Aries Capital is a diversified, commercial real estate banking and investment firm headquartered in Chicago with offices in Miami and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1991 by Neil Freeman, Aries Capital has arranged and/or directly funded over $8 billion for industrial, self-storage, retail, office, multifamily, hotel and other commercial assets across the United States and Caribbean.
Our banking team specializes in arranging debt and equity capital for clients nationwide through deep-rooted relationships with Wall Street CMBS Lenders, Banks/Credit Unions, Debt Funds, Family Offices, Insurance Companies, and other Institutional Equity Investors.
Our investment team – operating as Aries Capital Private Equity – is focused on the acquisition and operation of industrial and logistics assets, with a particular emphasis on net lease assets and sale-leaseback opportunities, throughout the Southeast with a concentration in Florida.
Aries and affiliates hold additional diversified principal equity investments in commercial real estate assets currently valued at over $250 million. Notable assets include The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, The 1,000-acre Three Oaks Master Development in Fort Myers, Florida, and newly constructed Tranquility Beach Resort on Meads Bay Beach in British Caribbean Anguilla.
Additionally, through our affiliate Urban Development Fund (UDF), we are one of the most successful providers of New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs) in the US, having invested over $800 million in NMTCs across over $2 billion of transactions in our country’s most distressed neighborhoods.