Mr. Pecoy is a Managing Director in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Pecoy was a Senior Vice President at UC Funds, where he oversaw the asset management and servicing of a high yield debt fund; and served as a senior member of the loan committee. Additionally, Mr. Pecoy was tasked with the oversight of the opportunistic REO portfolio, which focused on the acquisition and repositioning of distressed real estate. Previously, Mr. Pecoy was the Acquisition Manager at Colony Hills Capital, with a focus on transitional assets in secondary markets. Mr. Pecoy is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an enlisted member aboard an Aegis Destroyer. He holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management.