Mr. Lombardi is a Managing Director in the Ares Investor Relations Group, where he focuses on secondaries investor relations. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Landmark Partners, where he focused on sourcing and managing real estate investments and was engaged in business development, marketing and investor relations. Previously, Mr. Lombardi was a Portfolio Analyst at CIGNA Investments ("CIGNA"), where he worked on the Charter Open End Fund, the firm's open-end real estate fund. In addition, he was an Accounting Specialist in the Tax-Advantaged Investment Department at CIGNA Investments, where he focused on SEC reporting and partnership accounting for real estate limited partnerships. Mr. Lombardi holds a B.S. from Central Connecticut State University in Finance and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Finance.