Loren Ettinger is an attorney and a C.P.A. (inactive) with real world experience and expertise in commercial real estate, banking and finance matters.
He worked in public accounting as a tax consultant for several years with Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young (EY), including writing and teaching workshops for Fortune 500 companies.
After becoming an experienced manager in public accounting, he worked for several years in the commercial real estate industry as an owner, developer and broker with Walpert Properties and Koman Properties specializing in ownership, development, leasing, management, financing, acquisition, disposition, and construction of shopping centers and other commercial properties, and also including tenant representation of national and local tenants. He led the development and redevelopment of anchored and unanchored shopping centers and office properties in St. Louis and Southern Illinois including acquistion, zoning and municipal approvals, civil engineering, architectural design, title and survey matters, environmental matters, construction, development agreements and restrictive covenants, brokerage, and leasing, as well as various kinds of lending on real estate for acquisition, refinance, construction, and CMBS loans.
He joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017 specializing in real estate, banking and finance transactional practices.
He is the leader of the firm’s banking practice. His banking practice specializes in acquistion financing, loan refinancing, construction lending, CMBS lending, and low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and historical tax credit (HTC) construction bridge lending, and also assisting banking clients with regulatory matters. His banking clients are regional and local financial institutions.
His real estate practice specializes in acquistion, zoning, municipal approvals, title/survey matters, environmental matters, construction, development agreements, leasing, disposition, and brokerage. His real estate clients are owners and developers of retail, industrial, hospitality (hotel and restaurant), self-storage, gas/c-store, and multifamily projects. He also leads the firm’s lease training program for associates and it’s franchisee leasing program for national franchisees including Jimmy Johns and Sport Clips.
In his free time, Loren enjoys participating in outdoor activities and spending time with his family.