ACRE About Ares Real Estate Targeted Investments

Targeted Investments

Market Leaders. Flexible Structures. Value Creation.

Ares Commercial Real Estate Management LLC's ("ACREM") investment professionals are product and property type generalists who are able to invest in a range of commercial real estate assets – principally targeting properties:
  • In strong markets
  • With solid competitive positioning
  • Controlled by experienced sponsorship teams executing value-add business plans
We primarily target major property types including:
  • Office
  • Multifamily
  • Self-storage
  • Student Housing
  • Industrial
  • Mixed-use
We additionally selectively consider:
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Medical Office
  • Single-tenant/owner-occupied
  • Specialty use
Our Approach:


As a long-term and value-oriented investor, we analyze each investment with a primary focus on minimizing downside risk, protecting invested principal and generating an appropriate risk-adjusted return.

Our investment strategy relies heavily on:

  • Intensive due diligence
  • Structuring expertise
  • Disciplined underwriting
  • Active portfolio management

We actively monitor our investments to ensure operational control and to be a more value-added partner to our borrowers and sponsors.  We also selectively consider third-party-led senior and subordinate debt financings, review portfolio purchases and opportunistically consider the purchase of stressed and discounted debt positions.