Ares Management Corporation announced that Julie Solomon, Global Chief Operating Officer of Ares Real Estate, has been promoted to Co-Head of Real Estate alongside Bill Benjamin, current Head of Real Estate. Effective immediately, Ms. Solomon and Mr. Benjamin together will co-lead the Ares Real Estate business globally. Ms. Solomon joined Ares in 2013 and has been an invaluable leader on the Real Estate team throughout this time as a key contributor to the team?s significant organic and inorganic growth.

As Global Chief Operating Officer of Ares Real Estate, she has been instrumental in driving the growth and integration of the team?s portfolio management function, the buildout of its data and analytics infrastructure, and fundraising efforts. In addition to her role as a senior leader within Ares, Ms. Solomon is recognized as a leader in the real estate industry, serving on the Advisory Board of NYPEN Real Estate, of which she is a Founding Member, and as a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (?PREA?) and WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.