Mark pioneered the health and safety receivership remedy in California over the last 19 years and remains the most experienced health and safety receiver working in the state. He has been appointed as receiver by 118 different judges (state and federal) to rehabilitate 205 properties in 32 counties and 97 different cities. Mark has mentored or trained most of the other health and safety receivers operating in California. Mark 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).
Mark 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 10 years has funded over $34 million in health and safety receivership financings.
Andrew 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 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.
Sheila earned her Juris Doctorate at Loyola Law School, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She is an alumna of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent, where she was an integral part of the team that exonerated three clients who had been wrongfully imprisoned for over 20 years. She has a strong background in Property Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence, and is looking forward to exercising those skills as a member of CRG.
Counsel – Southern California Division
Tom works out of our southern office in San Diego, and manages receiverships throughout Southern California. Prior to working at California Receivership Group, he oversaw the contract department for a technology company in the hospitality/service industry, and worked on a successful Congressional campaign in San Diego.
Tom is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Elizabeth 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 has over a 13 year background in the real estate industry with experience in land banking, asset management and land development. Marcy manages the receivership budgets, funding matters, property closings, escrow and title matters, 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).
Associate Director, Operations and Human Resources
Erica 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.
Lisa has over 10 years of bookkeeping experience in the medical and legal fields. She helps our controller with each receivership’s finances through daily account activities including, updating financial information and assisting with accounts payable. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA.
Associate Director – Northern Division
Pierce 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.
Operations and Risk Analyst, Case Manager
Eddie manages operations and construction for active receivership properties, assists in processing real estate and funding transactions, and assesses incoming potential receiverships for feasibility. He also serves as an up-and-coming “point person,” directing a number of cases in conjunction with the senior legal staff. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Political Science, 2014) and an MBA Candidate at the Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration.
Christmas supervises all legal administrative duties, and is responsible for setting filing timelines, drafting and filing pleadings, scheduling hearings, and communicating with courts. Christmas is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Law, 2015).
Paralegal and Website Operations
Leah assists with legal administrative duties, directs the maintenance of CRG’s website, executes marketing strategies, and maintains the integrity of CRG’s online database. Leah completed her undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Sussex in Brighton, England (Joint B.A. Political Science and American Studies, 2014).
Erick 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.
Christina works within the operations department assisting in all aspects of the receivership process from start to finish. She plays a role even before appointment by researching the viability of potential receivership properties. In the case of active properties, Christina manages the flow of information between a growing number of contractors and the CRG team, coordinates and compiles updates for City review, and takes on a variety of ever-changing operations tasks necessary to move each property to completion. Christina is a cum laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University (B.A. Political Science, 2017).
Ashley graduated with a degree in Political Science and Health and Human Sciences from Loyola Marymount University.
Trevor helps to oversee all legal administrative duties and court communications. He is also responsible for drafting and filing pleadings, scheduling hearings, and setting filing timelines. Trevor received a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Margie 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 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.
Director of Security
California Receivership Group
Our Director of Security has 22 years of professional experience in law enforcement and holds a BS Degree from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management.
Assistant Director – K9 Operations
Callie is responsible for CRG Canine Therapy. Callie completed her training at Westside Obedience Club and in addition to her work at CRG, plans to volunteer with Pet Partners, the largest and most prestigious non profit organization for therapy dogs. Callie plans to volunteer at hospitals and schools throughout southern California, bringing her smile and love everywhere she goes.