Barings appoints Head of Portfolio Management

Real estate investment managers Barings hires a Head of Portfolio Management for European Real Estate Debt, who joins from BlackRock.

Rupert Gill, Head of Portfolio Management, Barings | BTR News
Rupert Gill, Head of Portfolio Management, Barings.

One of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers – Barings – has appointed Rupert Gill as Head of Portfolio Management. He will head up Portfolio Management for European Real Estate Debt.

Rupert will be responsible for the management of Barings’ European Real Estate Debt Portfolio Management group, providing oversight of strategy development and the execution of investment solutions.

He will also sit on the European Real Estate Debt Investment and Valuation Committees and will lead the European Real Estate Debt Portfolio Management team that cover Private Debt Real Estate mandates encompassing both co-mingled funds and SMAs in Europe.

Reporting to Nasir Alamgir, Head of US and European Real Estate Debt, Rupert will be based in London.

“I’m confident that Rupert’s deep-rooted experience and leadership will further enhance our ability to invest in and grow our global real estate lending business. His proven track record aligns with our belief that a long-term and sustainable outlook will help generate the most attractive risk-adjusted returns throughout cycles for our investors. We’re excited to welcome Rupert to the team.”

Nasir Alamgir, Head of US and European Real Estate Debt, Barings

Rupert joins Barings from BlackRock, where he was Head of European Real Estate Debt for almost seven years. He was hired by BlackRock to build its European team and raise its first commingled European Real Estate Debt Fund. He has also held senior positions at LNR Partners Europe / Hatfield Philips International, Lloyds Bank and ABN Amro Bank.

“In an increasingly complex world clients are looking to partner with their investment managers to achieve their investment goals. Barings has built an impressive Real Estate Debt business, and I am looking forward to working with the team to further develop the platform and provide clients with the solutions they require.”

Rupert Gill, Head of Portfolio Management, Barings

Barings is involved in several Build to Rent projects. In Q1 2022, the company acquired the Soapworks Build to Rent scheme, a landmark development in Bristol. Back in 2021, Barings also acquired The Trilogy, a Build to Rent scheme in Manchester.