Mr. Case is a Partner and Senior Advisor for the Ares Net Lease strategy, which focuses on net lease and related investments that span the Ares Alternative Credit Group and Ares Real Estate platforms. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Case was CEO, President and Director of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O, S&P 500 Index), where he also served as Chief Investment Officer and chaired the Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. Case was Co-Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets and UBS. In addition, he was a Managing Director of Real Estate Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Case serves on the Board of Directors of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE, S&P 500 Index) and on the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University. Mr. Case holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in Economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.