Head of Real Estate Hotel
Jim O’Shaughnessy is a member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. Jim oversees Real Estate Equity Hotel and is responsible for overseeing all facets of the Hotel Group including the sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, financing and closing of new investments; the negotiation of management and franchise agreements; and hotel asset management and disposition activities. Prior to his current role, Jim served as Senior Vice President of the Real Estate Hotel Group. Jim has worked in the industry since 1988. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Jim worked for the North American hotel division of Accor as a Regional Operations Manager responsible for a group of full-service hotels in the southern and eastern regions of the U.S. and as a General Manager in full service hotels in Texas and Canada. Jim also worked for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. Jim holds a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.