AREIT Summary Risk Factors

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  • Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investing in shares of Ares Real Estate Income Trust (AREIT) common stock involves a high degree of risk.
  • Investing in real estate assets entails certain risks, including changes in: the economy, supply and demand, laws, tenant turnover, interest rates (including periods of high interest rates), availability of mortgage funds, operating expenses and cost of insurance. This investment will offer limited liquidity options to investors. There is no guarantee of any return on investment and stockholders may lose the amount they invest. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are not suitable for all investors.
  • An investment in AREIT is not a direct investment in commercial real estate, but rather an investment in a REIT that owns commercial real estate.
  • Further, investing in AREIT stock involves additional and substantial risks specific to AREIT, including, among others, that:
  1. There is no public trading market for shares of AREIT’s common stock, and AREIT does not expect that there will ever be a public trading market for its shares, so redemption of shares by them will likely be the only way to dispose of your shares.
  2. AREIT’s redemption program imposes limits on redemptions. AREIT may amend, suspend or terminate its share redemption program at any time. As a result, AREIT’s shares have only limited liquidity and may become illiquid. Beginning in the first quarter of 2009 through the third quarter of 2016, redemption requests for Class E shareholders exceeded the redemption limits set forth in AREIT’s Class E share redemption program and associated offering materials, which during that time frame was limited to a 5% per year cap and other limitations with respect to Class E shareholders and AREIT conducted a number of self-tender offers to supplement this liquidity. As a result, investors who sought to redeem their Class E shares during that period only received a portion of the proceeds they requested, either through the redemption program or self-tender offers that were conducted by AREIT, and were required to resubmit redemption requests periodically in order to renew their request to either have their shares tendered or purchased pursuant to a tender offer. During this time period, these Class E shareholders did continue to receive distributions on the shares they retained.
  3. The purchase and redemption price for shares of AREIT’s common stock will be generally based on the NAV of each class of common stock and will not be based on any public trading market. AREIT’s NAV will not represent AREIT’s enterprise value and may not accurately reflect the actual prices at which AREIT’s assets could be liquidated on any given day, the value a third party would pay for all or substantially all of AREIT’s shares, or the price that AREIT’s shares would trade at on a national stock exchange. The board of directors may amend AREIT’s NAV procedures from time to time.
  4. Some of AREIT’s executive officers and directors and other key personnel are also officers, directors, managers, key personnel and/or holders of an ownership interest in its advisor, its dealer manager and/or other entities related to its advisor. As a result, they face conflicts of interest, including but not limited to conflicts arising from time constraints, allocation of investment opportunities and the fact that the fees its advisor will receive for services rendered to AREIT will be based on AREIT’s NAV, the procedures for which its advisor will assist its board of directors in developing, overseeing, implementing and coordinating.
  5. If AREIT fails to maintain its status as a REIT, it would adversely affect its results of operations and its ability to make distributions to its stockholders.
  6. The amount of distributions AREIT may make is uncertain, is not guaranteed, may be modified at the program’s discretion, and is subject to board approval. AREIT may pay distributions from sources other than cash flow from operations including, without limitation, the sale of assets, borrowings or offering proceeds (including the return of principal amounts invested). The use of these sources for distributions would decrease the amount of cash AREIT has available for new investments, repayment of debt, share redemptions and other corporate purposes, and could reduce your overall return and dilute the value of your investment in shares of AREIT common stock.
  7. The payment of fees by AREIT to its advisor and its dealer manager will reduce the cash available for distribution and will increase the likelihood that investors are unable to recover the amount of their investment in AREIT.
  8. In connection with AREIT’s offering, it incurs fees and expenses. In particular, AREIT expects to incur a dealer manager and distribution fee which are expected to reduce the amount of distributions received by certain investors and as a result will lower the overall return to such investors. Also, AREIT has and expects to continue to incur organizational and offering related expenses which reduce the overall cash flow of AREIT and negatively impact its NAV and could negatively impact your overall return.

This material must be read in conjunction with the AREIT prospectus in order to understand fully all of the implications and risks of the offering of securities to which it relates. This document must be preceded or be accompanied by a prospectus, which contains important information about AREIT. This is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described in the AREIT prospectus. The offering is being made only by the AREIT prospectus. 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any other state securities regulator has approved or disapproved of the securities or determined if the prospectus is truthful or complete. In addition, the Attorney General of the State of New York has not passed on or endorsed the merits of the offering. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful. AREIT is not an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Please read the applicable Ares Fund or Real Estate Income Trust ("REIT") Prospectus prior to making any investment decision and consider carefully the REIT’s or Funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information described therein. A copy of the REIT and Funds Prospectuses, which contain this and other information about the REIT or Fund, must be made available to you in connection with any offering of the Shares. Click here to view the REIT and Funds' Prospectuses. The REIT and Funds prospectuses do not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy their Shares in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

Ares Wealth Management Solutions does not offer investment advice. Individuals should consult a professional investment advisor.

Investments in the Ares Private Markets Fund, Ares Strategic Income Fund, or Ares REITs are not suitable for all investors. Investing in shares of the Funds or REITs involves a high degree of risk, including the risk that payment of distributions is uncertain and cannot be guaranteed, the risk that an investment is not liquid, and the risk that stockholders may lose the entire amount of their investment. Please review the AREIT Summary Risk Factors and the Prospectus, AIREIT Summary Risk Factors and the Prospectus, and the APMF Summary Risk Factors and the Prospectus, and the ASIF Summary Risk Factors and the Prospectus for a complete list of the risks associated with the REITs, Ares Private Markets Fund, and Ares Strategic Income Fund investments.

No offering is made except by a prospectus filed with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Neither the SEC nor any other state securities regulator has approved or disapproved of the securities described in the prospectus or determined if the prospectus is truthful or complete. In addition, the Attorney General of the state of New York has not passed on or endorsed the merits of the offering. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense. Fund and REIT shares will be offered to the public through Ares Wealth Management Solutions, LLC, member of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and SIPC, which will act as the dealer manager, and through other members of FINRA or with the assistance of registered investment advisors.

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