Mr. Nelson Del Rio

Nelson Del Rio, Principal of the real estate development and investment company Sonnenblick Del Rio, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a member of the California State Bar and a licensed California Real Estate Broker and Officer with more than 18 years of experience in various aspects of law, real estate, acquisition and finance. Prior to establishing Sonnenblick Del Rio and its immediate predecessors, Mr. Del Rio was an attorney at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where he assisted in providing legal advice with respect to the establishment of corporate working capital lines, mezzanine financing, high-yield bond financing and large merger and acquisition transactions.

Among the more notable transactions Mr. Del Rio has worked on as an attorney are the sale of The Farmers Insurance Group to British American Tobacco for $5.2 billion and the auction and sale of American Medical International to a joint venture established by the Pritzker Family and The First Boston Company for approximately $3.65 billion. Mr. Del Rio is a member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, an organization whose members are the Who's Who of real estate equity investors in the Western United States, and a Member of the Board of the University of Washington Foundation.

In addition, Mr. Del Rio is the Chairman of the Board of Sonnenblick Del Rio El Monte Asset Leasing Corporation and Sonnenblick Del Rio West Los Angeles Leasing Corporation, each a California not-for-profit corporation with responsibility for administering large facility leases. Del Rio is involved in a range of other charitable activities including, but not limited to, the establishment of the endowed "Sonnenblick Del Rio Global Citizen Scholarship" at the University of Washington which awards a scholarship to an outstanding disadvantaged minority student each year to study abroad, as well as substantial contributions to various other educational institutions.

Partial List of Significant Projects Presently Being Worked on or Completed in the Past

For a brief summary of the projects recently completed or presently being worked on by Mr. Del Rio, click here. We have provided details regarding the development process and the stage at which each project is in to allow a better understanding of the degree of development work done to date on the listed projects. You can see that each project has taken a great deal of time in the development process beginning with land acquisition and going through entitlements, environmental, finance, development, and tenanting issues.

Please click here to visit www.delriofoundation.org for additional information regarding the extensive  philanthropic activities of Nelson Del Rio.


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