Mr. Olsen is a Principal in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. industrial real estate development and construction management. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Principal at Black Creek Group, where he focused on ground-up industrial development and capital deployment. Previously, Mr. Olsen was a Vice President with Brookfield Properties, where he was responsible for sourcing, planning and executing mixed-use development projects across all asset classes including multi-family residential, retail, industrial and office. In addition, he was Vice President of Development and Construction with Urban Edge and Vice President of Development and Construction with Vornado Realty Trust, where he headed all development and construction activities for the Vornado suburban retail portfolio. Mr. Olsen holds a B.A. from Lehigh University in Architecture and an M.Ag. from Columbia University.