D. Michael Mason, MAI, SRA

Chief Appraiser

"The best parts of my job are working with great people, helping government agencies, and serving our clients."

D. Michael Mason

Education:  B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Los Angeles
Licensure: Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, CA #AG001673; Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, OR #C001166; Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, WA #1102282 
Certifications: MAI Designated Member, Appraisal Institute, #6987; SRA Designated Member, Appraisal Institute; USPAP Certified Instructor, #44770

Mike Mason heads our appraisal department with a team of full-time, state-certified appraisers in California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As a third-generation appraiser with more than 35 years of experience, Mike’s background spans all areas of real estate consulting for residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, and special purpose properties. He has handled complex real estate appraisals for local, state, and federal agencies, as well as for corporations and financial institutions. Mike is well-known for his ability to tailor messages when explaining the intricacies of the appraisal process, whether in the courtroom, boardroom, or classroom. He has developed academic coursework for topics ranging from beginning to advanced appraisal techniques, professional standards to codes of ethics. Mike has qualified as an expert witness in all southern California counties, three western States, and in Federal Court. He understands how to protect clients from litigation and has testified regarding real estate value and appraiser standard-of-care cases where appraisers have been sued because of their professional product.

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