Krista L. Freitag

Principal

Since co-founding E3 Advisors in 2011, Ms. Freitag and E3 have provided federal equity and state receivership, trustee, and advisory services for more than 150 projects located throughout the United States. Such projects range from international and domestic fraud cases representing more than $1 billion of alleged fraudulent activity to operating businesses to various real estate asset classes including retail, hospitality, multi-family, and single-family residential, assisted-living facilities, quick-service restaurants, industrial facilities, and raw land. Ms. Freitag has served as Receiver for retail assets alone exceeding $300 million of asset value. She has also served as Receiver or Monitor in various United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Federal Trade Commission cases throughout California and Idaho exceeding $700 million of fraudulent activity.

Prior to founding E3 Advisors, Ms. Freitag served as Managing Director and Consultant for Douglas Wilson Companies for nearly nine (9) years. Ms. Freitag provided project management, asset management, property management, accounting, forensic accounting, financial analysis, and homeowner’s association services for dozens of clients, real estate assets, and operating businesses throughout the United States. She provided project management services for receivership assets exceeding $400 million of asset value and managed the disposition of nearly $100 million worth of retail and operating business assets.

Before joining Douglas Wilson Companies, she worked as an Investment Manager for Brio Investment Group, where she managed and analyzed a multi-million dollar private investment portfolio, which primarily included multi-family, boutique hotel, and private equity assets. Before joining BRIO Investment Group, she worked for the REIT, Burnham Pacific Properties, where she prepared and coordinated the company’s SEC reporting, prepared and coordinated portfolio performance reports for management and outside investors, coordinated the quarterly and year-end audits, and monitored and analyzed all leasing activity for the 100 property/2,000 tenant portfolio (including CalPER’s managed portfolio).

Ms. Freitag holds a MS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from San Diego State University, a BS in Accounting from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Master Certificate in Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Ms. Freitag is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the California Receivers Forum. She was selected as a Receiver representative for the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) 2021 annual conference and the Federal Equity Receivership panel at the 2015 Loyola School of Law California Receiver’s Forum, served as a Session Producer and Moderator for the 2013 Loyola School of Law’s California Receiver’s Forum, and completed the 2009 Loyola School of Law’s California Receiver’s Forum Receivership Law and Practice training. She served on the Board of Directors for Burundi Friends International as well as for the San Diego-based Women’s Empowerment, Inc., a conduit for microcredit financing in impoverished countries, and was a San Diego County 2009 Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award honoree.