ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 26, 2016) —Trimont Real Estate Advisors, the premier provider of asset management, servicing, due diligence and customized advisory solutions to real estate clients around the world, today announced that Andy Kroll has joined the firm as its chief operating officer. Based in Trimont’s Atlanta office, Kroll will focus on strategy and planning, business development, operations, and project management.

 Kroll brings more than 20 years of experience in structured real estate, commercial real estate lending, asset management, operations and construction to his role at Trimont. Kroll joins Trimont following 17+ years with SunTrust Bank, where he served most recently as chief operating officer for the commercial real estate line of business with responsibility for strategy, planning, sales administration and team development. Kroll previously held senior leadership roles within SunTrust as head of asset management for corporate real estate, head of SunTrust’s commercial real estate REO team, and head of dispositions and underwriting for structured real estate transactions within the SunTrust Robinson Humphrey investment banking division. Prior to his tenure with SunTrust Kroll also worked in Wachovia Bank’s CMBS and REIT lending groups, and served as a project engineer for a large regional commercial developer, managing the development and construction of numerous large commercial real estate projects. 

 “We are thrilled to bring Andy’s wide ranging experience in commercial real estate and finance, coupled with his strong analytical skills, to Trimont during a time when we are sharpening our core competencies to provide customized advisory solutions to commercial real estate clients,” said Brian Ward, CEO. “Andy’s team-based approach and his broad industry knowledge will help us continue to bring value to our clients and further develop our corporate growth globally.”

 “I am looking forward to leveraging my background in commercial real estate in this dynamic role with Trimont,” said Kroll. “As Trimont accelerates its growth, I’m excited to play a role in enhancing its client-centered approach to operations management.”

 Kroll earned an MBA in finance, investments and real estate from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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About Trimont Real Estate Advisors

Trimont Real Estate Advisors (trimontrea.com) is a real estate financial services provider with over $110 billion of client assets under management, providing services to commercial lenders and investors since 1988. Trimont is the leading provider of asset management, servicing, due diligence and advisory solutions to commercial real estate clients around the world. The firm has approximately 230 employees among six offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, London and Amsterdam. From these offices, Trimont has managed approximately $225 billion of invested capital for clients on more than 17,500 assets with $500 billion of property value. Trimont has provided services to its clients in 61 countries. 

Trimont is a highly rated primary, special, and construction servicer, with particular expertise in repositioning and development deals. Trimont is rated by Standard & Poor's as a Commercial Mortgage Special Servicer (Strong) a Construction Loan Servicer (Strong), and Commercial Primary Servicer (Above Average). It is rated by Fitch as a Primary Servicer (CPS2+) and a Special Servicer (CSS2), and by Kroll Bond Ratings, Inc.