The London Real Estate Investment Funds team advised Ares Management on the structuring and establishment of Ares European Real Estate Fund V SCSp. The Fund targets investments in residential, office, industrial and mixed-use assets, predominantly located in the largest and most liquid European markets including Germany, France, the U.K. and Spain. The investor base consists of leading global government and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, foundations, endowments, and high net worth family offices.  

The fundraise is the largest Ares Real Estate fund to date and raised €1.78 billion. 

Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative investment manager operating three integrated businesses across Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate. Ares Management’s investment groups collaborate to deliver innovative investment solutions and consistent and attractive investment returns for fund investors throughout market cycles. Ares global platform had $142 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2019 and employs more than 1,000 employees in over 20 offices across four continents.

Goodwin’s cross-border team included real estate funds specialists, Samantha Lake Coghlan, Ravi Chopra and Niall Dick, as well as structuring, tax and regulatory experts, Laura Charkin, David Patton, Brynn Peltz, Marie-Laure Bruneel, Charles-Henri de Gouvion Saint Cyr, Todd Pollock, Glynn Barwick, Charlotte Haywood and Sumiyya Ghauri.

For additional details on the closing, please read the press release.