Mr. McDonnell is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on European real estate equity. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. McDonnell was a Director at AREA Property Partners. Previously, Mr. McDonnell was a Senior Director at CBRE Global Investors, where he focused on portfolio management. Additionally, Mr. McDonnell was a Surveyor at Hillier Parker, where he focused on leasing brokerage. Mr. McDonnell holds an M.A., Cantab, from the University of Cambridge in Land Economy. Mr. McDonnell is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).