Barings Hires Rupert Gill as Head of Portfolio Management for European Real Estate Debt

Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, has today announced that it has hired Rupert Gill, the former head of European real estate debt at BlackRock, to head up Portfolio Management for European Real Estate Debt.

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

Rupert joins Barings from BlackRock where he was head of European Real Estate Debt for nearly seven years, having been 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.

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

Nasir Alamgir, Head of US and European Real Estate Debt at Barings, said, “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.”

Commenting, Rupert Gill, said, “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.”


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