Senior Professionals

Dwight I. Arnesen
Senior Managing Director
New York

Mr. Arnesen, based in New York, has 36 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Mr. Arnesen leads the firm's East Coast acquisitions. Prior to this current role, Mr. Arnesen was responsible for the firm's portfolio and asset management group.  Mr. Arnesen serves on various portfolio management and investment committees, as well as Rockwood's Investment Strategy and Research Committee. 


Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Arnesen held senior roles in both acquisitions and asset management. Mr. Arnesen was most recently a Managing Director of Acquisitions in North America at JER Partners as well as interim head of Asset Management for JER's European funds, where he leveraged his earlier experience of workouts and restructuring on numerous troubled assets. Prior to JER, he was a Managing Director and co-Head of US Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group Global LLC. Before joining Starwood, he was a Principal at JPMorgan Partners FKA Chase Capital Partners and a senior officer in the Real Estate Workout Group of Chemical Bank/Chase Manhattan Bank for 11 years.


Mr. Arnesen is a member of the NY State Bar Association, the ULI and the ICSC and has spoken on numerous real estate panels. Mr. Arnesen received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from Washington and Lee University.



Dwight I. Arnesen
Professional Affiliations
  • NY State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Washington and Lee University
Juris Doctor

Vanderbilt University
Bachelor of Arts

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