Mr. Thompson began his career at Mason & Mason in real estate appraisal in June of 2016 as a summer intern, then full time upon graduation from college. Graduating in May of 2018, Cole holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Minor in Law from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. At Bentley University he studied courses in Business Management & Consulting, Accounting & Finance, Retail & Service Operations, Legal & Ethical Practices in Business, Macroeconomics & Microeconomics, Global Strategy & Globalization, U.S. Government & Politics, American Environmental Policy, Business Law, International Business Law, and Real Estate Law. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon while at Bentley University. Cole attended boarding school at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut for his high school years, and was active on the soccer, hockey and varsity lacrosse teams, Taft Investment and Economics Club, and the Taft Entrepreneurial Club.
Cole has appraisal experience in detailed research and appraisal report preparation for eminent domain both full and partial acquisitions, property tax appeals, estate and tax planning, and inverse condemnation. His Real Estate and Appraisal Education classes include Introduction to Income Capitalization Approach (IRWA), Basic Appraisal Principals, Basic Appraisal Procedures, General Appraisal Income Approach Part 1, Real Estate Finance Statistics and Valuation Modeling, and General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach. Cole is actively taking courses from the Appraisal Institute, where he is a Practicing Affiliate Member, and is pursuing his State of California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License and MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute. In his free time, he enjoys a good round of golf.