Bruce R. Cohen



Bruce R. Cohen joined Ares Management in August 2011 as a Senior Partner and is President and Chief Operating Officer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a publicly traded specialty finance company. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Cohen was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Wrightwood Capital, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment activities, portfolio management, new product development, and investor relations. Mr. Cohen holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Tufts University. Mr. Cohen serves on the Board of Wrightwood Capital, as well as Erdman, one of the nation’s leading providers of project related services to the healthcare community.

He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association, the CRE Finance Council and the Real Estate Roundtable, where he formerly served as the Co-Chair of the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee and Chair of the Research Committee. In addition, Mr. Cohen is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and serves on the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Cohen has been a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Kellogg School of Management, and Northwestern Law School.