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What You Don't Know About Judy Hoffman & Laura Khouri


Judy Hoffman


Background: Now a full-service firm, San Diego-based Trigild was founded in 1976 as a hotel management company. Hoffman became marketing coordinator for the firm in 1984, and now oversees 750 employees and 10 regional offices in the US.

Picture taken: With my one-month-old grandson Casey.

Projects Trigild is known for: Coldwater retail portfolio, Bethany multifamily portfolio, Atrium at Empire Lakes, Playa Vista.

Favorite song: Depends on the day, but to pay homage to my school teacher parents, grandmothers, niece, nephew, and aunt, I got a kick out of Weird Al Yankovic's “Word Crimes.”

Music group: Vampire Weekend

Favorite vacation: Family vacations to Europe; bare-boating (sans sailing crew) in the BVIs; trips with husband to Italy, Hungary, Sweden; girlfriend trip to Paris; and whatever vacation trip I am on at the time.

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice. What can I say, I am a female!

Startling fact: Placed seventh in the US Nationals for synchronized swimming and was a Santa's elf over Christmas holidays at a regional mall. During college, did Semester at Sea, where I traveled to the Far East and Africa and met my husband-to-be, Bill Hoffman. Married him after a whirlwind on-board romance and have been married for over 40 years.


Laura Khouri
Western National Property Management


Background: Native Californian Laura has worked at Western National Property Management for almost 30 years, starting in 1985 as a “Gal Friday.” Before becoming prez in March 2010, Laura created the risk management department and founded the ancillary income company, MAG, and served as its first president. She also previously held positions as SVP, VP of human resources, and VP of operations.

Picture taken: Arriving at an outdoor theater at Knott’s Berry Farm minutes before the company's annual Western National Property Management Kickoff.

Recent projects: The company was recently appointed to manage the lease up of the Hutton Cos’ La Verne Village Luxury Apartment Homes & Shops.

Favorite song: Right now? Disclosure’s "Latch" featuring Sam Smith.

Music group: Toss-up between John Legend and Fleetwood Mac.

Favorite vacation: Sitting on a chartered boat off the coast of Amalfi.

Favorite book: Hmmm. Hard one. Avid reader. I’d have to say Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.

Favorite food: Seafood.

Startling fact: Nationally ranked solo baton twirling champion in high school.