and industries are presenting an evolving set of opportunities and risks for investors.View
Nordic: Real Estate Outlook 2017
The Nordics is an expanding region, with sustained positive economic growth forecast across all countries. This is particularly welcome news for Finland, which has experienced a difficult few years.View
News & Events
Real Estate Veteran Joe Gorin Joins Barings
Barings Strengthens Its Research & Analytics Team With the Appointment of Philip Conner as Head of U.S. Real Estate Research & Strategy
Barings Sells Nexus Place for £169.4 Million
Barings European Value Add Fund Announces Sale of Prime Office Asset in Milan for €136 Million
Publity Sells St. Martin's Tower in Frankfurt to Barings