Mr. Parker is a Partner in the Ares Secondaries Group, where he focuses on real estate secondaries. He also serves as a member of the Ares Secondaries Group's Real Estate Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, he was a Partner in the Landmark Partners Real Estate Group, where he focused on the origination and execution of private equity real estate transactions and investor client relations across the United Kingdom, continental Europe and Asia Pacific. Previously, Mr. Parker was a Director of DTZ Investment Management Ltd, an FSA regulated subsidiary of DTZ Plc., one of the leading global real estate advisers. He was responsible for the establishment, development and management of the multi-manager and fund-of-funds business including the launch of DTZ's proprietary fund of funds. In addition, he was a Fund Manager for two discretionary UK pension fund real estate portfolios, responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategy of direct and indirect real estate across Europe and Asia. Mr. Parker holds a B.Sc. from Leeds University in Applied Zoology and a PgDip. from Cass Business School at City, University of London in Real Estate Valuation and Law. He is a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF) in the United Kingdom, INREV, ANREV and ULI.