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appraiser , planner , real estate , realtor , writer , Landscape architect

Robert Louis Cross, realtor, landscape architect, land use planner, writer, real estate appraiser.


Cross, Robert Louis was born on August 9, 1937 in Alton, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis William and Marion (Hanna) Cross.


Bachelor, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1959. Master of Arts, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, Realtors Institute, Los Angeles, 1980.


Lecturer English language University Kansas, Lawrence, 1959-1960, Washburn University, Topeka, 1960-1961. Editorial-marketing representative Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1962-1964. Director public information Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, 1964-1968.

Account executive public relations J. Walter Thompson, Los Angeles, 1968-1970. Senior account executive public relations Botsford Ketchum, 1970-1971, Harsh, Rotman & Druck, Los Angeles, 1971-1972. President Crossroads Combined Communications, 1973-1980.

Real estate agent Carmel (California) Board Realtors, 1979—2005. General partner Crossroads Design Ltd., Big Sur, California, 1990—2005. Co-owner Crossroads Pacific, Hawaii, since 2004, Big Sur Properties.

Consultant Watts Manufacturing Corporation, Los Angeles, 1970-1973, United States Office Education, Washington, 1971, United States Department Interior, Washington, 1972, California State Coastal Commission, San Francisco, 1980-1985. Land use advisor Puakea Bay Ranch, Hawaii, director, since 2005.



President, director Big Sur History Society, 1980-1990, Coastlands Mutual Water Company, Big Sur, 1984—2004. Vice president, director Puakea Bay Ranch, since 2005. Co-founder Dialogue for Big Sur, 1984.

Director Big Sur Natural History Association, 1984-1986, founding docent Department Parks and Recreation, Pt. Sur Historic State Park, Big Sur, 1987. Active American Red Cross Disaster Services.

Founder Big Sur Community Action Team. With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member Agora International Press Corps, Archeological Institute American, National Association Realtors, American Society Landscape Architects, National Association Real Estate Appraisers (certified), California Association Realtors, Monterey County Association Realtors (Multiple Listing Service Sales award 1980), Carmel Multiple Listing Service, Big Sur Grange, Coast Property Owners Association, Environmental Assesment Association (certified), Civil Defense Emergency Response Team.


  • Other Interests

    Art, travel, automobiles, music, reading.


Married Paula Sutton, June 8, 1958 (divorced June 1970). Children: Britomart, Christopher, Amoret. Married Carolee Sharko, May 5, 1990.

Louis William Cross

Marion (Hanna) Cross

Paula Sutton

Carolee Sharko

Britomart Cross

Christopher Cross

Amoret Cross