Frances Wolfe Mason, MAI
President – MASON, dba DSM, INC.
Assignments include complex properties, full and partial takings in fee, as well as easements for projects in Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. Types of properties involved in eminent domain or litigation actions include residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural, both improved and unimproved. Services rendered involve appraisal review, full and partial take appraisal report preparation of retail, office, industrial, mobile home parks, business parks, telecommunications sites, agricultural and residential uses, including determination of severance damages and/or benefits for condemnation acquisitions, inverse condemnation, redevelopment acquisitions, property tax appeals, deficiency judgments, financial decisions and planning purposes. Additionally, non litigation assigments for tax planning, partnerships and corporations include market value appraisals, fair rental studies and highest and best use studies for vacant land of all types, sizes and uses, multi-family apartment and condominium complexes, industrial and manufacturing properties, aviation oriented property and port oriented real estate.
1995 to Current: President of David S. Mason, Inc. dba, DSM, Inc and dsm2cloud.com, a California corporation. David S. Mason, Inc. is a WBE as certified by the California Supplier Clearinghouse and an SBE as certified by the California Department of General Services.
1992 to 2019: President and Managing Partner of Mason & Mason Real Estate Appraisers, Consultants and Property Management, A California Corporation. Mason & Mason is a WBE as certified by the California Supplier Clearinghouse.
In addition to the above, non-litigation assignments for tax planning, partnerships and corporations include market value appraisals, fair rental studies and highest and best use studies for vacant land of all types, sizes and uses; telecommunications sites; multi-family apartment and condominium complexes; industrial and manufacturing properties; aviation oriented property and port oriented real estate. Vacant land appraisals include 81,000+ acre Hearst Ranch (conservation easement), San Luis Obispo County, California; 42,000± acres desert and water toll areas Blythe, California and 23,000 acres desert, vineyards and orchards, Cadiz, California. Many appraisals have also been completed on historic properties located in Pasadena, including: Pasadena YWCA, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena YMCA, Pasadena Central Library, The Rose Bowl, DeLacey and Schoolhouse parking garages.
Metropolitan Water District Study of DeepWater Tunnel Impacts on Residential Values
Southern California Edison Proximity Study High Voltage Transmission Corridors
State of California, Department of Transportation Study of Freeway Proximity Impacts on Residential Property Values
Southern California Edison Tehachapi Renewables Transmission Project (TRTP)
County of Los Angeles Department Of Public Works Sun Valley Watershed Management Plan
City of San Diego / Port of San Diego Arbitration Cases
Arbitration Panels involving Ground Lease Rent Re-Negotiations. Tasks included: Appointed Arbitrator; review valuations; participate in a formal hearing as the hearing officer, render a final decision as to value/rent.
- DeAnza Harbor Resort & Golf
- San Diego Marriott Hotel