Mr. Sasidharan is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Real Estate Debt in the Ares Real Estate Group, where he focuses on managing liquidity and financing opportunities within Ares' Real Estate Debt platform, including through Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation and other managed funds and serves as a member of the Ares Real Estate Group's Debt Investment Committee. Additionally, Mr. Sasidharan plays an important role on the alternative credit team in sourcing new investment opportunities and facilitating collaboration of resources with the Ares Real Estate Group. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Sasidharan served as Managing Director of the Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group. Previously, Mr. Sasidharan was the Head of Capital Markets and Operations, where he served on the investment credit committee, overseeing loan pricing and structuring, whole loan financing and broad capital markets initiatives covering note syndication, sales, CMBS trading and CRE CLO securitization. In addition, Mr. Sasidharan held senior positions at CWCapital Investments, where he managed leveraged debt funds and other structured CRE products. He began his real estate career at Fitch Ratings, where he analyzed CMBS new issuance and contributed to the group's policy formation on structured products. Mr. Sasidharan holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago in Public Policy.