Arnie formed All Star Group, Inc. in September, 1995 to educate, originate and network Commercial Real Estate throughout California and the Nation. All Star Group has produced hundreds of events since it’s inception, including today’s California Lodging Investment Conference. They have been producing the Commercial Real Estate and Lending Conference (CRELC), formally the Income Property Lending Conference in Los Angeles and San Francisco annually. In 2011 the All Star Group came up with the concept of the LoanMakers ForumTM where Commercial Real Estate Lenders compete for loans LIVE at the CRELC events. The concept was trademarked in 2014 and has been a highlight of the events. In 2013 the LoanMakers ForumTM Luncheon and Expo became annual events in San Diego and San Jose. Arnie has been a consultant and featured speaker for many other Commercial Real Estate events nationwide. All Star Group and Arnie Garfinkel have produced events for other organizations including the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and the Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council.
The company has been a leader in Commercial Real Estate Lending originations through it’s Income Property Lending division, closing hundreds of commercial real estate transactions nationwide from $500,000 to $100,000,000.
Mr. Garfinkel has been a featured speaker for various organizations, including – California Association of Mortgage Brokers, National Association of Mortgage Brokers, California Mortgage Bankers Association, Building Industry Association, American Industrial Realtors Association, R.I.A.O.C., Crittenden and RealShare to name a few.
Arnie was president of the Tarzana Chapter of Toastmasters International and served as a Board of Director and Vice President of the Southern California Chapter of the Florida State University Alumni Association.