Barings announces new German leadership team

Barings announces new German leadership team
Photo (from left to right): Johannes Miethke, Nikolas von Kleist, Simone Jenemann, Orpheus Peter, Andrea Scheerer and Sascha Becker

Barings has restructured its German leadership team with a number of senior promotions to drive growth plan. 

The move has been led by Sascha Becker, who was promoted to Managing Director and Country Head Real Estate Germany, in October as part of a wider repositioning of Barings’ German business, in order to focus entirely on investment management from its offices in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich.

Andrea Scheerer, who joined Barings as Head of Finance Germany in February, has been promoted to the German executive board, where she joins Sascha Becker, Gunther Deutsch and James Salmon. Scheerer has had extensive experience as head of finance in several international property companies, including M7 Real Estate and Hansteen.

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Robert Schneider, a Managing Director, who was previously responsible for driving business development for Barings’ Munich office, will now focus on the management and expansion of a pan-European logistics joint venture in his role as portfolio manager.

Orpheus Peter and Johannes Miethke, previously Senior Asset Managers, take over joint leadership of the asset management business. Both have long-term experience in this field and have been working for Barings in Frankfurt, for more than five years. They will be supported by Simone Jenemann, who takes over as Head of Lease Management and will join Peter and Miethke on Barings’ management board in Germany.

As part of the expansion of the transactions business, Nikolas von Kleist has been promoted to Head of Transaction Management. He has been at Barings, working in Frankfurt, for three years and will also join the management board in his new role.

Daniel Köhler, Head of Real Estate Treasury Europe, working out of Munich, is the final person to be promoted to the management board.

Sascha Becker, Managing Director and Country Head Germany, says: “Following our repositioning and focus on our own investment management mandates, we have centralized several structures and processes as well as restructuring the executive and management boards. These initiatives have enabled us to lay a strong foundation for further growth, while continuing to benefit from our tried-and-tested model of local market presence.”

Gunther Deutsch, Head of Investment Transactions Europe adds: “The  repositioning of our German business under the leadership of Sascha Becker and the newly promoted members of the management board, will enable us to both continue to grow our business in Germany and place even greater emphasis on servicing our clients’ needs. Germany remains one of our conviction markets and is expected to account for around one third of our European transaction volume. In 2021 alone, we are targeting €2 billion across Europe with increasing volumes over the next few years. This new, more centralized structure provides us with a stronger and more efficient platform through which we can continue to invest successfully on behalf of clients.”