Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation ("ACRE") (NYSE:ACRE) is a specialty
finance company primarily engaged in originating and investing in commercial
real estate loans and related investments. Through its national direct origination platform,
ACRE provides a broad offering of flexible financing solutions for commercial real
estate owners and operators. ACRE elected and qualified to be taxed as a real estate investment trust
and is externally managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management, L.P., a publicly
traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $97 billion
of assets under management as of September 30, 2016.