Inglewood Mayor James Butts and his wife Judy have invested in yet another Inglewood home. Purchased for nearly $700k, the mayor has (allegedly) taken up residence at 3215 W. 82nd St. The realtor, Michelle Hicks, was able to broker the deal between Robert and Butts due to her close relationship between the two.
Christine Robert, from The Robert Group, has enjoyed many lucrative contracts for work on the Inglewood NFL stadium project as well as the impending Clippers arena. She is responsible for the Inglewood Forward campaign to promote Inglewood businesses who support the project.
Property records show Robert sold her family home to the mayor in April 2018. Will Mayor Butts flip this house, for a profit, as he did his former property at 8808 5th Ave? More importantly, why has it taken him SEVEN years to invest in a home where he serves as mayor?
When reached for comment on whether these types of transactions are typical, Ms. Hicks abruptly ended the call.
This article has been updated to reflect that the home was placed on the MLS, and was not a private sale, based on comment received by Christine Robert after this story was first publshed.