Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, has appointed John Ratcliffe as Head of Asia Pacific Real Estate. In this newly created position, Ratcliffe will work with the senior management team at Barings to develop the business’ Pan-Asian and Australian real estate platform covering both equity and debt.
Based in the company’s Sydney office Ratcliffe will primarily be responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in the region, with an initial focus on Australia and Japan before exploring opportunities in China and other geographies, as well as assisting with capital raising from both existing and new sources.
Ratcliffe joins Barings from 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.
Throughout his career, Ratcliffe John has successfully built trusted relationships with institutional investors across multiple geographies. He has led more than 65 institutional transactions worth more than $3.5 billion across all sectors in the Asia Pacific region.
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