Rico Kanthatham is a member of Barings Alternative Investments, a global real estate, private equity and real assets platform. Rico is responsible for leading the real estate equity securities team in Asia Pacific. Currently based in Tokyo, he established the firm’s real estate securities APAC presence in 2008. Rico has worked in the industry since 1998. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Rico was a sell-side research analyst with Prudential Securities. At Prudential, he maintained research coverage of a number of U.S. REIT sectors and provided investment advice to Prudential’s institutional clients. Before his tenure at Prudential Securities, Rico served as a securities analyst for JLW Capital Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle, where he assisted in the creation of real estate securities portfolios for Jones Lang LaSalle’s institutional clients. He began his career working for commercial architecture firms in San Francisco and New York. Rico holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from Columbia University’s Real Estate Development Program, and a Master’s of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley’s School of Environmental Design. He is currently an active participant, speaker and writing contributor to the APREA, ARES and ANREV organizations in Asia.