Mr. Zucker is a Partner and Chair of Industrial in Ares Real Estate, where he focuses on U.S. industrial real estate equity. Mr. Zucker also serves on the Ares Real Estate's Combined Industrial Advisors Committee (CIAC) Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was Principal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm that he co-founded in 1993. Additionally, Mr. Zucker serves as Chairman of the Board for Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. In 1993, Mr. Zucker co-founded American Real Estate Investment Corp., which subsequently became Keystone Property Trust, an industrial, office and logistics REIT that was later acquired by Prologis Trust in August 2004. Mr. Zucker served as the President and as a director of American Real Estate Investment Corp. from 1993 to 1997 and as a director of Keystone Property Trust from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Zucker has been active in real estate acquisition, development and redevelopment activities for Black Creek Group since 1993, and as of January 2021, with affiliates, has overseen directly or indirectly through affiliated entities, the acquisition, development, redevelopment, financing and sale of real properties. Mr. Zucker holds a B.A. from Stanford University in Economics.
Partner, Chair of Industrial