Curriculum vitae Mary Cummins, Real Estate

Mary K. Cummins

645 W. 9th St. #110-140

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Curriculum Vitae


Cummins is a high energy, versatile, results-oriented professional having significant expertise in real estate sales, leasing, inspection, evaluation and expert witness testimony. In her 26 years in the business she’s appraised and sold over 10,000 residential, residential income, commercial, raw land, construction projects, industrial and mixed-use properties.

Cummins has worked for lawyers, expert witness companies, relocation companies, builders, credit unions, banks, mortgage brokers, factors, brokers, investment bankers and private individuals evaluating and selling property in all of California.


• Beverly Hills High School 1982 – Dean’s list, swim team, water polo

• University of Southern California 1984 – Dean’s list, swim team


• Real Estate Sales License 1985

• Real Estate Brokers License 1986

• Real Estate Appraisal License 1994 (1994 was first year appraisers needed to be licensed)

Work Experience

• 1985 Merrill Lynch Real Estate – Sales, Comparative Market Analysis

• 1985 to present – Cummins Real Estate Services – Real Estate Appraisal, Sales

• 1986 Apartment Owners Association – Commercial Brokerage Division

• 1986 Westside Properties – Real Estate Appraisal, Sales. 100% office

• 1986 Forensis Group – Expert Witness

Selected Legal Cases

• 1989 Schine vs Schine – Appraisal of Ambassador Hotel as land for development

project with Donald Trump. Deposed.

• Various cases for Forensis Group 1986-2006

• 2009 Union Pacific vs Jimmy Nasralla. Criminal. Court appearance.

• 2010 Don Carstens vs JP Morgan. Civil. Court appearance.

Selected Clients

• Crestview Financial, Mortgage Broker

• Don Carstens, Attorney at Law

• Home Savings, Bank

• Countrywide Home Loans, Mortgage Lender

• Chase Financial, Bank

• First Franklin, Mortgage Broker

• Forensis Group, Expert Witness

• Western Relocation Services

Selected Professional Education

• 1984 Lumbleau School of Real Estate – Real estate sales

• 1984 Merrill Lynch – Real estate sales, CMA

• 1986 Lumbleau School of Real Estate – Real estate broker

• 1988 Apartment Owners Association – Income property evaluation and sales

• 1986 to present – Various real estate schools – Expert Witness Testimony, Appraising Apartments, USPAP, FHA Appraising, Appraising Manufactured Homes, California Laws and Regulations, Environmental Issues for Appraisers, Fair Housing, LEED Real Estate, Foundations in Sustainability: Greening the Real Estate and Appraisal Industries, Review Appraisals, REO and Foreclosures, The Cost Approach.

Other Experience

• Bilingual – English/Spanish

• PC, iMac, iPhone

• PDF, Doc, Html, FTP, Power Point

• Type 100 wpm

• MLS, Homeputer, Loop Net

• Real estate photography

• E&O insurance, no claims

• Perfect driving record


About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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