Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company. The Company is focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate (CRE) loans and other commercial real estate-related investments. The Company�s investment objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders, primarily through dividends and distributions and secondarily through capital appreciation. The Company is focused on originating, investing in and managing customized CRE loans and other CRE-related investments ranging in size from $15 million to $100 million, which it refers to as CRE middle-market financings. The Company will be externally managed and advised by Ares Commercial Real Estate Management LLC, or its Manager, Ares Commercial Real Estate Management LLC. Its Manager is an affiliate of Ares Management LLC.