Ares hits €3b for global secondaries fund

Ares Management Corporation, the US global alternative investment manager, has raised $3.3 bn (€3 bn) for investing in real estate secondaries via Landmark Real Estate Fund IX (LREF IX).

Ares announced the takeover of Landmark in 2021 a year before record transaction volumes in the real estate secondaries market.

The strategy is a global one to acquire seasoned assets at attractive discounts to market value and build highly diversified portfolios for its investors.

The team comprises 26 dedicated real estate secondary investment professionals located across the US, Europe and Asia.

Michelle Creed is partner and co-head of real estate secondaries.Fellow co-head, Jamie Sunday, said: ‘Following record transaction volumes in 2022, the real estate secondary market is poised for continued growth as fund sponsors look to manage through near-term debt maturities while addressing the liquidity needs across their legacy fund vehicles.’

The Ares Real Estate Secondaries strategy is part of the Ares Secondaries Group, which has $23.3 bn of AUM across real estate, infrastructure, private equity and credit.



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