Receiver Mark Adams pioneered the health and safety receivership remedy in California, becoming the first receiver ever appointed under the California Health and Safety Code. Over the past two decades, Mark remains the most experienced health and safety receiver working in the state. He has been appointed by 130+ different judges (state and federal) to rehabilitate over 220 properties in 34 counties and 100+ 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 20 years has funded over $40 million in health and safety receivership financing, with no loss to lenders to-date.