Mr. Laurance is a Vice President in Ares Real Estate, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2017, Mr. Laurance worked at Mesa West Capital, where he focused on balance sheet loan origination and asset management. Previously, he was an Associate with KPMG, where he was responsible for audits of multiple clients within the financial services and real estate sectors. Mr. Laurance holds a B.S. from University of California, Santa Barbara, in Economics and Accounting. He holds a CPA license.