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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PR Representatives Finally Agree to Make Public the Names of New Trancas Country Market Owners

• Wal-Mart Progeny Is No Stranger to the Media Spotlight

BY BILL KOENEKER

Joann Killeen of Killeen Furtney Group, the public relations firm, which represents the owners of the Trancas Country Market, indicated categorically that Bill and Nancy Laurie “have no ownership interest in the property,” but did confirm that, through a series of LLCs, Paige and Patrick “Bo” Dubbert have a management interest.
Here is how it goes: The owner of the Trancas shopping center is Zuma Beach Properties, LLC. Zuma is owned by Thrasher at Malibu, LLC. The manager of Zuma is Dick Thomas.
Many of the LLCs owned or operated by the Lauries are managed by Dick or Richard Thomas. Ken Karasiuk oversees the real estate development for the owners. The managers of Thrasher are Paige and Bo Dubbert.
Now who is Paige Dubbert? She is described as a descendent of the Walton family, the heirs of a vast Wal-Mart fortune.
Websites, news articles and various publications state that she is the daughter of Bill and Nancy Laurie.
Paige and Bo Dubbert, who reside in Los Angeles, according to various publications, last made the news when they were married in Columbia, Missouri, where Paige was raised.
Before that, Paige Dubbert made national headlines when the University of Missouri named a new sports arena after her and then a week later removed the name of the Wal-Mart heiress after a scandal ensued when Dubbert’s roommate accused her of reportedly paying the roommate to write school papers and complete other assignments at the University of Southern California. Dubbert subsequently surrendered her degree.
Patrick Dubbert is also from Missouri and is from Jefferson City where his father is the CEO of a collection of masonry and landscaping firms known as Midwest Products Group.
Nancy Walton Laurie is the daughter of the late Bud Walton, the brother and business partner of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.
At Bud’s death, she and her sister, part-time Malibu resident Ann Walton Kroenke, who along with her husband Stanley Kroenke own the Malibu Colony Plaza, inherited a stake in Wal-Mart now said to be worth billions of dollars.

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