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Mr. Henderson is a Partner in the Ares Real Estate Group and Head of Real Estate Debt. He is a director of and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation. He is also a member of the Ares Real Estate Group’s Equity and Debt Investment Committees and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. Prior to joining Ares in April 2017, Mr. Henderson held a variety of leadership roles at Barings Real Estate Advisors, a global advisory firm, and its predecessor companies Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors and Babson Capital Management. Most recently, he was Head of Structured Real Estate Investments at Barings where he oversaw a leading high yield real estate debt investment platform with teams in the United States and Europe. Mr. Henderson also led the development, launch and/or investment of various high yield debt investment vehicles. Mr. Henderson was Chairman of Barings’ Structured Real Estate Investment Committees in the United States and Europe, a member of Barings’ Direct Equity and Real Estate Securities Investment Committees, had a leading role in Barings’ real estate private equity activities, and had direct oversight of a 100-person specialty finance company focused on multifamily lending. Prior to joining Barings and its predecessor companies Cornerstone and Babson in 2005, he was a partner at a private equity real estate firm that owned and operated over 25,000 apartments, which was focused on the acquisition and repositioning of distressed multifamily assets. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Development for Oldcastle/CRH where he focused on the acquisition, repositioning and operation of mid-market operating companies. He served six years as an officer in the United States Navy, where he held a variety of roles including engineering, operations, and navigator of an Aegis Cruiser. Mr. Henderson holds a B.S., with merit, from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.