Virtual Roundtable: Underlying Trends in US Real Estate with Bill Benjamin, Partner & co-Head at Ares Real Estate

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Join us for an intimate virtual roundtable with Bill Benjamin, Partner & co-head at Ares Real Estate. This session will be an opportunity to connect with a select, intimate group of young rising stars in the industry, as we convene on March 20th.

Mr. Benjamin is a Partner and Co-Head of Ares Real Estate. He serves on the Ares Executive Management Committee. He also serves as a Director and Chairman of the Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Benjamin serves on the Ares Real Estate Global and U.S. Development and Redevelopment II Investment Committees. Mr. Benjamin joined Ares in July 2013 from AREA Property Partners, where he was a Senior Partner from 1995 to 2013.Mr. Benjamin's extensive experience in the global commercial real estate markets and as a senior real estate executive enables him to provide the Board with leadership and financial expertise as well as insight into the current status of the global real estate and financial markets.

Ares Management was founded in 1997 by a veteran team of investment professionals to pursue investment activities in leveraged loans, high yield bonds, private debt, private equity and other types of investments. Since this time, Ares has significantly scaled its investment platform and capabilities organically and through thoughtful strategic acquisitions.

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Bill Benjamin
Partner & co-Head at Ares Real Estate

Mr. Benjamin is a Partner and Global Co-Head of Real Estate at Ares Management, a large investment management firm. He serves on the Ares Executive Management Committee. He also serves as a Director and Chairman of the Ares Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ares Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust. Mr. Benjamin is the Chair of the London School of Jewish Studies, a Trustee of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research and a Trustee of the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is also a Trustee of Impetus, a UK based charity focused on improving access to education and employment for disadvantaged youth. He is also a former Chair of UJIA. Mr. Benjamin graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

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Jason Sklar
Partner at Long Ridge Partners

Jason Sklar is a Partner with Long Ridge Partners. Long Ridge Partners is the largest Alternative Investment focused boutique search firm in New York. He joined the firm in 2016. Jason specializes in the placement of investment professionals across the hedge fund and real estate private equity space. He spearheads the firm’s search and execution efforts for real estate. Jason has successfully placed investment professionals with the top firms in real estate private equity in roles such as acquisitions, asset management, development, capital markets, portfolio management, and investor relations. Jason graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2014 with a BA in Economics and Spanish. He currently lives in Chelsea with his wife, Kate.


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