SOURCE: Trigild

July 09, 2008 16:14 ET

Prominent Speakers on Roster at Trigild Lender Conference

"Handling Curves in the Lender Ballpark" Set for October 22-24 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - It's game time in San Diego, as a prominent group of lending, legal and real estate industry experts warm up for the annual Trigild Lender Conference, "Handling Curves in the Lender Ballpark," October 22-24, 2008.

Held at downtown San Diego's Omni Hotel -- adjacent to Petco Ballpark -- the event is designed for all players in the commercial lending industry, including lenders, special servicers, bondholders, private equity firms, distressed note buyers, portfolio managers, and legal counsel.

According to Bill Hoffman, president of Trigild -- a distressed property management, loan recovery and real estate receivership specialist headquartered in San Diego -- this information-packed forum will provide vital details and strategies for maximizing recovery on non-performing commercial loans. "This conference will offer insight critical to lenders in an increasingly erratic economic climate," Hoffman said. "Aimed at helping lenders mitigate rising losses, the event will spotlight top experts in complex workouts, bankruptcy, foreclosures, receiverships, dispositions and much more."

Each program session will feature experts discussing pressing market issues, among them: recovery options, intercreditor issues, sale and recovery, pricing assets realistically, problem loan areas and forecasts by property type. Also on the agenda: "Loan Recovery 101," a step-by-step look at the basics -- from workouts through foreclosure. The conference culminates with a look at challenges that apply to specific property types, including unfinished developments and condo conversions; office, retail and industrial properties; multi-family and operating businesses such as hotels.

Close to thirty of the industry's best and brightest will speak, including Stacey Berger and Kevin Donahue of Midland Loan Services; Sam Chandan of Reis, Inc.; Margaret Mann of Sheppard Mullin; Salman Khan of Silverpoint Capital; Michael Cocanougher of J.E. Robert; Michael A. Criscito of Credit Suisse; Henry Bieber of Wrightwood Capital; Clark Rogers of KeyBank; and David Iannarone of CWCapital.

About The Trigild Lender Conference

Over the last eight years, The Trigild Lender Conference has generated a buzz within the lending industry and beyond -- providing thought provoking financial insight and networking opportunities for the distressed debt industry.

The $995 Early Bird registration fee (due before 8/15/08) includes the three-day program with breakfasts, lunch, and two networking receptions. Asset managers are offered a 20% individual discount, and companies sending three or more qualified employees receive a 10% discount. The hotel will offer special room rates to early bookers. For more information, visit the website at or contact Sarah Wuerth Szilagyi at (858) 720-6716, or

About Trigild

Headquartered in San Diego with regional offices throughout the country, Trigild has more than 30 years of expertise in the management and turnaround of commercial real estate assets and operating businesses. A nationally recognized authority on non-performing commercial loans, Trigild combines receivership, operations management, and disposition services under one roof -- for maximum loan recovery. For information, visit

Contact Information

    Sarah Wuerth Szilagyi/Sydnie Moore
    (858) 720-6716, (619) 823-8448