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Michael Sonnabend, Managing Member, PMZ Realty Capital LLC

Michael Sonnabend is a founder and the managing member of PMZ Realty Capital LLC. Since beginning his career in 1986, he has completed over $5 billion in financing and sale transactions nationwide. Property types have included office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotels. Representative transactions have included construction, permanent, interim and equity financing for hotels with over 30,000 keys, as well as office, retail and multifamily properties. Clients include both domestic and foreign private investors as well as opportunity funds, pension fund advisors and public companies. Through his varied experiences, he is able to assist PMZ’s clients in determining the most advantageous capital structure and then provide superior execution through the firm’s extensive network of capital sources.

Before founding PMZ Realty Capital, Mr. Sonnabend spent the previous 12 years at AFC Realty Capital, and was one of the stockholders of the firm. He led the firm’s advisory business and was responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. Prior to joining AFC, Mr. Sonnabend served as Senior Vice-President of Bender & Company, a real estate services firm focusing on representation of institutional investors. He directed the firm’s investment sales and acquisition activities.

In 1989, Mr. Sonnabend joined The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where he was involved with financing, sales, acquisitions, workouts, and asset management activities throughout the Northeast, with a concentration on the Washington DC to New York corridor. His accomplishments at MetLife include transactions valued in excess of $1 billion consisting of mortgage financing, sales/acquisitions, and partnership workouts. Notable transactions included the $165 million financing of the Franklin Mills Mall in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Sonnabend began his career at Citicorp where he was involved in the company’s worldwide investment banking activities. Mr. Sonnabend holds an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Michigan and a BBA from George Washington University. He is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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