Atlanta, GA 10, November, 2022 – Trimont, a global leader in commercial real estate credit management, servicing, and investment advisory services, today announces the appointment of three new board members.
Trent Alston, Lynn Gilbert and Lisa Yahr have joined Trimont’s global board of directors, which now numbers six. With these additions, each of Trimont’s three key regions of operation: APAC, Americas and EMEA, have direct representation on the board as Trimont continues to experience rapid development as a leading global CRE loan servicing partner. The new leaders bring extensive experience in commercial real estate finance, structured credit and corporate governance to the organization.
“Our board carefully considered and selected these exceptionally talented individuals with strong local market experience to join the firm at a critical time of accelerated global integration for Trimont, and the ever increasing cross-border movement of funds,” said Jim Dunbar, Chairman of Trimont’s Board of Directors.
“We are delighted to welcome these highly respected and seasoned leaders to our board. Collectively they bring more than 75 years of experience to Trimont from around the world,” says Bill Sexton, Trimont’s Chief Executive Officer. “They each contribute important and unique perspectives to complement our board as we further develop our global businesses,” added Sexton.
Mr. Alston’s professional career spans more than 30 years in the real estate industry with expertise in construction, project management, development, corporate real estate, investment management and leading funds management businesses.
Based in Sydney, Australia, he presently serves as a non-executive director and advisor on several boards including Stone and Chalk, Landcom, and Abacus Property Group. He previously spent more than 13 years as the Head of Real Estate for Challenger. Prior roles include General Manager - Wholesale Funds for Colonial First State Global Asset Management and Senior Investment Manager at Lendlease.
Ms. Gilbert brings more than 30 years of banking and real estate experience to her board position, including leading commercial mortgage activity at Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley. Based in London, she also presently serves as a senior adviser at specialised real estate asset manager, QSix, and as a non-executive director and chair of the group investment committee at Hyde Housing.
Her previous roles include Head of Origination Activity for the Real Estate Finance Team at M&G and Co-Head of Real Estate Lending at Renshaw Bay.
Lisa F. Yahr
Based in the US, Ms. Yahr most recently served as managing director and senior credit product specialist at Angelo Gordon, a leading alternative asset manager, where she focused on structured credit and direct lending. During her almost ten years in this role, she also established and co-led the firm’s product and strategy group.
Previously she spent over a decade in institutional fixed income sales at Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers, and three years working for the television division of IMG selling sports programming in Latin America and the Caribbean.
These strategic additions to Trimont’s board, one from each of the three regions of operation, will further develop and coordinate the governance and reach of Trimont as it continues to expand its geographic footprint and deliver client service across the globe. Serving clients in more than 60 countries, the company continues to drive service quality and scalability through innovative technology, data, processes, and a specialized global workforce.
Trimont Real Estate Advisors (trimontrea.com) specializes in the asset management of complex performing and non-performing credit on behalf of commercial real estate lenders and investors around the world. Trimont also provides loan servicing, facility and security agency, cash management, fund and asset level accounting, underwriting, due diligence and leading technologies such as TriviewSM, that empower clients to better evaluate and manage risk and return.
Over its 30-year history Trimont has managed more than $645 Billion of debt and equity investments into commercial real estate, comprising more than 26,400 assets managed in 66 countries. Trimont is highly rated by Standard & Poor's, Fitch and Kroll and serves clients around the world from major offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, London, and Sydney.