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Sonnenblick-Eichner Company arranged the $100-million sale of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a luxury boutique resort in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Sonnenblick-Eichner Arranges $100M Sale of Luxury Boutique Resort in Rancho Santa Fe

Sonnenblick-Eichner Company, on behalf of Steve Hermann Hotels, arranged the $100-million sale of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, an 85-room, full-service, luxury boutique resort located in north San Diego County’s exclusive enclave of Rancho Santa Fe. The buyer was an institutional investment fund.

The resort is undergoing an extensive renovation. When fully operational in the fourth quarter of this year, it will be positioned as one of the most preeminent and exclusive destinations in California.  

“We were able to generate interest in the acquisition given the quality of the renovation and that it was offered unencumbered by franchise and management agreements,” said Elliot Eichner, a principal and co-founder of Sonnenblick-Eichner. “The buyer recognized an incredible opportunity to acquire a five-star luxury resort in a market with extremely high barriers to entry,”

Added David Sonnenblick, also a principal and co-founder of Sonnenblick-Eichner, “Despite the higher interest rate environment and recessionary concerns, there is still a tremendous amount of capital available from both institutional and private investment funds for quality transactions,”


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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