Mr. Paul is a Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer, Real Estate in the Ares Finance, Accounting and Operations Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2021, Mr. Paul was the Chief Accounting Officer at Black Creek Group, where he oversees all aspects of fund and property accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting functions and certain treasury management, tax, and compliance functions for Black Creek's public, non-traded REITs and certain institutional real estate funds. Previously, Mr. Paul worked at KPMG LLP in the firm's real estate assurance practice for various clients which included an S&P 500 international real estate investment trust. Mr. Paul holds a B.A. from Southwestern University in Accounting and Spanish. He holds a CPA license.