Mr. Huang is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. real estate equity. Additionally, he is a member of the Ares Real Estate Group's Global and Debt Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Huang was a Partner at AREA Property Partners, where he focused on investment acquisitions and management across all asset classes. Previously, Mr. Huang was with the Value Enhancement Funds at Lend Lease Real Estate, where he focused on portfolio management and investment acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Huang was Senior Vice President and Head of the Specialty Housing Group at GE Capital, where he focused on portfolio acquisitions and asset management, and a Director at Equitable Real Estate Investment Management, where he focused on asset management and workouts. Mr. Huang holds a B.Arch., cum laude, from Virginia Tech in Architecture, and an M.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in Real Estate.