Mr. Ruane is a Partner and Co-Head of European Real Estate Equity in the Ares Real Estate Group. Additionally, Mr. Ruane is a member of the Ares Real Estate Group's Global and Operating Investment Committees. Prior to joining Ares in 2013, Mr. Ruane was a Partner at AREA Property Partners. Previously, Mr. Ruane was in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Ruane holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with first class honours, from the University College Dublin, and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in Finance and Accounting.