Mark Adams pioneered the health and safety receivership remedy in California over the last 13 years and remains the most experienced health and safety receiver working in the state. He has been appointed as receiver by 49 different judges (state and federal) to rehabilitate 111 properties in 11 counties and over 40 different cities. Mr. Adams has mentored or trained most of the other health and safety receivers operating in California. Mr. Adams is a sought after speaker at state and national housing conferences. He submitted an amicus curiae brief in the California Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in support of the health and safety receivership remedy, City of Santa Monica v. Gonzalez 43 Cal. 4th 905 (2008).
Adams is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University and of Georgetown University Law Center. He has worked in real estate finance most of his 35 year career- in the private sector (Callie Mae from 1983 to 1988 and Fannie Mae from 1992-1996) as well as the public sector (Governor’s Office of Planning and Research 1978-1982). He served on, and was a driving force behind, Mayor Riordan’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Slum Housing from 1998-2000. He pioneered the funding of super priority receivership certificates and over the last 5 years has funded over $8 million in health and safety receivership financings.
Andrew Fitzgerald Adams oversees California Receivership Group’s litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy court. He has briefed and argued matters before the 2nd and 4th Districts of the Court of Appeal, and has made appearances in more than 20 counties throughout the state of California. Over the past decade with CRG, he has developed substantial expertise in general litigation, bankruptcy and real estate finance law, and sat first chair on a civil trial involving tort claims. In addition to litigation, Andrew oversees approximately 5-10 active receiverships at a time.
Andrew is admitted to practice in California, Washington state, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Lyna Chon manages receiverships and assignments for CRG throughout Southern California. She has a wide range of experience in corporate finance, journalism, politics and non-profit organizations, and is a member of the California bar. She previously assisted in David Ryu’s successful and historic campaign for L.A. City Council, and before that ran a local newspaper. She received her JD from the UCLA School of Law, and her BA in Spanish and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Elizabeth Weinstein has over 15 years accounting and bookkeeping experience. She has worked with real estate law firms, realtors, contractors, property management companies and more than two dozen professional service businesses. Elizabeth joined the CRG team in 2005 and oversees the accounting and bookkeeping functions for all receivership cases as well as CRG’s day-to-day financial transactions.
Vice President of Operations
Marcy Wehde has over a 10 year background in the real estate industry with experience in land banking, asset management, land development, insurance and escrow & title matters. Marcy helps manage the company’s operations, documentation, and insurance. Prior to joining CRG, she served as Director of Operations for a private equity land fund that provided capital to the nation’s premier home builders for the acquisition and development of residential land. Marcy is a graduate of Pepperdine University (B.S. Accounting).
Assistant Director of Receivership Operations
Erica Connelly has worked in project planning, coordination, and management in a variety of fields, including publishing, internet technology, and agriculture. Erica assists CRG with financial and real estate documentation, project coordination, and as a liaison with contractors. Before joining CRG, Erica put her project planning skills to work with extensive travels through the western states and provinces of North America, seeing possible receivership properties from Arizona to the Yukon. She graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management.
Christmas Myers handles all court-related administrative duties, such as court filings and court correspondence. Christmas completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Law, 2015).
Leah Jaques assists with drafting legal documents, maintaining legal records and helps handle court filings and court correspondence. Leah completed her undergraduate education at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England (Joint B.A. Political Science and American Studies, 2014).
Eddie Gao helps manage day-to-day operations at receivership properties, assists in processing real estate and financial documents, and serves as CRG’s photographer-at-large. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Political Science, 2014).
Erick Traschikoff provides various kinds of administrative support to both office staff and company executives. Erick is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles (B.S. Business Administration, 2013) and is pursuing a J.D. degree at Southwestern Law School.
April Wilkie provides day-to-day support for the President as well as administrative & research assistance for the receiverships.
Margie Stewart has been a professional organizer and a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers for over 10 years. She specializes in pack-rat properties, working with hoarders and people with OCD and related psychological problems. At CRG, she is responsible for working with the clean-up crews and residents to ensure that the latters’ valuables are secured while the property undergoes the necessary cleaning.
Annette Kilguss-Crall has been working with the California Receivership Group since 2009, lending her expertise to over 20 projects. Though her primary focus lies in renovations, she has helped spearhead neighborhood revitalization via smaller health and safety projects. Annette is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Fine and Applied Art and the Massachusetts College of Art.
Associate Director – Northern Division
Pierce Harper works out of our northern office in Oakland. He is an experienced manager that has worked with numerous receivership projects in California and has been heavily involved in property management since 2012. Prior to this Pierce has extensive banking experience in commercial, residential and relationship management with Bank of America, Fleet Bank and Chase. He has a Master of Science from Troy State and loves to travel.