Barings adds two to transactions team

Barings Real Estate Advisers has appointed Nikolas von Kleist as Transactions Manager in its Frankfurt office, and Ibrahim Awan as a Senior Analyst in its Munich office.

Von Kleist brings more than eight years’ experience in the real estate sector, most recently at Curzon Advisers GmbH where he had worked as part of the Asset Management team since 2015. Prior to this he gained experience in the Sales and Transaction Management team at GE Capital Real Estate GmbH and before that was at Cushman & Wakefield in Frankfurt. He completed a degree in Corporate Real Estate Management and Portfolio and Fund Management at Nottingham Trent University.
Awan has recently completed an MSc in Real Estate Finance at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to this he worked as an Asset Manager for JLL in Germany.
Both von Kleist and Awab will work within the Transactions team which supports the underwriting and due diligence of new investments, as well as the development and maintenance of financial models to underwrite new deals and monitor ongoing investment performance. In addition to this, they will be responsible for assisting with the sourcing of new deals.
Gunther Deutsch, Managing Director and Head of Investment Transactions Europe at Barings Real Estate Advisers, says: “As we continue to strengthen both our pan-European platform and our range of real estate investment strategies, we look forward to working with Nikolas and Ibrahim in our Frankfurt and Munich offices whose appointments reflect our increased activity. Their experience will support us as we continue to identify and transact on the most compelling investment opportunities in the market, delivering meaningful value to clients.”