Real estate appraiser with 30 yrs exp in Los Angles, California. Mary Cummins

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Wikipedia – Mary Cummins Real Estate Appraiser Wildlife Rehabilitator in Los Angeles, California

Mary Cummins
Mary Cummins.jpg
Born December 17, 1965 (age 48)
Long BeachCalifornia
Residence Los AngelesCA
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Mexican American
Alma mater Beverly Hills High School
University of Southern California
Occupation Real Estate BrokerAppraiser,Expert
Religion Catholic
Website
Official Website Mary Cummins
Official Website Animal Advocates

Mary K Cummins (born December 17, 1965) is a real estate appraiserfreedom of speech advocate, wildlife rehabilitator and animal rights activist in Los AngelesCalifornia.

 

 

Early Life and Education[edit]

Cummins was born in Long BeachCalifornia[1]. The family soon after moved to Beverly Hills, California. She was raised mainly by her Mexican grandmother Mary R. Cummins also known as Maria Rivera. She has an older sister who is an actress named Juliette Cummins who is most well known for acting in horror movies.

She attended Beverly Hills Catholic School now called Good Shepherd Catholic School in Beverly Hills. She then attended El Rodeopublic school in Beverly Hills then Beverly Hills High School. She later attended the University of Southern California on scholarship as a biology/psychology major. She was on the Dean’s list in high school and college. Cummins also volunteered with her church, school, local hospital, YMCA, projects for the elderly and disabled.

Growing up she was on the Beverly Hills Y.M.C.A. swim team with swimmer Dara Torres, Culver City Roadrunners Swim Team with swimmer Tiffany CohenBeverly Hills High School swim and water polo teams and University of Southern California swim team. She was a top ten AAU swimmer in the United States[2] and completed the first precursor to the modern day triathlon[3]. Cummins worked out with the Soviet Union swim coach Boris Zenov and Gold and Silver Olympic medalists Marina Yarchenia, Marina Koshevaya at theUCLA pool in 1976 as featured in the LA Times[4].

Real Estate[edit]

Cummins received her California real estate sales license in 1984. She became a full broker in 1986. She received her California real estate appraiser license in 1994 when they were first mandatory. Cummins has been a real estate expert in both civil and criminal trial cases in California. She was one of the appraisers of the Ambassador Hotel in theeminent domain case in the 1990’s. She’s also done appraisals for eminent domain cases for the Los Angeles Metro and pro bono work for local non-profits. Besides teaching real estate appraisal theory classes she’s also written many articles on all aspects of real estate appraisal and sales. To date she has done over 20,000 real estate appraisals for AMC’s, brokers, lawyers, accountants, government agencies and private individuals. She has worked for Merrill Lynch, Westside Properties, the Apartment Owners Association (AOA) and Forensis Group.

Freedom of Speech[edit]

Cummins is an advocate on freedom of speech issues. In the past 20 years she has written reports on securities fraud and animal cruelty cases. Cummins has also submitted letters to the SEC on proposed regulation.[5]In two of these cases she was sued for defamation in retaliation for posting her reports on the Internet and filing complaints with theSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC)and authorities.

“Fredric Rittereiser, Ashton Technology vs Mary Cummins”, 2000. In this case the CEO of Ashton Technology Fredric Rittereiser and the company sued Cummins for defamation and tortious interference. Cummins represented herself pro se and won this case in November 2001[6].

“Kathy Knight-McConnell vs Mary Cummins”, July 2003[7][8]. In this case company paid stock promoter Kathy Knight-McConnell sued Cummins for defamation, trademark infringement and securities claims. Cummins represented herself pro se and won in 2004. This case set case law precedence as this was the beginning of Internet law.

Animal Activism[edit]

Cummins has always been a strong proponent for animal rights. She has rescued animals since she was a small child rescuing a fawn, bunny and squirrels at the age of six. Cummins started her own non-profit Animal Advocates in 2002. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and the USDA to rescue and rehabilitate wildlifeincluding coyotesbobcatsfoxesraccoonsskunksopossumssquirrels, all the way down to bats. Mary Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. Mary Cummins is also a Wildlife Control Operator. Mary Cummins has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. Cummins is also on the Humane Society of the United States‘ animal rescue team. Cummins helped with a cock fighting raid in California in 2010. Cummins also assisted in a hoarder intervention in Lucerne Valley which was featured on Animal Planets show “Confessions, Animal Hoarding” in 2012. Cummins has also been a legal wildlife expert for PETA.

Cummins also lobbies and speaks out for animal rights. She worked with other animal rights groups to help pass the West Hollywood fur ban. She also worked with Dr. Jennifer Conrad of the Paw Project to help ban the declawing of domestic cats, large cats and wild animals. In 2004 she was able to change the wildlife policy for the City of Los Angeles[9]. She also made an amendment to zoning in Los Angeles County to allow wildlife rehabilitation. She’s also lobbied for many new bills such as SB 1229. Cummins went through the Rio Hondo Police Academy and the Humane Academy to become a Humane Officer. Cummins also worked for American Humane and Dr. Gary Michelson’s Found Animals Foundation. She was also outspoken about the tainted and rancid puppy and kitten formulas made by Petag.

Personal Life[edit]

Cummins currently lives in Los AngelesCalifornia which is also home to her wildlife sanctuary and wildlife rehabilitation facility. Her hobbies are motorcyclingscuba divinghiking,cooking and reading. She is a “green” Vegan doing what she can to help the environment, people and animals.

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • Certificate of appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for many years of service in 2003
  • Certificate of appreciation from EARS for assisting with wildlife in the California fires 2003
  • Certificate of appreciation from the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services 2009
  • Named top non-profit in Los Angeles by Great NonProfits 2013[10]
  • Los Angeles Business Journal NonProfit & Corporate Citizenship Award 2013[11]
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Women Making a Difference 2014[12]
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Latino Business Award 2014[13]

Articles, Manuals written by Mary Cummins[edit]

  • 2003 Cat Fancy Magazine, “Mama Mia.”
  • 2004 “Rehabilitation of tree squirrels” manual[14]
  • 2004 “Rehabilitation of ground squirrels” manual[15]
  • 2004 “Rehabilitation of skunks” manual[16]
  • 2004 “Treatment of Malocclusion in Squirrels,” Co-author Dr. Bill Ridgeway[17]
  • 2005 IWRC, “Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation,” “Raising baby tree squirrels from weaning to release”

Media[edit]

Animals

  • 2003 Animal Planet “Beverly Hills Vet, Squirrel Rehabilitation”[18]
  • 2003 California Department of Fish & Wildlife “Scrawl of the Wild”
  • 2003 LA Times “Rodent poisoning project angers animal activists”[19]
  • 2004 Cable television show “Wildlife Rescue,” six episodes, Doggy TV
  • 2004 Gardena Valley News “Helping furry friends survive the urban jungle”[20]
  • 2004 KROQ radio interview with Scott Mason
  • 2005 Discovery Channel “The Undetectables, Squirrel Care”[21]
  • 2005 LA Weekly “A Billionaire’s Bark”[22]
  • 2005 KROQ radio interview with Scott Mason
  • 2005 Thousand Oaks Acorn “Public outcry over slain tiger loud but not universal”[23]
  • 2005 LA Times “Urban remedies: Dealing with new arrivals”[24]
  • 2005 LA City Beat “Welcome to the jungle”
  • 2006 Daily News “Stuckey stays on as $50,000 City consultant”[25]
  • 2006 Book “Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide”[26]
  • 2006 Daily News “County relaxes restrictions on llamas, animal rehab”[27]
  • 2006 Daily News “Council hears Stuckey critics”[28]
  • 2006 LA Times “Fired City Official’s appeal in limbo”[29]
  • 2007 LA Times “A Warm Welcome for [30]
  • 2007 LA Times “Opossums: your garden’s evening clean-up crew”[31]
  • 2009 LA Times “Your morning adorable, baby skunks and the handstand dance”[32]
  • 2010 Documentary “Exit through the gift shop”[33]
  • 2010 Martha Stewart “A gopher named Charlie”
  • 2010 Martha Stewart “A second chance for Charlie”
  • 2010 LA Times “Your morning adorable: rescued rabbit enjoys a meal”[34]
  • 2010 LA Times “Your morning adorable: rub a dub dub, raccoons in a tub”[35]
  • 2010 CuteOverLoad.com “This just in: bun noms daisy”[36]
  • 2011 Ventura County Star “City says bats remain at Moorpark home”[37]
  • 2011 CBS Los Angeles “Moorpark Says Homeowners Not Doing Enough To Fight Bats”[38]
  • 2011 NBC “WeHo one step closer to fur ban”[39]
  • 2011 CuteOverload.com “Possum Poll Sum [40]
  • 2012 CuteOverload.com “Morning after at Delta Tau Chi” [41]
  • 2012 Santa Monica Patch “Wild Animal in Town? Call on Us, Vet Says”
  • 2012 Santa Monica Daily Press “Groups want policy change after mountain lion death”[42]
  • 2012 ABC “IDA Rally held in Santa Monica in protest of fatal shooting of mountain lion”
  • 2012 NBC “Animal-Rights Group Protests Santa Monica Mountain Lion Shooting”[43]
  • 2012 LA Weekly “Sergio Alvarez, Malibu Bum, Allegedly Strangled Pelican to Death Because ‘He Was Hungry'”[44]
  • 2012 CuteOverload.com “Bunday Disapproval” [45]
  • 2013 CuteOverload.com “24 Hours O’ Cute: Hoppy Easter” [46]
  • 2013 CuteOverload.com “For your eyes only” [47]
  • 2013 CuteOverload.com “Wanna trade places with Mary? Sure you would!” [48]
  • 2014 Martha Stewart “Freeing an Animal from a Glue Trap”[49]

Real Estate

  • 1985 LA Times “People in Westside Real Estate” Cummins joins Merrill Lynch[50]
  • 1990 LA Times “People in Westside Real Estate” Cummins joins Westside Properties[51]
  • 2002 LA Times “Suggestions for the bidder whose offers are rejected”[52]
  • 2007 LA Times “Historical homes, not for everyone”[53]
  • 2009 LA Weekly “Jimmy Nasralla finds a lawyer”[54]
  • 2009 LA Weekly “Is LA City Attorney Trutanich screwing over the little guy?”[55]
  • 2009 LA Weekly “Jimmy on the edge of town”[56]

Other

  • 1976 LA Times “IN TRAINING – Mary Cummins, 10, left, runs along beach in Santa Monica training for annual Swim-Run-Swim at Pacific Beach in San Diego”
  • 1999 Lenny Kravitz music video “American Woman”[57]
  • 1999 LA Times “Easyriders Seeks Direction as the Road Gets Rough”[58]
  • 2009 Ventura County Star “LA agrees to settle worker sexual harassment claim”[59]
  • 2009 Los Angeles Daily News “130,000 to settle sexual harassment suit against outgoing animal services director”[60]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ Los Angeles Business Journal Latino Business Awards Mary Cummins of Cummins Real Estate Services
  2. Jump up^ Swimming World Magazine 1978 Junior Olympic top ten national winners
  3. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – 1976 “IN TRAINING – Mary Cummins, 10, left, runs along beach in Santa Monica training for annual Swim-Run-Swim at Pacific Beach in San Diego
  4. Jump up^ 1976 “Expert advice – Mary Cummins, center, 11 year old breast stroke specialist at the Culver City swim team, gets some helpful hits from Olympic Gold Medalist Marina Koshevaya, left, and Mariana Yarchenia, silver medalist and the Soviet coach Boris Zenov.”
  5. Jump up^ SEC proposed rule S 72303 – 2003 – Comment letter by Mary Cummins
  6. Jump up^ John Does Anonymous Foundation – 2004 – Philadelphia Judge throws out Ashton suit
  7. Jump up^ Digital Media Law – Knight McConnell vs Mary Cummins
  8. Jump up^ Lawsuit docket: Knight-McConnell vs Mary Cummins
  9. Jump up^ LA City approves new wildlife policy
  10. Jump up^ 2012 Top NonProfit in Los Angeles, California
  11. Jump up^ Los Angeles Business Journal NonProfit & Corporate Citizenship 2013 Award Winners
  12. Jump up^ Los Angeles Business Journal Women Making a Difference 2014 Award Winners
  13. Jump up^ Los Angeles Business Journal Latino Business Award Winners
  14. Jump up^ Rehabilitation of tree squirrels
  15. Jump up^ Rehabilitation of ground squirrels
  16. Jump up^ Rehabilitation of skunks
  17. Jump up^ Treatment of Malocclusion in Squirrels, Co-author Dr Bill Ridgeway
  18. Jump up^ Animal Planet – Beverly Hills Vet – Squirrel Rehabilitation
  19. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Rodent poisoning project angers animal activists
  20. Jump up^ Gardena Valley News – Helping furry friends survive the urban jungle
  21. Jump up^ IMDb – The Undetectables, Saving Dad
  22. Jump up^ LA Weekly – A Billionaire’s Bark
  23. Jump up^ Thousand Oaks Acorn – Public outcry over slain tiger loud but not universal
  24. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Dealing with new arrivals
  25. Jump up^ Los Angeles Daily News, Stuckey stays on as $50,000 City consultant
  26. Jump up^ Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide
  27. Jump up^ Los Angeles Daily News, County relaxes restrictions on llamas, animal rehab
  28. Jump up^ Los Angeles Daily News – Council hears Stuckey critics
  29. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Fired City Official’s appeal in limbo
  30. Jump up^ A Warm Welcome for Sweltering Residents Greets DWP Crews
  31. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Opossums, you garden’s evening clean-up crew
  32. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Your morning adorable, baby skunks and the handstand dance
  33. Jump up^ Documentary: Exit through the gift shop – Banksy
  34. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Your morning adorable: rescued rabbit enjoys a meal
  35. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Your morning adorable: rub a dub dub, raccoons in a tub
  36. Jump up^ CuteOverload “This just in: bun noms daisy”
  37. Jump up^ Ventura County Star – City says bats remain at Moorpark home
  38. Jump up^ CBS Los Angeles – Moorpark says homeowners not doing enought to fight bats
  39. Jump up^ NBC Los Angeles – WeHo one step closer to fur ban
  40. Jump up^ CuteOverload “Possum Poll Sum
  41. Jump up^ CuteOverload “Morning after at Delta Tau Chi”
  42. Jump up^ Santa Monica Daily Press – Groups want policy change after mountain lion death
  43. Jump up^ NBC Los Angeles – Animal-Rights Group Protests Santa Monica Mountain Lion Shooting
  44. Jump up^ LA Weekly – Sergio Alvarez, Malibu Bum, Allegedly Strangled Pelican to Death Because ‘He Was Hungry’
  45. Jump up^ CuteOverload “Bunday Disapproval”
  46. Jump up^ CuteOverload “24 Hours O’ Cute: Hoppy Easter”
  47. Jump up^ CuteOverload “For your eyes only”
  48. Jump up^ CuteOverload Wanna trade places with Mary? SURE you would! ‘Cause if you did, YOU’D BE BRUSHING BEBEH TREE BATS!!! GAAAAAAA!!!
  49. Jump up^ Martha Stewart – Freeing an Animal from a Glue Trap
  50. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – People in Real Estate – Cummins Joins Merrill Lynch
  51. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – People in Real Estate – Cummins joins Westside Properties
  52. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Suggestions for the bidder whose offers are rejected
  53. Jump up^ Los Angeles Times – Historical homes, not for everyone
  54. Jump up^ LA Weekly – Jimmy Nasralla finds a lawyer
  55. Jump up^ LA Weekly – Is LA City Attorney Screwing Over the Little Guy?
  56. Jump up^ LA Weekly – Jimmy on the edge of town
  57. Jump up^ Lenny Kravitz music video “American Woman” Mary Cummins motorcycle stunts
  58. Jump up^ Easyriders Seeks Direction as the Road Gets Rough
  59. Jump up^ Ventura County Star – LA agrees to settle worker sexual harassment claim
  60. Jump up^ $130,000 to settle sexual harassment claim

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Mary Cummins receives award from City and Mayor of Beverly Hills. Real estate appraiser, Animal Advocates

Mary Cummins of Cummins Real Estate Appraisals receives an award from the City of Beverly Hills, California. Mary Cummins received this award May 28, 1981 at the Eighth Annual Recognition Breakfast for Youth in the Community Service. The award is from Donna Ellman-Garber then Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills and Charles Bolla the President of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association. I did so much volunteer and other work in high school that I don’t remember which program this was from.

Mary Cummins, award, Beverly Hills Mayor, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins real estate appraiser Los Angeles, California. Las Damas, Beverly Hilton, Animal Advocates

My biological mother at age 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Spanish heritage ball. She’s wearing a mantilla over a peineta with traditional decorative Spanish hand fan. The mantilla is made of lace. The peineta is made of tortoiseshell. This is mainly worn for religious practice of Roman Catholics. This is from the newspaper, October 12, 1961.

Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser, Los Angeles, California, Beverly Hills
Mary Cummins, Maria Rivera Baz, Los Angeles, California, real estate appraiser

“A PERFECT size 10, J***** Cummins Makes Bow to Society at Deb Ball. J***** Cummins was one of 26 debutantes who made their bow to society Friday night at the 20th anniversary Las Damas Debutante Ball in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. She is the daughter of the late Mr. Robert Clay Cummins and of Mrs. Cummins the former Mary Rivera Baz, whose family for generations has been important in the political and professional history of Mexico. Miss Cummins was presented by Dr. Adrian Hartog, consul general of The Netherlands; her escort was James Douglas Bennett. An honor student al USC, she is majoring in foreign service diplomacy, specializing in Brazil and Mexico. She is secretary of the senior class which numbers 5,300 students. To highlight the international aspect of the ball, two other members of the Los Angeles Consular Corps participated. Wadih Dib, consul of Lebanon, presented his daughter Gloria. Proceeds from the ball help maintain the Divine Providence Nursery, supervised by Sisters of Company Mary.”

I don’t think everything written in the above article was true. She did go to USC and majored in international studies. She’s not listed as secretary in her yearbook. She’s listed only as a student with no other interests, no photos.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins, Hollywood Park, Willy Shoemaker, makinanhonestbuck winner, horse racing

Many years ago I went to the track on Friday and Saturday nights. We’d all sit at RD Hubbard the owner’s table. I never gambled. I later realized that horse racing is actually cruel. I no longer go.

RD Hubbard, Mary Cummins, Willy Shoemaker, Makinanhonestbuck,  Hollywood Park

This is “The Mr. Prime Minister, $55,000 added purse. Horse is “Makinganhonestbuck” Breeder Joanne H Nor fromKentucky. Owned by Eclipse Stable and Papiano, Trained by William “Willy” Shoemaker, 5 1/2 furlons on turk in 1;05.2 Royalty 3rd, December 16, 1994.

I actually remember this time at the track. My birthday is December 17. After the race we went to the sport bar next door which had horse betting from around the world. You could bet on any race in any country from here. When it was midnight RD said “Happy Birthday, Mary!” Then he gave me a winning ticket on a horse race in Japan I think. I said “thanks!” without looking at it. The ticket was worth $1,400!

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Mary Cummins 2007 Acura LA Bike Tour, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Mary Cummins was at the 2007 Acura LA Bike Tour. Event was endorsed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Kondo of American Honda and William Burke President of the Los Angeles Marathon.

Mary Cummins, 2007 Acura LA Bike Tour, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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Fleur de Lys 350 N Carolwood, Los Angeles, CA 90077 sells for $102,000,000. Mary Cummins, real estate appraiser Los Angeles

Fleur de Lys at 350 N Carolwood, Los Angeles, CA 90077 just sold for all cash for $102,000,000. This home is 1/4 mile from my house but couldn’t be more different. Here are some photos from the 2007, 2011 and 2014 listings. Obviously buyers needed to pre-qualify just to look at the home.

The 50,000 sf home was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein who built it in 2002 with her then husband, Metro Networks founder David Saperstein. They divorced three years after work was finished, and she first listed property in 2007 just as the Great Recession took hold. It was relisted, expired then relisted just now and sold in four days. The market has changed dramatically.

12 bedrooms, 15 baths on rare flat 4.6 acres in prime Platinum Triangle. The Platinum Triangle consists of very large, luxury homes on large lots above Sunset in Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills. This area has the most expensive homes in the area for this reason. They are much more expensive than Beverly Hills. It’s listed as Beverly Crest but it’s too low on the hill to actually be Beverly Crest. Beverly Crest was the name of a development on Mulholland near Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills 90210 post office. As a real estate appraiser, broker for over 30 years there are many little niche areas in this area because of the topography, view, lot size and zoning.

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Below is the only photo shown on the MLS. You need to prequalify to see the other photos. I have posted them here. The sale included furniture.
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

Below is the summary of the MLS listing as a jpg.

Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles,  California, 350 N Carolwood, 90077, $102,000,000
Mary Cummins, Real Estate Appraiser, Los Angeles, California, 350 N Carolwood, Fleur de Lys, $102,000,000

“Fleur de Lys on L.A.’s Westside has changed hands for $102 million, making it the highest-priced home sale ever recorded in L.A. County. Three billionaires engaged in a bidding war for the nearly five-acre trophy estate, the winner closing in 10 days in an all-cash deal that included antique furnishings.

The 50,000-square-foot residence was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein, who had the mansion custom built in 2002 with her then husband, Metro Networks founder David Saperstein. They divorced three years after work was finished, and she first listed property in 2007 just as the Great Recession was taking hold.

The buyer of Fleur de Lys was initially identified as a French billionaire, but a copy of the grant deed obtained by The Times shows the taxes will be mailed to Milken Institute in Santa Monica. The nonpartisan think tank is chaired by businessman, philanthropist and onetime “junk bond king” Michael Milken.

The taxes go to the law firm of Maron & Sandler also located at the Milken Institute. Richard Sandler has represented Milken in the past. A representative for Milken denied that Milken or the Milken Institute purchased the property, which was taken in the name of a limited liability company.

The sale does not top the U.S. record set last year when a mansion on nine acres in the Northern California community of Woodside went for $117.5 million. That deal’s buyer and seller were business partners and may have included other considerations.

The transaction does beats the long-held local record established in 2000 when Dole Food Co. billionaire David Murdock sold a Bel-Air property to financial executive Gary Winnick in a $94-million deal that involved a parcel of land in trade.

This affluent Westside stretch of Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Beverly Hills known as the Platinum Triangle for its wealth and top-dollar estate properties was ripe for a home sale of such magnitude.
The ranks of the ultra-wealthy continue to grow, and L.A. prices seems like bargains compared with other major cities — particularly to foreign buyers, real estate experts say. And there are only so many mega-estates to choose from.

“This is a very thin market, in a similar vein to an art market,” said economist Gary Painter, director of research for USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. “There’s only one of that type.”

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, who represented Saperstein in the sale, echoed that sentiment. “This is one of the greatest estates in Los Angeles, if not the country.”

Completed in 2002, the compound stretching between Carolwood and Angelo drives was years in the making. Purchases of the adjacent parcels that make up the estate took five years and an additional six years were spent in various stages of construction, from groundbreaking to fruition.

Wrought-iron gates open to a 600-foot-long tree-lined driveway that leads to a cobblestone courtyard in front of the house. Just inside the front door is a marbled-floored two-story entry hall topped by a gold-leaf paneled ceiling. A pair of staircases lead upstairs, and a doorway flanked by columns looks out to the back yard and gardens.

Inspired by Vaux-le-Vicomte, a palace outside Paris, the mansion has also been likened to miniature Versailles surrounded by formal gardens, mature trees and a soccer-field size expanse of lawn. The 4.6 acres of grounds include two motor courts, a swimming pool and spa complex and a tennis court.
Imported limestone blocks enclose a massive steel frame, set on rollers in the foundation, to safeguard the structure in an earthquake. Interior spaces include a ballroom for parties of 500, a two-story wood paneled library, a movie theater, a music room, a dozen bedrooms and 15 bathrooms.

Services spaces include a commercial kitchen, a room for the cutlery and dishes, a butler’s pantry, a staff dining room, staff offices and a security center.

The 3,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room is larger than most American houses, as is the manager’s house.

Those who have never stepped foot in the palatial estate may have had an unknowing glimpse on television or at the movies. Parts of it were used for the ABC drama “Big Shots” (2007-08), Audi commercials during the 2008 Super Bowl, and the 2011 film “The Green Hornet.”

Others were able to purchase a piece of the estate two years ago when Sotheby’s auctioned some of Saperstein’s antique furniture. The more than $8 million in sales was topped by a 21-light German chandelier from the 1700s that brought about $602,500.

Although the neighborhood containing Fleur de Lys is generally accepted as Holmby Hills, the L.A. Times Mapping Database considers it to be Beverly Crest.

Fred Bernstein of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer, who beat out billionaires from England and China.”

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-fleur-de-lys-20140331,0,7233094.story#ixzz2xkb95Ben

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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