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
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