Larissa Gotguelf is an accomplished real estate and restructuring consulting professional with more than twenty years of experience in commercial real estate, restructuring, interim management, business strategy and operations and litigation consulting.
Ms. Gotguelf has provided transaction and financial advisory services in consulting, restructuring and litigation settings to real estate investors, developers, lenders, loan servicers, corporate real estate users, CMBS investors and receivers and trustees. She also has extensive experience in interim management, real estate leasing and negotiations, acquisition and disposition, site selection, corporate finance and business strategy and portfolio analysis.
Ms. Gotguelf has advised clients in matters involving different property types, including retail, hotel and leisure, land, office, multifamily, healthcare, senior housing and fractional ownership. These assignments have involved financial modeling, market research, debt restructuring, damages analysis, valuation, claims analysis, disposition strategy and liquidation, CMBS transaction and underwriting review and due diligence. In addition to real estate, Ms. Gotguelf has worked with organizations in investment management, healthcare, financial services and education.
Ms. Gotguelf's clients have included such organizations as Aequitas Receivership, Midland Loan Services, Loma Linda University Medical Center, LNR, ORIX, Bank of America, JPMorganChase, Ambac, Residential Capital, Diablo Grande, and Beazer. She has worked with many leading law firms including Milbank; Jones Day; Morrison & Foerster; Troutman Pepper; Latham & Watkins; Arnold & Porter; Sheppard Mullin; O'Melveny & Myers; and Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, among others.
Ms. Gotguelf has been invited to speak on restructuring and real estate industry topics by the Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and several other professional associations and firms. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, She was a senior consultant in the Strategy and Operations practice of Deloitte Consulting. Prior to that, she served as a real estate advisor and a vice president of The Western Group.
- In recent years, Ms. Gotguelf has been working for the receiver appointed by the federal court for Aequitas Capital, a failed investment management firm that had operated a Ponzi scheme. Ms. Gotguelf has played a critical role in the operations of the estate comprised of over 48 entities, monetization of the assets, settlement of legal actions brought against Aequitas entities by CFPB and 14 state attorneys general and has spearheaded the claims and distribution plan design and implementation processes.
- Ms. Gotguelf advised special servicer in connection with the restructuring of a portfolio involving five iconic resorts and the associated $1B CMBS loan that was repaid in full.
- Ms. Gotguelf has served as a financial advisor to the debtor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Diablo Grande, a former owner/developer of a 29,000-acre master-planned residential and golf community in Modesto County, California.
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
CRE Finance Council (CREFC)
Diploma in Construction Engineering, Moscow State Civil Engineering University
M.B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
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Los Angeles, CA 90071
Restructuring / Turnaround Services
Strategic Planning and Implementation