Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company. The Company is primarily focused on directly originating, managing and servicing a portfolio of commercial real estate (CRE) debt-related investments for its own account. Its target investments include senior loans, bridge loans, subordinated debt, preferred equity and other CRE investments. Ares Management, L.P. is the manager of ACRE. The Company operates in two business segments: principal lending and mortgage banking. In its principal lending business, the Company originates, invests in, manages and services middle-market CRE loans and other CRE-related investments for its own account. In its mortgage banking business, conducted through a subsidiary, ACRE Capital LLC, the Company originates, sells and retains servicing of primarily multifamily and other senior-living related CRE loans.