Sanford Blumenthal has been active in the fields of commercial real estate and investment finance for over 15 years. At Lightstone, Sanford has closed over $3 billion of completed acquisitions, developments, and financings. Mr. Blumenthal is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, deal structuring, and due diligence across the residential, hospitality, office, industrial, retail, and land sectors. During his tenure at Lightstone, Sanford has been instrumental in the strategic development of lifestyle-oriented hotels in major gateway markets, with a primary focus on the Moxy brand. Sanford specializes in opportunistic deals with intricate capital structures. Prior to joining the Lightstone team, Sanford worked at Madden Real Estate Ventures where he focused on residential and hospitality acquisitions and developments as well as asset management for properties located throughout the United States. While at Madden, Mr. Blumenthal acquired 17 hotels valued at over $130 million. Mr. Blumenthal began his career at Vornado Realty Trust in the Acquisitions and Capital Markets group where he was responsible for asset and portfolio underwriting, corporate valuation and capital markets transactions. Sanford graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.