Frances Mason, MAI, has been with Mason & Mason® since 1978, and has been President and managing partner for the past 20 years. Fran specializes in the appraisal of properties involved in eminent domain, and has extensive experience as an expert witness and litigation consultant. Drawing on her experience managing large-scale acquisition projects, Fran has designed and developed various proprietary software programs and websites that facilitate communication and organization of appraisal data for Mason & Mason® clients. Fran also lends her expertise serving as a board member for a mutual water board.
Bradford Thompson, MAI, MBA, AI-GRS, SR/WA, has been appraising in Southern California since 1989. Mr. Thompson has been with Mason & Mason® since 1991, and has been Vice President and a corporate partner since January of 2006.
Mr. Thompson specializes in property valuation for eminent domain and other litigation matters, and is a highly experienced expert witness and consultant. In 1989, Mr. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science from USC’s Marshall School of Business, with an emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, and Business Economics. Mr. Thompson holds a Master’s in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma in 1999 with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning, Finance, Real Estate and Law. Mr. Thompson is currently the Chair of the City of Arcadia’s Planning Commission, serving on the Commission from 2015 to 2023, and was President of the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute in 2017, now serving as Past-President. As a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in California and Arizona, and a Licensed California Real Estate Broker, Mr. Thompson has been a guest lecturer for USC’s Master of Real Estate Development Program, IRWA’s Valuation Conference, Cal Poly Pomona’s Master of Architecture and the Development Process, and CLE International’s Eminent Domain Conference.