Mr. Parikh is a Managing Director in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on real estate product management and investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Parikh was a Director at MetLife Investment Management, where he focused on business development and investor relations for real estate. Previously, Mr. Parikh was a Director at BlackRock, where he focused on product development, business development and investor relations for the firm's real estate platform. Mr. Parikh holds a B.S. from Stony Brook University in Pharmacology and an M.B.A. from Baruch College. Mr. Parikh is a CFA® charterholder and holds a CAIA designation.