SITUATION The lender, a New York City based private equity fund, entered a motion to appoint a Receiver to preserve the asset value of a 22-story masonry 359-room hotel constructed in 1927 located in the…

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SITUATION A major special loan servicer, Midland Loan Services, entered the motion to appoint a Receiver to preserve the asset value of a Class B Office Building in suburban Milwaukee.  The borrower lacked the funds…

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SITUATION The City of Chicago entered a motion to appoint a Receiver to prepare a feasibility study of a 49-unit, high-rise residential condominium.  The HOA was under pressure by the City of Chicago Department of…

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SITUATION The Village of Matteson, IL entered the motion to appoint a Receiver to protect the public and preserve the value of the Lincoln Mall, a partially demolished regional mall in south suburban Chicago.  In…

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  • Army Corps of Engineers to turn McCormick Place into coronavirus hospital March 28, 2020
    Officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they plan to turn Chicago's McCormick Place into a 3,000-bed hospital to handle coronavirus cases. Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday that convention centers like McCormicK Place have all the built-in capabilities — […]
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Conduct local market overview Provide competitive property overview Review third-party reports Review and confirm existing zoning and entitlements Review and confirm existing incentives such as TIF, Historic Tax Credits, Enterprise Zone, New Market Tax Credit,…

Inspect Property Secure site and building access Reconnect utilities – electric, gas, phone Test and monitor mechanical systems Review and maintain existing property covenants if applicable Obtain casualty insurance Assemble property file Contact tenant(s) and…

Establish operating budget Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable Obtain third party reports including: title, legal, building condition, appraisal, market studies, etc. Maximize and maintain occupancy if applicable Appeal real estate tax assessment Supervise required…


John T. Suzuki

Mr. Suzuki is the President of Collateral Trustee, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience serving financial institutions, including banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, court appointed trustees and governmental agencies.

John T. Suzuki President - Collateral Trustee, Inc.
Amy Neill

Ms. Neill has over 15 years experience as an asset manager and financial analyst of real estate for private equity firms and community banks. Her area of focus included commercial and multifamily properties located in the greater Chicago Metro and Upper Midwest. Prior employers include Ravinia Capital Group, Comprehensive Management Services, Inc., Great Banc Trust Company and University Bank. Ms. Neill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. She is an active sailor and member of the Chicago Yacht Club and is a Board Member for Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing.

Amy Neill Asset Manager - Collateral Trustee Inc.