Mr. Kupersmith is a Principal in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Kupersmith was a Managing Director and Southeast Region Manager at CCRE, where he focused on CMBS and floating rate loan origination. Previously, Mr. Kupersmith was a Senior Asset Manager at Midland Loan Services, where he was responsible for maximizing recoveries through the management, resolution and disposition of non-performing loans and real estate owned assets. In addition, Mr. Kupersmith was a Director at Credit Suisse, where he originated fixed and floating rate loans. Mr. Kupersmith holds a B.S. from the New York Institute of Technology in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University with a concentration in Real Estate.