Deborah Schwartz is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. Deb is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Real Estate team, responsible for the development and execution of portfolio strategy, portfolio structure, reporting, valuation and client relations for a core real estate equity fund. In addition, she serves on the Barings Real Estate U.S. Private Equity Investment Committee. Deb has worked in the industry since 1990. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, she was a Vice President at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments where she held positions in asset management, portfolio management and acquisitions. Deb was also employed by Talcott Realty Corporation, working on an office-focused fund, and by The Hartford making acquisitions and dispositions of real estate related securities. She started her career as a real estate appraiser. Deb holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and an M.S. in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.