Dwight “Arne” Arnesen

Senior Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions

Mr. Arnesen joins CLP with 40 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Arnesen leads CLP’s acquisitions efforts and, among other responsibilities, oversees the selection of projects and the negotiation and structuring of transactions. Prior to joining CLP, Mr. Arnesen held senior roles in both acquisitions and asset management. Most recently, Mr. Arnesen was a Senior Managing Director at Rockwood Capital, LLC where he led the firm’s East Coast acquisition efforts and served on various Investment and Portfolio Management Committees for over a decade.  Mr. Arnesen was responsible for the firm’s Portfolio and Asset Management group prior to his acquisition role.  Before Rockwood, Mr. Arnesen was a Managing Director of Acquisitions in North America at JER Partners as well as Head of Asset Management for JER’s European funds (6B Euros of assets) during the Great Financial Crisis, where he leveraged his earlier experience of workouts and restructuring on numerous troubled assets. Prior to JER, Mr. Arnesen was a Managing Director and co-Head of U.S. Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC, sitting on the firm’s various investment committees. Before joining Starwood, Mr. Arnesen was a Principal at JPMorgan Partners f/k/a Chase Capital Partners and a senior officer in the Real Estate Workout Group of Chemical Bank/Chase Manhattan Bank for 11 years, where he worked on over $20B of problem loans and assets.  Mr. Arnesen started his career in law in 1980 before switching to real estate banking at Chemical Bank between 1981 and 1985.

Mr. Arnesen is a member of the NY State Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute, and the International Council of Shopping Centers, as well as other professional organizations and has appeared on the Stoler Report.  He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and on the Board of Directors of St. Francis Hospital (CHS), Grenville Baker Boys and Girls Club (GBBGC), and Rand Corporations’ Global Risk and Security Group. 

Mr. Arnesen received his B.A., with Honors, in History, Economics, and Business from Vanderbilt University (including a semester at University College, Oxford) and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University. 

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