Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate
John Ratcliffe is Barings’ Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate. Based in Sydney, John oversees the Pan-Asian and Australian real estate platform, covering both equity and debt. He assists in raising capital from both existing and new sources and finding investment opportunities in the region. John has worked in the industry since 2000 and his experience includes institutional direct real estate investments, asset management, debt, managed investment trusts and distressed real estate opportunity investing. Throughout his career, John has successfully built trusted relationships with diverse global investors and closed separate accounts and mandates with investors. Before joining Barings in 2020, he worked for Challenger Real Estate, a division of Australian-listed Challenger Limited, where he spent 12 years as Executive Director of Transactions and Capital Raising. Previously, he worked in asset management at Australian high-end residential and mixed-use developer, Niecon Developments. He is also Co-Chair of the Property Council of Australia Global Investment Group.