Mr. Fazekas is a Partner and CIO of Industrial in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. industrial real estate equity. He also serves on the Ares Real Estate Group's Combined Industrial Advisors Committee (CIAC) Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Industrial at Black Creek Group. In this role, Mr. Fazekas oversaw the sourcing and execution of all industrial investments for the firm. Previously, Mr. Fazekas was a Principal at Panattoni Development, where he focused on the Northeast Region. In addition, he was Director of Acquisitions at RREEF Management and was the Director for the real estate equity at ZAIS Group. Mr. Fazekas is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the New York University Real Estate Alumni Association. Mr. Fazekas holds a B.S. from Rutgers University in Business and Economics and an M.S. from New York University in Real Estate Finance and Investments.