About Us


Sound Mark focuses on making directly originated subordinate loans (mezzanine and preferred equity) to local owner operators in high-growth primary and secondary US locations. We target the lower middle market of commercial real estate transactions (deal sizes less than $50M) which represents 90% of the market and remains highly fragmented and inefficient1.

Sound Mark has created a strong brand in the market, whereby property owners, brokers and senior lenders understand the void we are able to fill in the capital stack. We pursue small ($5M - $40M), off-the-run transactions and focus on the subordinate portion of the capital structure (50-85% loan-to-value). Our team works with borrowers to develop a capital solution that works for their needs, and conducts asset management in-house so that borrowers are always working directly with our team.

1Source: REIS, June 2020.

Demand for real estate is driven by population growth, demographic shifts and trends, and technological advances and innovation. Sound Mark focuses on high caliber markets and emphasizes areas characterized as “Innovation Districts” – those with a highly skilled workforce, population and job growth, innovation and research centers (often university and college areas), lifestyle affordability and cultural centers.

As health awareness grows, so too does demand for health-forward real estate and housing focused on affordability and quality of life factors. Sound Mark embraces ESG values and impact opportunities that are accretive to our investments and communities.


The Sound Mark team consists of a group of real estate and credit professionals who proactively decided to create and grow a business together that would provide superior service to limited partners, and at the same time would be a positive, entrepreneurial atmosphere where all team members could prosper. The Firm, it’s partners and employees are committed to alignment with our limited partners.

Investing Together For Nearly 15 years

The Firm was established in August 2013 as a team lift-out from CBRE Group, Inc. (“CBRE”), the largest commercial real estate services firm globally1. Led by Jenna Gerstenlauer, former Chief Investment Officer of CBRE Capital Partners and a 25-year commercial real estate veteran, the Sound Mark team has been investing together on behalf of institutional investors for nearly 15 years.

A majority and controlling interest in AGC Sound Mark is owned by an affiliate of AGC Equity Partners Investment Management, Ltd., a London-based alternative asset manager.

(1)Source: CBRE website as of October 2022. “CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment company,” CBRE Group, Inc. - Investor Relations

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Website Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to Sound Mark Partners, LLC and its affiliates (together, “Sound Mark,” “our,” “us,” “we” or “company”). To better protect your privacy, we are providing information explaining our online information practices.

This Website Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) describes how we gather and use information for visitors of this website. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions contained herein, please do not access or otherwise use this website.

This Privacy Policy constitutes a legally binding agreement between Sound Mark and you, the user of this website. By entering and using this website, you acknowledge your acceptance of, and agree to be bound by, the Privacy Policy stated herein, our Terms of Use and all additional terms incorporated by reference herein. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use this website.

We do not target our website or services to data subjects in the European Union or the UK, or otherwise monitor the behavior of data subjects in the European Union or the UK (in each case, with the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and the UK Data Protection Act 2018), and on this basis we do not consider such laws to apply to any personal data submitted by individuals located in the UK or the European Union. Additionally, we are not subject to the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 based on our current scope of operations and gross annual revenue.


We may collect various types of information from users of this website. For example, knowing how users use our website – tracking their movement through this website – helps us improve website design and usefulness. As a result, Sound Mark’s server collects general data pertaining to users, including the length of time spent on this website, the pages accessed while visiting the website, pages visited immediately before and after the website, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Sound Mark generally does not, however, collect any personally identifiable information such as names, home addresses or e-mail addresses from users of this website, unless a user submits such information to us via our “Contact” page or discloses this information in the “Investor Login” portal.

To the extent that you provide us with any personally identifiable information through or in connection with this website, we may use such information for Sound Mark’s business purposes, but will not disclose any personally identifiable information about you to anyone, except as permitted or required by law or regulation and to service providers. In providing personally identifiable information to Sound Mark, you consent to Sound Mark’s use of such personally identifiable information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. You may access any personally identifiable information we have about you by contacting us through the “Contact” page of this website.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information and data via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we make an effort to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of any information or data transmitted to or through our website; any transmission of information or data by you to or through this website is at your sole risk.


You represent to Sound Mark that you have the authority to visit this website according to the Terms of Use. This website is only intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age. We do not knowingly encourage or solicit visitors to this website who are under the age of 18 or knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from an individual under the age of 18, we will delete that information.


Information regarding how you access this website (e.g., browser type, access times and Internet Protocol (IP) address) and your hardware and software is automatically collected through the use of cookies (a small text file placed on your hard drive) or other technologies or tools. This information is used to improve website performance and for our business purposes. You may opt-in to accept cookies automatically by changing the settings on your browser. If you opt-out of certain cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of this website. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information about types of cookies, how they are used and how you manage your cookie preferences.


We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and for any reason, in our sole discretion, without notice, by updating this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, users are strongly encouraged to review our Privacy Policy regularly. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to collect personal information or use any collected information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by posting changes on this page. We will use information only in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected. Your continued access or use of this website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means that you accept such revisions, changes and/or amendments. If you object to any of the changes to this Privacy Policy, please stop accessing this website. Please check this page frequently and review any changes to this Privacy Policy carefully so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.


This Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information that we collect. Our Site may provide links to third-party websites. Please note that Sound Mark does not control or endorse the content in, or policies for, such third-party websites. Any information collected by such third-party websites is not subject to this Privacy Policy, so please read any applicable privacy policies for such third-party websites before using such websites.


The provisions in our Terms of Use are hereby incorporated by reference.

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover the collection of information from residents of the United States. This website and the services upon which the website is hosted are located in the United States. For users outside the United States, if you submit personal information using this website, your personal information will be transferred to and stored in the United States. This transfer to the United States is necessary due to the location of Sound Mark and the hosting of this website. By visiting this website and submitting your personal information, you acknowledge that such transfer is necessary in order to: (i) provide you with access to contents of this website; or (ii) provide you with any services in connection with this website. Regardless of where your personal information is collected from or transferred to, it will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please note that there are possible risks involved in your personal information being transferred to the United States because the data protection regime may be different to that of your home country. If you do not wish your personal information to be transferred to the United States, please refrain from using this website.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us through the use of this website’s “Contact” page here.