Mr. Connell is a Vice President in Ares Real Estate, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, Mr. Connell was an Associate at CBRE Global Investors in the Multifamily Group, where he managed a portfolio of real estate investments. Previously, Mr. Connell was an Asset Manager at UC Funds, where he focused on the asset management and servicing of a high yield debt fund. Mr. Connell holds a B.S. from Babson College in Finance.