Mrs. Chester is a Principal in the Ares Real Estate Group, where she focuses on U.S. industrial real estate development and construction management. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, she was a Senior Vice President, Development at Black Creek Group, where she managed the Development Operations Group and was responsible for strategic process implementation, development reporting and project management execution throughout the development lifecycle. Previously, Mrs. Chester was a Development Associate at Continuum Partners, where she focused on mixed use development projects. In addition, she was a Property Manager at SD Commercial and a Real Estate Analyst at the Corky McMillin Companies. Mrs. Chester was one of the founding members of the Women's Network at Black Creek. Mrs. Chester holds a B.B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of San Diego in Business Administration, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.Sc. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Real Estate Development.