SAN DIEGO - Positioning itself for further nationwide expansion, Trigild – a San Diego-based real estate firm specializing in property/asset management and fiduciary services – has promoted Judy Hoffman from chief operating officer to president and Brian Morelan from managing director to chief operating officer. Past president Bill Hoffman will remain as chairman of the board and CEO.

As president, Judy Hoffman will continue to play a vital role in leading the company and contributing to its overall growth – working to leverage the firm’s experience, infrastructure and relationships into building its long-term management and investment portfolio. Serving the company in numerous capacities over the years, she has recently helped take the company through one of the biggest growth periods in its history.

As Trigild’s new chief operating officer, Morelan will be responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, as well as client services, and portfolio management. Additionally, he will help direct the company’s day-to-day operations, overseeing 10 regional offices and 750 employees nationwide.

Judy Hoffman has been with Trigild since 1984, starting as marketing coordinator and working her way up the company ranks. In addition, she is founder and organizer of both the annual Trigild Lender Conference and Trigild Spring Conference, now the commercial loan industry's premier national symposiums for insight on dealing with non-performing loan portfolios. With a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, she has also done post-graduate course work at University of California at San Diego in finance, business management and marketing.

During his tenure with Trigild, Morelan has recruited and developed a real estate team that has created value for major real estate clients in over 30 U.S. markets. With his guidance, Trigild has developed a leading national operating platform and provided strategic plans for over 15 million square feet of commercial property and more than 10,000 apartment units with a value of over $2 billion. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles and has more than 30 years of experience in the asset management/commercial real estate fields.

William Hoffman, chairman and CEO, will continue to play a key role in the company he helped found in 1976, contributing his expertise and legal knowledge to a variety of high profile projects. He has over 35 years of experience as an attorney, real estate broker and court appointed receiver for more than 2,000 assets, including hotels, office buildings, retail centers, industrial facilities, multifamily projects and restaurants nationwide – and is one of the most respected experts on receivership law in the industry.