Mr. Chen is a Principal in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on real estate investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Chen was a Vice President at Clarion Partners, where he focused on real estate investment strategy related to Clarion Partner's funds and separate accounts. Previously, Mr. Chen was an Assistant Vice President of Real Estate Research at Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers. Mr. Chen holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Government and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Chen is a CFA® charterholder.