09 October 2017
Reporter: Theo Andrew

Barings hires across the UK and Germany

Barings Real Estate Advisers has made two appointments to its German transaction team and named the new director of tax for its UK and European funds business.

Nikolas von Kleist (pictured right) will join as a transaction manager based in the firm’s Frankfurt office, while Ibrahim Awan (pictured left) joins the Barings Munich office as a senior analyst.

Kleist joins from Curzon Advisors where he worked in the asset management team. Prior to this he gained experience at GE Capital Real Estate and Cushman & Wakefield in Frankfurt.

Previously, Awan worked as an asset manager at JLL and has recently completed a Real Estate Finance Masters at the University of Amsterdam.

In addition, Gary Sin has been named director of tax, having spent 15 years specialising in delivering tax solutions of European cross-border real estate transactions. Sin joins from PwC where he served as senior tax manager.

Gunther Deutsch, head of investment transactions of Europe at Barings, said: “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 von Kleist and Ibrahim Awan in our Frankfurt and Munich offices whose appointments reflect our increased activity.”

He added: “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.”

Speaking on the appointment of Sin, Charles Weeks, head of real estate Europe at Barings Real Estate Advisers, said: “Gary Sin will be an integral part of the team as we maintain, build and initiate new opportunities with investors across our real estate investment strategies. He has an impressive track record in cross-border investments and we look forward to working with him.”

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