John R. Sobenes
John Sobenes serves as Rainier Companies’ Head of Asset Management and has more than twenty-five years of commercial real estate experience. Before joining Rainier Companies, Mr. Sobenes was Senior Vice President at CIII Capital Partners where he managed a portfolio of complex commercial and multifamily real estate assets in various markets across the US. Prior to CIII Capital Partners, Mr. Sobenes was a Vice President at JER Partners in McLean, VA, performing workouts on defaulted CMBS loans and managing a portfolio REO assets. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Sobenes was National Director of Real Estate for Fenix Capital Group (a Deutsche Bank/JER Venture) in Mexico City where he lived and managed a portfolio of over 4,500 real estate assets throughout the country. Prior to moving abroad, Mr. Sobenes worked as an underwriter on the Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall fund. Mr. Sobenes began his career in real estate as an associate appraiser with Cushman and Wakefield in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Sobenes attended the University of Southern California where he majored in Economics.