William Gustafson, CFA
William Gustafson is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. William is responsible for covering the lodging, healthcare and finance sectors as well as contributing to allocation and portfolio construction for the U.S. REIT strategy. William has worked in the industry since 1997. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, William was a Senior Associate Analyst with Green Street Advisors, an independent research firm that specializes in real estate securities. At Green Street, he maintained research coverage of lodging companies and provided investment advice to Green Street’s institutional clients. Prior to Green Street, William worked as an Associate in Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group. In addition, he worked for more than five years on the acquisitions team at JER Partners in the United States and Europe. During his time at JER Partners, he underwrote and acquired investments in real estate and mortgages in the United States, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom. William holds a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Business at the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. with a dual concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the CFA Institute.