|William J. Hoffman, CEO of San Diego-based Trigild Inc.|
William J. Hoffman, CEO of San Diego-based Trigild Inc., has been appointed liquidating trustee over the bankruptcy of Secured California Investments Inc. (SCI) and SCI Real Estate Investments LLC.
Hoffman will be overseeing $1.6 billion in real estate various equity interests, deferred fees, notes receivable and other assets.
According to Hoffman, the pair of SCI entities acquired and syndicated more than 60 multifamily, office, student housing and retail properties primarily in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and New Mexico.
The two related Los Angeles-based companies acquired multifamily and commercial properties throughout the country via a tenants-in-common (TIC) investment structure.
TICs allow capital gains to be deferred by investors. In this type of property ownership, a fractional interest is owned by two or more parties.
Following the real estate slump, the value of some TICs decreased significantly.
"Both SCI entities made large sums of money through acquisitions of premiere real estate assets and related acquisition fees - which were partially deferred - and when the economy stalled, were unable to pay their creditors," Hoffman said. "Our goal as liquidators is to efficiently maximize recovery."
Keep up weekly on national news, trends and property leads with the Watch List Newsletter,
a weekly pdf that includes other news and leads not found on the CoStar Group web news pages. Sign up for the Watch List E-Mail Alert
. A new issue is published late each Wednesday.