CBRE Investment Management Adds to its Private Infrastructure Capabilities in EMEA

Appointment reflects the firm’s commitment to deliver sustainable real assets solutions

January 28, 2022


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CBRE Investment Management has appointed Mariana Barrientos as a Director in its European private infrastructure markets team. Mariana will focus on sourcing, executing and asset managing investments as part of the private infrastructure investment team in London. She will take a lead role in global investments, managing relationships with infrastructure partners and client service.

Mariana brings more than 10 years of experience in real assets, most recently at Citibank, where she has been Vice President in its power, utilities and renewables investment banking division since 2019. She first joined Citibank in 2013 before being promoted to Associate in 2015. Over the course of her career to date, she has overseen c. €20 billion of assets across more than 20 transactions in 15 countries.

Mariana’s appointment is the latest in a period of growth for CBRE Investment Management’s infrastructure capabilities and experience in EMEA. In London the team successfully completed three investments in the past three months, including acquiring two Nordic bus operators (Connect Bus and Torghatten’s bus division), as well as co-investing in a utilities connections business in the UK.

“Mariana brings an impressive track record to our growing team, and we very much look forward to working with her and benefitting from her experience as we build on our position as a leading provider of sustainable real assets solutions,” said Andreas Köttering, Head of Private Infrastructure Europe, CBRE Investment Management.

Mariana has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, a Master of Arts in Economics from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.

About CBRE Investment Management

CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $133.1 billion in AUM* as of September 30, 2021, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive. 

CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). CBRE has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.