Stephen D. Blevit

Blevit, Stephen D.

Partner


Contact
Los Angeles +1 213 896 6029

555 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, California 90013
+1 213 896 6029

sblevit@sidley.com sblevit@sidley.com

Education

Stephen D. Blevit

Partner


STEPHEN D. BLEVIT is a partner in Sidley’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Global Finance and Real Estate practices. He is primarily involved in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business transactions involving both debt and equity. Steve’s clients include Wall Street banks, special opportunities hedge funds, private equity funds, debt funds and public and privately held companies. He works with companies in a variety of industries and is known handling a wide variety of new and novel transactions. Steve has handled transactions involving more than $50 billion throughout his career, including over $20 billion of loans secured by single family rental homes. The Invitation Homes 2013-1 securitization he handled was named Structured Finance Deal of the Year for 2013 by International Financing Review.

Prior to joining Sidley, Steve worked for billionaire entrepreneur Eli Broad as the Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica Inc. He handled mergers and acquisitions and corporate development responsibilities for SunAmerica and was also involved in the management of SunAmerica’s alternative asset portfolio. Steve is also a Certified Public Accountant and was an Adjunct Professor at USC Law School where he taught Mergers & Acquisitions for four years.

Steve earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a staff editor for the Southern California Law Review. He received a B.S., magna cum laude, from DePaul University. 

Memberships & Activities
  • Adjunct Professor of Mergers and Acquisitions, University of Southern California Law School, 2005–2008
Events
  • Upcoming: Speaker, “Long-Term Financing,” The 4th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East), Miami, FL (May 16–18, 2016)
  • Speaker, Single Family Residential Rental Securitization Panel, IMN / SFIG ABS, Las Vegas, NV (March 1, 2016)
  • Moderator, “Long Term Financing,” 4th Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum, Scottsdale, AZ (December 2–4, 2015)
  • Moderator, “Long Term Financing,” 4th Annual The Single Family Rental Investment Forum, Scottsdale, AZ (December 3, 2015)
  • Panelist, “An Education on Multi-Borrower Securitization & Its Impact on the SFR Market,” 3rd Annual The Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East), Miami, FL (April 21, 2015)
  • Speaker, “An Education on Multi-Borrower Securitization & It's Impact on the SFR Market,” The 3rd Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum (East), Miami, FL (April 20–22, 2015)
  • Moderator, Mortgage Bankers Association Single-family Rental Finance Summit (April 1, 2015)
  • Speaker, “Financing Rental Properties & Loans Using Long Term Debt,” The 3rd Annual Single Family Rental Investment Forum, Scottsdale, AZ (December 3–5, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Financing Rental Properties & Loans Using Long Term Debt,” 3rd Annual The Single Family Rental Investment Forum, Scottsdale, AZ (December 3, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Renting the Future: Positioning Single Family Rental,” Americatalyst (September 9, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Securitization: What Will the Next Few Deals Look Like?” Single Family Aggregation: The REO-to-Rental Forum (East), Boca Raton, FL (May 13, 2014)
  • Moderator, “Financing Middle Market Rental Loans: Strategies to Build your Portfolio,” Single Family Aggregation: The REO-to-Rental Forum (East), Boca Raton, FL (May 13–15, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Securitization: What Will the Next Few Deals Look Like?” Single Family Aggregation: The REO-to-Rental Forum (East), Boca Raton, FL (May 13–15, 2014)
  • Speaker, Mortgage Bankers Association Single-family Rental Finance Summit (April 22, 2014)
  • Moderator, “Long Term Financing,” FICON 2014 Single Family Investment Forum (March 4, 2014)
  • Speaker, Single Family Residential Rental Securitization Panel, IMN / SFIG ABS, Las Vegas, NV (January 23, 2014)
  • Speaker, “Securitizing Rental Streams,” The 2nd Annual Single Family Aggregation Strategies: The REO-to-Rental Forum, Scottsdale, AZ (December 4–6, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Securitizing Rental Streams,” Single Family Aggregation: The REO-to-Rental Forum, Miami, Florida (April 22–23, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Equity Finance & Debt: Financing the Market as Your Investment Strategy,” Single Family Aggregation: A Forum for Private Equity, REITs, Institutional Investors & Bank Rent-to-Own Programs, Scottsdale, AZ (November 29–30, 2012)