Our talented senior management team includes a staff of operations, property and asset managers, attorneys, CPAs, and specialists in finance, technology, risk management and forensic accounting– all with the knowledge and experience to handle complex operational, financial and legal issues.
Chris Neilson, J.D., Managing Partner, oversees Trigild’s business operations and serves as one of the firm’s principal receivers. Federal and state courts throughout the United States have appointed Neilson as receiver over all types of commercial properties, including offices, malls, shopping centers, apartments, hotels, and golf courses. Neilson is also an approved fiduciary in the State of New York.
In addition to his receivership work, Neilson has handled the resolution of millions of dollars of unsecured judgments against debtors throughout the U.S. and has sourced and secured debtor-in-possession financing for fiduciaries through bankruptcy. Neilson was also a founding partner of P.D. Capital, a commercial real estate investment company focused on acquiring value-add retail projects.
Neilson began his legal career as an attorney practicing in the real estate and capital markets groups of an AmLaw 100 law firm where he focused on complex loan workouts for securitized business trusts (REMICs) through their special servicers.
Neilson received his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was a member of the SMU Law Review and received a B.B.A. from Baylor University where he was the Outstanding Graduating Senior of the Hankamer School of Business.
Ian Lagowitz founded IVL Group, where he has been involved in nearly one thousand receivership, fiduciary and trustee appointments over the course of his 25-year real estate career. He is well versed in bankruptcy recovery, having been involved in disposing hundreds of retained assets from bankruptcy sales, reviewing approximately 10,500 proof of claims, and handling cures and assumptions for the transfer of operating leases.
In addition to his specialization in asset management and distressed assets, he is highly experienced in property evaluation, leasing, sales, redevelopment, brownfield redevelopment, mergers and acquisitions, institutional work-outs, asset recovery and property management.
Ian Lagowitz joined Onyx Equities in 2010. As Director of Receivership and REO Management, his responsibilities included serving as a court appointed receiver and managing agent, client relations, and oversight of the receivership and REO portfolio. Ian also lead operations for 12 states. He was responsible for facilitating the opening of Onyx’s regional offices in Atlanta, GA, Annapolis, MD, Charlotte, NC and Memphis, TN.
Prior to joining Onyx, Ian held key roles at a variety of notable organizations including DiLeo Associates and The Alman Group. Ian is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is a licensed broker in the state of New Jersey. He is a board member of Prodigal Sons and Daughters, and he is currently the Associate Coach for the Seton Hall University Men’s Golf Team.
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
David Wallace oversees Trigild’s team in court-ordered receiverships for assets across the nation, successfully resolving distressed loans and preserving assets as a court-appointed fiduciary.
Mr. Wallace led a team of real estate asset managers, property managers, property accountants, accounting firms, and law firms in a bankruptcy liquidation of interests in a real estate portfolio that included more than 100 companies with equity and other management entities. The portfolio, valued at over $1.6 billion, included assets in the multifamily, student housing, and retail asset classes, and creditors recouped more than 60% of their claims.
Mr. Wallace also leads the legal team on a number of other fiduciary assignments, in bankruptcy, state, and federal courts. He has extensive experience in workouts related to CMBS and balance sheet loans, as well as transactions involving private equity, REITs, and sovereign wealth funds. Further, Mr. Wallace has overseen and served as lead counsel in a number of fraudulent transfer actions with ultimate recoveries in the tens of millions of dollars. Wallace also serves as a Ch. 11 trustee for a large real estate holding company with assets across multiple property types.
Wallace holds a B.B.A in Finance from Texas Christian University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining Trigild, Mr. Wallace worked as a financial analyst and also as an attorney with Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP. At Fulbright, Mr. Wallace represented a broad range of clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Mr. Wallace also represented a number of master and special servicers in connection with CMBS loan transactions and workouts. Clients included pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, banks, oil and gas companies, and other Fortune 500 companies across an array of industries.
Mr. Wallace lives in Keller, TX with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys playing golf in his free time.
President of Retail
Mr. Taulbee has over 25 years of experience in the shopping center industry. He has had proven success in all aspects of management, development, and leasing for Mall assets. This includes hundreds of regional malls, lifestyle centers, and outlet shopping centers throughout the United States and several abroad.
Throughout his career, Mr. Taulbee has chaired many executive boards, chambers and committees in multiple communities throughout the United States, Asia, and UK. He is a standing member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), and Building Owners and Management Associations (BOMA).
Throughout his career, Mr. Taulbee has served in executive roles with Simon Property Group, Starwood Capital, and most recently as the Managing Director of Asset Services with JLL. In these roles, Mr. Taulbee was responsible for management, development, acquisitions and dispositions of shopping malls throughout the United States. For the past decade, Mr. Taulbee has worked with investors and financial institutions to repurpose and redeveloped distressed debt assets.
In 2023, he joined the Trigild team as the President of Retail. His depth of knowledge and experience in all retail asset classes helps Trigild expand its capacity and continue to provide best-in-class service.
Currently charged with overseeing Trigild’s hospitality portfolio, Kevin Berry has managed the operations of more than 150 hotels during his 16-year tenure with the company, overseeing all management, budgeting, employee training, and operations, as well as the turnaround and takeovers of a diversity of properties. He oversaw and coordinated the opening, from the groundbreaking, of the 180-room full-service Holiday Inn Ontario Airport and directed operations at the 10-story, 355-room Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley.
With over 25 years of hotel industry experience, he has overseen both independent and franchised hotels and worked with numerous full-service and limited-service franchises including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, IHG, Wyndham, Choice, La Quinta. Additionally, Berry has directed the conversion of independent hotels into franchises and monitored the construction and opening of new hotels.
Berry has also managed and directed the rehabilitation of golf courses across the country bringing the courses back from grounds neglect and repositioning for successful sales.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Colorado.
With 25 years of broad-based real estate experience, Nancy Daniels is responsible for Trigild’s commercial portfolio of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties. Her extensive background in commercial development includes all aspects of the real estate life cycle — acquisition, project design, entitlement, financial modeling, land development, commercial construction, property management, leasing, sales, and disposition.
Prior to joining Trigild, she held key roles with several Southern California commercial real estate firms, exercising primary responsibility for entitlement, development, and sale of over $250 million in commercial properties. Specializing in office and industrial, she has developed properties from land acquisition through build out, including the 620,000 square foot build-to-suit for Professional Hospital Supply, which merged a Class A office with the company’s main distribution center.
In her current role at Trigild, she is known for creating value in her portfolio through strategic leasing, capital improvements, and targeted management. Her expertise is evidenced by being awarded the NAIOP Inland Empire “Office Transaction of the Year” for a 232,176 square foot lease negotiated with Inland Empire Medical Plan in less than 30 days, and her success in closing receivership sales in excess of $100 million dollars, including the Atrium building, which was sold at 13% over broker generated offers, resulting in a $6 million increase in purchase price.
Nancy holds a Bachelor degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego and is a licensed real estate broker in California.
Jon brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience. Jon works with IVL Group where he serves as National Director of Property Management for Receiverships and REO properties. Previously, Jon worked at Onyx Management Group from 2013 to 2017. Jon was the Regional Property Manager responsible for the South East Region and then became National Director for Management and Receivership Properties. While at Onyx Equities, Jon was responsible for the management and disposition of over 20 million square feet.
Prior to joining Onyx, Jon worked at Cassidy Turley managing Receivership properties and Beco Management. During this time, Jon earned his RPA and CPM designations.
Jon graduated from Salisbury State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Jon served in the Army National Guard as an Air Traffic Controller.
Director of Operations and Receiverships
Maegan is a detail-oriented manager with over seven years of operational and receivership experience across multiple asset classes. She applies strong communication and leadership skills, process improvement tactics, and workflow optimization methods to elevate operational efficiencies. Prior to joining Trigild IVL, Maegan served as Director of Asset Management and Receiverships at IVL Group. At IVL, Maegan was responsible for monthly reporting, bonds, bank account setup, operational and transitional takeovers, coordinating monthly calls with bond holders and special servicers, and managing client relations. Prior to IVL, Maegan also served as Property Transition Manager and Asset Manager for Onyx Management Group. During her tenure with Onyx, Maegan was responsible for and implemented the operation of regional offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Memphis, and Annapolis. In addition, she transitioned over 75,000,000 SF in Receivership and REO Management assets.
Maegan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management.
Manager of Receivership Services and Marketing
As Manager of Receivership Services and Marketing, Ava Stapp has been an integral part of the Trigild team for over two years. She supports the operations and receivership team with client relations, new business proposals, and property transitions.
Aside from operations, Ava manages all internal and external marketing efforts and plays a pivotal role in coordinating the biannual Trigild Lender Conferences, spearheading attendee management and sponsorship maintenance. Ava’s efficiency, attention to detail, and positive attitude make her an indispensable member of the Trigild team.
Ava is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications.
Eric Robinson has over two decades of experience in real estate accounting and serves as Assistant Controller for Trigild.
Eric began his career in multifamily at Myan Management where he started as a Property Accountant and swiftly advanced to Assistant Controller. He then held the position of Accounting Manager at Colliers and Transwestern, expanding his expertise in commercial properties, brokerage, and corporate accounting during that time.
At Trigild, Eric oversees the firm’s day-to-day accounting responsibilities and optimizes its strategic financial operations.