Organizers are expecting more than 500 industry leaders from around the nation to attend the 12th annual commercial property lender conference presented by San Diego-based Trigild.

Robert Guest, business editor for The Economist, and Chandan Economics President and Chief Economist Sam Chandan are among those scheduled to address the gathering, taking place Oct. 17-19 at the downtown Omni San Diego Hotel.

The annual conference is geared to lenders, special servicers, legal counsel and loan buyers, according to a Trigild statement. Trigild Chief Operating Officer Judy Hoffman, who founded the conference, said the gathering brings together industry specialists to discuss the state of the economy and strategies for maximizing loan recovery related to distressed properties.