Acquisitions Director - Eastern Region
Mr. Baker serves as Senior Acquisitions Officer for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio Eastern Region. Mr. Baker joined STRS Ohio in April 2008. He is responsible for developing relationships, sourcing real estate transaction, structuring joint venture partnerships, and negotiating contracts.
Prior to joining STRS Ohio, Mr. Baker worked for Wafra Investment Advisory Group, Inc. in the Real Estate Department sourcing real estate opportunities in North America. He also oversaw underwriting responsibilities and worked with lenders to arrange financing on acquisitions. Before Wafra, he worked for Goldman Sachs spending most of his time working with the Real Estate Principal Investment Area tracking publicly traded real estate investment trusts. He also created advance financial models for both the merchant and investment bank.
Mr. Baker is a member of Urban Land Institute.