James (Jim) H. Simmons, III ('96)

Partner, Ares Management


Jim is a Partner at Ares Management LLC and Managing Partner of the $485M Ares Domestic Emerging Markets ("ADEM") Fund I.  James is the primary architect of Ares' strategy of investing in residential and commercial assets located in Domestic Emerging Markets ("DEMs"), which are the revitalizing urban cores of major growth cities in the US including New York, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington, DC.  To date, Ares has acquired over $2.3B of assets in DEMs and through the ADEM Fund vehicle will continue to further pursue transactions in these markets.

Jim was previously the interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation.

Jim earned a BS  in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, an MS in Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.