ULI Lunch w/ Guest Speaker Jenna Gerstenlauer with Sound Mark Partners
WLI Lunch Series
All members are invited you to a lunch and conversation with Jenna Gerstenlauer, Managing Partner, Sound Mark Partners. Gerstenlauer will speak on her experience and lessons learned throughout her career.
This lunch is part of the Women’s Leadership Initiative Lunch Series, providing access to female leaders in the real estate and land use industry. TheWomen’s Leadership Initiative Lunch Series is open to all current male and female members of ULI Austin.
This is a Members ONLY event and registration is limited. If you have questions about your membership, please call 800-321-5011.
This event does not fall under the benefits listed for Annual Sponsors. [See 2018 Benefits listed on page 4 of this document.] If you have questions regarding Annual Sponsor Benefits, contact Ariel Romell.
About the Speaker
Sound Mark Partners
Jenna Gerstenlauer is a Managing Partner of Sound Mark Partners, a privately held commercial real estate investment management firm established in August 2013. Ms. Gerstenlauer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business, including investment decisions, portfolio management and business operations.
Prior to Sound Mark Partners, Ms. Gerstenlauer was the Chief Investment Officer at CBRE Capital Partners, a global debt and equity investment management firm. Ms. Gerstenlauer served as Managing Director & Head of Credit and Portfolio Management since joining the firm in 2009. She was also a member of the CBRE Global Investors Americas Operating Board, and a voting member of the CBRE Global Investors Finance Committee. During her tenure at CBRE Capital Partners, her investment team was responsible for over $800M of debt investments, as well as the oversight of the asset management for those investments. In addition, she worked closely with the funds’ limited partners in capital raising and investor reporting.
Prior to joining CBRE Capital Partners, Ms. Gerstenlauer was a Principal at True North Management Group, an institutional investment manager that focuses on mezzanine financing, bridge financing and distressed debt markets. From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Gerstenlauer was a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management for Natixis Real Estate Capital Inc. Ms. Gerstenlauer was responsible for asset managing various investment classes such as first mortgages, B-Notes, mezzanine loans and REO properties, as well as restructuring and facilitating the workout of all non-performing and distressed investments. Additionally, Ms. Gerstenlauer co-managed the construction and term/warehouse lending programs, including the underwriting, structuring and closing of such transactions. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Gerstenlauer worked at Nomura Securities, where she held the title of Vice President. During her time at Nomura, Ms. Gerstenlauer was responsible for the underwriting of all real estate asset classes. Additionally, she worked on the CMBS desk, where she completed the securitization of seven rated pools with an aggregate balance in excess of $16 billion.
Ms. Gerstenlauer holds a M.A. in Economics from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.