Mr. Parikh is a Managing Director, Product Management and Investor Relations, Real Estate in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on real estate 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. Additionally, Mr. Parikh is a CFA® charterholder and holds a CAIA designation.