Aries Capital, LLC (www.ariescapital.com) is a full-service, commercial mortgage and real estate investment banking firm and hospitality specialist founded by Chairman and CEO Neil Freeman in 1991. Aries Capital uses its boutique, consultative approach to effectively structure and close creative permanent and interim financing solutions for its clients through its relationships with the most senior decision-makers at Wall Street CMBS lenders, life companies, hedge funds, regional banks and other institutional investors. Aries Capital has arranged or directly-funded more than $6 billion for boutique and flagged hotels, multifamily and commercial properties in the United States and Caribbean, including The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans (Waldorf Astoria). Through its affiliates such as the Urban Development Fund, Aries has also provided over $1 billion in tax credit financing. The firm is headquartered in Chicago with staff in Miami.