California Receivers Forum

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas Wilson Companies
1620 Fifth Avenue, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619-906-4312
Fax: 619-641-1150

Mr. Douglas Wilson brings nearly 35 years of experience in problem resolution, development, and real estate management to his Companies’ clients. During his career, he has overseen the development and management of over $15 billion in assets and has served as a Court-Appointed Fiduciary for over 1,200 State and Federal Court matters, across 35 states. Prior to founding Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC) in 1989, Mr. Wilson was the managing general partner of the company that developed Symphony Towers, a $160 million, 1.2 million square foot office and hotel complex; one of downtown San Diego’s largest mixed-use projects of its kind.

With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles/Orange County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington D.C., Mr. Wilson spearheads the largest business services entity of its kind – providing nationwide workout and problem resolution, development, entitlement and construction management services. As a court-appointed fiduciary or independent third party, DWC has provided solutions on behalf of financial institutions, state and federal courts, law firms, and business and property owners.

Whether appointed as special master, receiver, trustee, performing forensic accounting tasks, or in any other fiduciary capacity, DWC utilizes a team approach which draws on the experience of all our professionals. This strategy allows team members to move where their talents can best be used and gives DWC the flexibility it needs to adapt to new challenges while operating within the unique legal framework required as court-appointed fiduciary.

DWC provides the following problem resolution services:

  • Asset and property management
  •  Assignment for the benefit of creditors
  •  Bankruptcy examiner
  •  Bankruptcy trustee
  •  Business plan development & Implementation
  •  Chief restructuring officer
  •  Court-supervised asset sales
  •  Debt & equity restructuring
  •  Development and Construction services
  •  Due diligence
  •  Expert reports
  •  Expert witness
  •  Financial package & documentation
  •  Forensic accounting
  •  Fraud investigations
  •  Golf course/recreation management

  • Healthcare facility management
  • Hospitality and resort services
  • Liquidating agent/liquidating trustee
  • Litigation support
  • Mediation
  • Operating businesses/equity receiverships
  • Outside creditors committee advisor
  • Project cost analysis
  • Provisional director
  • Receiverships
  • SEC Ponzi schemes
  • Special master
  • Turnaround management/repositioning
  • US Attorney investigations
  • Workout strategies

Mr. Wilson’s professional organization memberships include the California Receivers Forum and the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum of which he served as president, the California Bankruptcy Forum (CBF), National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER), Urban Development/Mixed-Use Council (Blue Council) of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Lambda Alpha land economics society (LAI), and a policy advisory board member for the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) at USD.

Active in community and civic organizations, Mr. Wilson is a member of the Rotary Club of San Diego, co-chairman of the University Club Atop Symphony Towers, past vice chair of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and past member of the boards of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Museum of Photographic Arts and San Diego County Metropolitan YMCA.

Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver and has authored articles for general news and business publications. He is often a featured speaker at various business and civic meetings/seminars.

Mr. Wilson and his wife Kathleen, have three sons and reside in San Diego.