Brian L. Trotier

2645 Financial Court, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92117

E-Mail- briant@frea.com

Brian L. Trotier, J.D., currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for FREA, an association offering risk management services to appraisers, inspectors and other real estate professionals. Brian also leads NDC, a data collective providing public records data to appraisers and other involved in real estate transactions, and ALIA, an insurance brokerage dedicated to serving real estate professionals. Both divisions are in the midst of major changes in the way they operate and the markets they serve.

Prior to his work with FREA, NDC and ALIA, Brian served as Acting President/CEO at Southeastern Economic Development Corporation, a component unit of the Redevelopment Agency for the City of San Diego. Brian managed the turnaround efforts at SEDC, following a major failure in leadership.

Professional Experience

FOUNDATION OF REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES (FREA)/NATIONAL DATA COLLECTIVE (NDC),San Diego CA

Executive Vice President and COO of two related companies serving professionals involved in transactional real estate. FREA offers risk management services to appraisers and home inspectors and NDC provides public records data access to appraisers. Initially engaged as consultant to help with turnaround after failure of prior management.

THE TERRASYS GROUP, Coronado CA (still owned)

Founder and CEO of a management and business consulting firm offering creative solutions to multiple issues facing management in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. Clients include both public and private companies with revenues ranging from $1 million to nearly $1 billion.

SOUTHEASTERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, San Diego CA

Served as Acting President/CEO of component unit of San Diego’s redevelopment agency. Brought in during crisis involving management failure and stabilized operations and restored connections with local community as well as San Diego City Council.

KELLY CAPITAL, San Diego CA

Senior VP of Real Estate Group for family office operating as an investment banking firm. Also served as executive officer of certain subsidiary operating entities. Involved in originating, underwriting, pricing, and acquisition of existing assets and in underwriting, due diligence, and pricing of development and investment opportunities. Directed team of eight professionals and staff that handled portfolio of operating real estate with a market value in excess of $100 million and gross revenues in excess of $10 million. Direct report to company President.

JOHNSON CAPITAL, La Jolla CA

Director in San Diego office of Irvine based commercial mortgage banking firm that handled the institutional placement of debt and equity into large commercial real estate projects throughout the United States. Recruited by owner of firm to join San Diego office when I relocated from Ohio.

T & R PROPERTIES, Dublin OH

Hired by mortgage banking client as SVP of Operations and charged with reorganizing in house property management department that oversaw 4200 apartments located in six states. Also responsible for IT Department and interfaced with finance, construction, and compliance departments daily. Reported directly to Chairman/CEO.

COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE BANKER, Columbus OH

Responsible for the placement of both construction and permanent mortgage debt on institutional properties located throughout the Midwest. Represented both life companies and securitized lenders.

INVESTMENT BANKING, Columbus OH

Involved in corporate finance, venture capital, and structured finance for two different regional financial service firms and then started own firm which was eventually sold. Areas of expertise included financing of low income housing (LIHTC deals) and start-up capital for several retail ventures.

ATTORNEY

Active legal practice with small local firm specializing in franchise operations, corporate finance, debtor-creditor work, and business litigation.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate

University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati OH

AB in Administrative Science

Yale University, New Haven CT

OTHER

Adjunct Professor

MBA Program, University of San Diego, San Diego CA (2006-2011)
Legal Writing, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego CA (2004)

Non-Profits

Board Member/Officer, Kids Included Together (2004-2010)
Board Member/Officer, Culture Shock (active)
Board Member, San Diego Community Land Trust (active)
Board Member/Officer, Reach One Teach One (active)
Development Board Member, Family Health Centers of San Diego

Member

Gerson Lehrman Group
Lambda Alpha International – Real Estate Economics Society
Real Estate Council - Round Table Group
Yale Alumni Club of San Diego