Mr. Gerber is a Partner and Head of Real Estate Debt Origination in Ares Real Estate, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Gerber held a variety of leadership roles at Barings Real Estate, a global advisory firm, and its predecessor companies Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers and Babson Capital Management. Most recently, he was a Managing Director in Barings Real Estate's Structured Real Estate Investments Group in London, UK where he focused on real estate debt origination, the expansion of Barings' Real Estate Debt Group's capabilities in Europe and Asia-Pacific, broader Barings Real Estate strategic initiatives and assisting with capital formulation in U.S. and European real estate debt strategies. Previously, he worked in Barings Real Estate's Newport Beach, CA office, where he was responsible for real estate debt origination across the West Coast for a variety of private fund vehicles including comingled and club funds, and separately managed accounts. Mr. Gerber holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture from Middlebury College.