Mr. Dawson is a Principal in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on U.S. real estate debt. Prior to joining Ares in 2016, Mr. Dawson was a Portfolio Manager at ACRE Capital LLC. Previously, Mr. Dawson was a Portfolio Manager at Wrightwood Capital. In addition, Mr. Dawson worked in the Construction Lending Group at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Dawson holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in Economics.