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 and public 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.
Private Real Estate Debt
AUM: $25.9 billion (30 September 2018)
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: $14.1 billion (30 September 2018)
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.
Public Real Estate Debt Securities
AUM: $236 million (30 September 2018)
We invest in and manage a variety of public debt instruments, including commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trust (REIT) bonds and real estate debt derivatives.
Public Real Estate Equity Securities
AUM: $1.5 billion (30 September 2018)
We provide exposure to real estate through a number of public equity strategies, managed by global professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
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.
- Four Quadrant Investor: We are active investors in private and public equity and debt, giving us insight into pricing and other trends.
- 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.
Barings’ Scott Brown Featured in PEREView
Navigating European Real Estate Markets
European real estate markets are becoming more complex. Barings’ Paul Stewart discusses how investors can allocate capital in an uncertain interest rate environment, while facing potential headwinds such as Brexit and the threat of trade wars.View
Barings Alternative Investments – Who We Are & What We Do
Across Real Estate, Private Equity and Real Assets we leverage our deep origination capabilities, and on-the-ground knowledge, to provide access to differentiated opportunities.View
Global Presence, Local Knowledge: Seeking Opportunities Across the Four Quadrants of Real Estate
In this Q&A, Scott Brown, Barings’ Global Head of Real Estate, describes how the firm identifies and manages opportunities by capitalizing on a four-quadrant approach.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
U.S. Research Special Report: Decrypting E-Commerce
Technology is surely impacting traditional retailing, mainly in the ways that consumers shop and how retailers deliver those goods. The good news is that e-commerce and physical stores have formed a symbiotic relationship, creating a phy-gital (physical + digital) retail world. Barings Real Estate Advisers research explores e-commerce’s impact on retail real estate.View
News & Events
Barings Acquires Newly Completed Industrial Units in Bicester for £12.8 Million
Barings makes second investment in the U.K. PRS market with £57 million acquisition in Manchester
Barings enters UK PRS market with an acquisition of the Keel, Queens Dock in Liverpool, for £46.75 Million
Barings acquires five office buildings in Avalon Business Park, Madrid, Spain
Barings Adds to Real Estate Leadership Team in Asia-Pacific Region