Mr. Hart is a Managing Director in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Hart was a Managing Director at CIBC in their U.S. Institutional Real Estate Group, where he focused on institutional balance sheet loan transactions. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he originated large loan commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions (CMBS). Mr. Hart holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Political Science and an M.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts.