| Ares Commercial Real Estate is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a finance company primarily engaged in originating and investing in commercial real estate loans and related investments. Through Ares Commercial Real Estate Management LLC, an investment adviser and a subsidiary of Ares Management Corporation, it has investment personnel located across United States and Europe who directly source new loan opportunities for Co. with owners, operators and sponsors of commercial real estate (CRE) properties. Co.'s target investments primarily include senior mortgage loans, subordinated debt, preferred equity, mezzanine loans and other CRE investments. The ACRE YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the ACRE YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether ACRE YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the ACRE YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.