Mr. Taylor is a Partner and Head of Operations, Real Estate in the Ares Real Estate Group. He also serves on the Ares Real Estate Group's Combined Industrial Advisors Committee (CIAC) Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer at Black Creek Group, where he oversaw firm-wide operational functions. In addition, Mr. Taylor serves as Co-President for both Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. and Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. Mr. Taylor has served in a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Operations and Managing Director, Head of Shareholder Operations for Industrial Property Trust, Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. and Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer for Dividend Capital Investments, LLC. In addition, Mr. Taylor served in a variety of positions at INVESCO Funds Group, most notably in management roles within the investment division and the distribution company as well as positions within the company's transfer agency. Mr. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors for Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA). Mr. Taylor holds a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Earth Sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver.