Mr. Aronson is a Principal of Westport and a member of the Investment Committee based in the Los Angeles office.
Prior to joining Westport in 2006, Mr. Aronson was a Managing Director at Oaktree’s Japanese and German affiliates. Mr. Aronson joined Oaktree in 1998 and helped lead Oaktree’s real estate efforts in Japan and Germany. Mr. Aronson helped open Oaktree’s Tokyo office in 1998, where he worked until 2004 when he moved to Oaktree’s Frankfurt office. In both locations, Mr. Aronson was responsible for leading the sourcing, underwriting, acquisition, management and disposition of both distressed debt and property investments. His experience dealing with multiple cultures, legal regimes and foreign business practices make him invaluable to Westport’s overseas efforts.
Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Aronson was an Associate for five years at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, where his practice focused on general real estate transactions.
Mr. Aronson holds a B.A. degree magna cum laude from The American University and a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the State Bar of California.