Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 3, 2022
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Maryland   001-35517   45-3148087
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
245 Park Avenue, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10167
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 750-7300
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share ACRE New York Stock Exchange

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a Maryland corporation (the “Company”), has identified an inadvertent error included in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three month period ended March 31, 2022, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3, 2022 (the “Form 10-Q”). The Form 10-Q included an error in the risk classification of the carrying values (excluding CECL Reserve) of the Company’s loans held for investment in the table that appears on page 20 of the Form 10-Q in Note 4 (Current Expected Credit Losses) to the Consolidated Financial Statements. The following table contains the corrected information:

As of March 31, 2022, the carrying value, excluding the CECL Reserve, of the Company’s loans held for investment within each risk rating by year of origination is as follows ($ in thousands):
2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 Prior Total
Risk rating:
1 $ 11,282 $ 35,806 $ $ 33,905 $ 9,393 $ $ 90,386
2 17,256 495,289 105,949 22,816 96,819 738,129
3 90,078 511,837 320,711 260,597 157,575 89,794 1,430,592
4 60,879 101,786 162,665
Total $ 179,495 $ 1,042,932 $ 320,711 $ 400,451 $ 291,570 $ 186,613 $ 2,421,772

Except for this correction, there are no changes to the Form 10-Q.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 4, 2022 By: /s/ Tae-Sik Yoon
  Name: Tae-Sik Yoon
  Title: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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