Partner, Head of U.S. Real Estate Equity, Ares Management President, Ares Commercial Real Estate.
As a Project Lyme Board Member and its Executive Committee Chair, David is one of the organization’s driving forces. He is also a business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. In addition to his current roles with Ares Management he is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and the Ares Real Estate Group’s Global and Debt Investment Committees.
Prior to joining Ares in 2019, David was a Senior Managing Director of the Real Estate Group at Blackstone. Previously, he was a Principal in the Acquisitions Group at Walton Street Capital, where he was involved in numerous real estate transactions. In addition, he worked at Security Capital Group as Senior V.P. and CIO Europe and at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz as an Associate. He serves as a Board Member of Jas Aspen, and is on the national council of the Aspen Art Museum. He has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous real estate entities including Invitation Homes Inc. David holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is a CFA® charterholder.