Bob Sonnenblick – Chairman of Sonnenblick Development chosen by IMN Conferences Inc. to moderate the “Mezzanine Loan & Gap Financing for Real Estate Deals”

PRESS RELEASE: N.Y. Monday Nov 16th, 2020

Los Angeles-based real estate developer and investor, Bob Sonnenblick, the Chairman of Sonnenblick Development LLC., has been chosen by IMN Conferences Inc. to moderate the “Mezzanine Loan & Gap Financing for Real Estate Deals” panel at the upcoming IMN Real Estate Mezz & Distressed Debt Conference on Wednesday November 18th.

Mr. Sonnenblick’s panel will feature interviews and questions with five major national real estate lenders, who are still active today funding projects amidst the “mid-Covid” financial turmoil in the real estate markets.

The webinar/”virtual conference” may be heard live at www.imn.org. or for more info, please call (212)-901-0506

 

Mezzanine Loan Origination Trends in an Uncertain Market Environment & Outlook for Gap Financing

  • Which markets and sectors are most attractive/in need of mezzanine financing at the moment?
  • How have terms and negotiations changed in the past 6 months?
  • Is the market still saturated with too many debt funds originating mezzanine loans?  How has the global health crisis impacted competition?
  • Are we seeing banks starting to move back into the space?
  • What are the outlooks for foreign investment and joint venture financing?
  • What financing is available and favorable for distressed deals across different asset classes?
  • How do terms compare to ground-up development deals?

Monday, Oct. 5 2020 Bob Sonnenblick to Moderate Real Estate Finance & Development Trends in 2020 & 2021 Crittenden Event

October 5 - 7, 2020

Crittenden Real Estate
​Finance Conference
October 5 – 7, 2020
VIRTUAL EVENT

The 2020 Crittenden Multifamily & Real Estate Finance Conference will now be VIRTUAL! This COMBINED event will allow attendees access to panel presentations and the opportunity to network online from the comfort of their home or office.

Real Estate Finance & Development Trends in 2020 & 2021

Hour 4 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

  • What real estate product types are still finance-able?
  • Has finance/underwriting changed since COVID-19 started?
  • Has the supply of finance money into real estate changed at all?Will interest rates stay this low for the long-term?
  • Will construction costs ease?
  • Will land prices in Florida decrease over the next year? Is this the time to buy land?
  • Are tenant/corporate bankruptcies affecting the real estate finance marketplace?


Moderator: Bob Sonnenblick Chairman Sonnenblick Development LLC
Sean Kelly-Rand, Managing Partner – RD Advisors LLC
Charles J. Foschini, Senior Managing Director, Florida – Berkadia

Bob Sonnenblick Speaking June 3rd 2020 iGlobal virtual event

The Future of Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Amidst Covid-19 – Part 2

June 23rd 2020, 2:00PM (EST) | Live Virtual Experience

June 23rd 2020 2:00 pm (EST)  Bob Sonnenblick will be a panelist  the latest in the iGlobal virtual event series The Future of Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Amidst COVID-19: Part 2..

This panel will focus on Money available today for investment into new real estate deals.
Hear speakers thoughts on: 

  • How much money their funds have already raised for Mezzanine investments over the last year or so?
  • How much money they have remaining to be spent on Mezzanine investments?
  • Should funds be re-routed any into distressed acquisitions, from Covid-19 “exploded deals”?
  • With “senior” lending severely hampered, will/can they take down the entire capital stack themselves, and then sell off the senior later (after closing)?
  • Any ability to raise new Mezz funds in today’s world?

In case you missed it Bob Sonnenblick was a panelist in the real estate sector for Part 1 of The Future of Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Amidst Covid-19 virtual event. [click for highlights]

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EVENT

iGlobal Live is pleased to present the latest in our virtual event series ‘The Future of Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Amidst Covid-19 – Part 2’.

Join us for this 60-minute session on June 23rd to be part of the live debate, get your questions answered by leading industry experts and address the key challenges that you and your peers are facing amidst the current global pandemic as we start to edge closer to the ‘new normal’.

Key topics include:

  • How much money has each of your funds already raised for Mezzanine investments over the last year or so?
  • How much money do you have left to spend on Mezzanine investments today?
  • Are you re-routing any of these funds into distressed acquisitions, from Covid-19 “exploded deals”?
  • What are your preferred real estate product types (residential/industrial)? What product types won’t you touch (retail/hotel)?
  • What are your preferred regions for investment? Has the choice between urban and suburban been affected by Covid-19?
  • What yields should you be seeking on your Mezzanine money today (both current/short term and over-all long-term IRR)?
  • What has your deal flow/closings looked like since the start of Covid-19?How has this shaped projections for 2020 on your Mezzanine volume? Are you expecting heavy competition or not any more?
  • How high up the capital stack can your Mezzanine go? Has Covid-19 impacted this?
  • With “senior” lending severely hampered, will/can you take down the entire cap stack yourselves and then sell off the senior after closing? How big of a deal can you swallow?
  • Can you see any ability to raise new Mezzanine funds in today’s world?

PLUS, a new feature for iGlobal Live – attend a live virtual event and be personally introduced to a speaker of your choice. This is only available for attendees of our live events, and places are limited, so secure yours now to stay connected and stay informed.

Mr. Robert Sonnenblick, Chairman of Sonnenblick Development, LLC, is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania with more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of real estate development and real estate finance.

Bob Sonnenblick

Chairman
Sonnenblick Development LLC

PRESS RELEASE: New York, 10-11-2019 IMN Conf

IMN Conferences Inc has announced that Los Angeles-based real estate developer Bob Sonnenblick, Chairman of Sonnenblick Development LLC, has joined their keynote Finance Panel to speak at the upcoming Real Estate & Mezzanine Debt Conference to be held in New York City on November 7th at The Union League Club on East 37th Street.

2:20 PM Borrowers’ Perspective Discussion

 

  • Where are the opportunities for the year ahead? Which markets and what deal types are you pursuing?
  • What is the availability of capital (both debt and equity) in the current market?
  • Who is financing your deals? Banks, insurance companies, CMBS, debt funds or other specialty finance companies?
  • What projects are you looking to finance with mezzanine and other subordinated debt?
  • What market factors are keeping you up at night?

November 2019 IMN Speakers

RENTV’s Greater Los Angeles Development Summit

RENTV's Greater Los Angeles Development Summit

Please join RENTV for our 4th annual Greater Los Angeles Development Summit on Thursday June 13, 2019. At this conference, experts involved with major commercial real estate projects in the Greater LA area – developers, investors, brokers, architects, contractors and capital sources – will discuss:

  • What is being built
  • Where it is being built
  • How it is being built
  • How much it is costing to build
  • How it is being financed

Headline Speakers including:
RenTV 2019 headline speakers
Date: Thursday June 13th at 9am
Location: Doubletree Hilton Hotel-Westside, (Culver City)

Press Release: Rotenberg, Germany – April 29,2019

Europe-based hotel conference producer TopHotelProjects GmbH has announced that they have chosen L.A.-based hotel developer Robert Sonnenblick, Chairman of Sonnenblick Development LLC, to join their headline panel at the TopHotelsWorldTour hotel conference in Los Angeles on May 13th at the Indigo- Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

The topic of the panel discussion will be:
Downtown L.A.’s Hospitality Revolution.

For more information, please go to:
www.TopHotelWorldTour.com