Expert Witness Testimony

Expert Witness Testimony

Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM has been appraising commercial real estate for 30 years and in the context of litigation for over a decade, which includes effective and convincing testimony before a jury and many bench trials.

Tax Appeals

Tax Appeals

Our expertise lies in completing impartial and well supported appraisals, which you may choose to use in support for your claim that your property may be assessed above market. We also have experience in testifying at tax appeal hearings.

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain

Have you been told that your property will be taken pursuant to eminent domain law and you are not quite sure what to do next? Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM has been appraising commercial real estate for the purpose of eminent domain for nearly two decades.

Commercial Real Estate Appraisers

What Sets Mission Property Advisors Apart?
 
Professional Designations

Professional Designations

Mr. Fontes has held the prestigious MAI appraisal designation from the Appraisal Institute since 1993. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute in good standing with all continuing education requirement met.

 

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High Ethical Standards

High Ethical Standards

Members of the Appraisal Institute adhere to the Appraisal Institute's Code of Ethics.

Depth of Experience

Depth of Experience

Mr. Fontes is intimately involved in every appraisal report produced by the firm. This ensures a high level of quality.

 
 
State Certification

State Certification

Mr. Fontes is a Certified General licensed real estate appraiser in the State of California.

Superior Market Data, Research & Relationships

Superior Market Data, Research & Relationships

We invest in various databases and online tools to ensure our analyses are built upon the most up to date market information and trends.

Our Pledge to You

Our Pledge to You

Mission Property Advisors, Inc. wants you to succeed in your real estate endeavors and goals. It would be our honor to have an opportunity to serve you and we look forward to hearing from you.


Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

Property Type Expertise

The following is a list of property types that we routinely appraise.
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Commercial Real Estate

Appraisal Services

 

Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM serves as President of Mission Property Advisors, Inc. Mr. Fontes is one of a very limited group of individuals in the United States that has earned both the MAI and CCIM designations.

Mr. Fontes has held the prestigious MAI appraisal designation from the Appraisal Institute since 1993. He is a member of the Appraisal Institute in good standing with all continuing education requirement met. MAI designated real estate appraisers are considered to be the most qualified appraisers in the world because the Appraisal Institute is home to the most rigorous appraisal requirements and advanced appraisal education in the world.

Mr. Fontes has held the prestigious CCIM brokerage designation from the CCIM Institute since 2000. A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. CCIM’s are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. This elite corps of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers, and other allied professionals.

Commercial Real Estate
Mission Property Advisors, Inc.
Steven R. Fontes MAI, CCIM
Appraisal Services
Appraisal Services
 
 

Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM is the founder of Mission Property Advisors, Inc., a Southern California based commercial real estate service firm specializing in commercial real estate appraisal and commercial real estate brokerage.

The firm specializes in the appraisal of commercial real estate throughout the Inland Empire and greater Southern California region and the brokerage of commercial real estate throughout Southern California. Mr. Fontes also routinely represents clients seeking to purchase investment real estate outside of California.

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Steven R. Fontes

What Our Clients & Peers Say About Us

  • "During my time as a real estate asset manager for Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management Group, I had the pleasure of working with Steven Fontes on multiple occasions. Even on the most challenging valuation assignments his work was comprehensive, well reasoned and professional. He regularly brought insight that others simply missed. He also delivered his finding on time and for a reasonable price. Having worked with a variety of appraisers over the years, Steven really stands out as one of the best and brightest. He is a true professional that is easy to recommend."
    Doug Sundstrom, CCIM
    Principal at Banyan Road Capital - San Diego, CA
  • "I worked closely with Steve in a lawsuit that required both current and historical valuations of some very unusual properties, ranging from unimproved acreage to oddly configured commercial properties. Steve’s vast and detailed knowledge of appraising, his thoroughness both in arriving at his opinions and in articulating those opinions, are unparalleled. I think the highest compliment that one professional can give another is to refer that professional to others. I refer Steve every time anyone asks me for a referral to an appraiser and I so do with complete confidence in his ability to handle the assignment."
    Attorney At Law - Los Angeles County
  • "Over the past decade I have had the pleasure to retain Steve Fontes to provide valuation services for office and industrial properties within my portfolio. Steve’s methodology is consistent and logical and reflects an in-depth understanding of a property’s financials, competition in the marketplace and economic trends.

    In cases where Steve’s appraisals were used for obtaining financing, the work was timely, accurate and thorough so as to not require secondary research by the financial institution which would delay the acquisition and increase costs.

    I heartily recommend Steve Fontes for other commercial property owners seeking independent and competent valuation services."
    Kevin Carter, CCIM, MBA
    Real Estate Portfolio Advisor
    Carter Commercial Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
  • "My client hired Steven Fontes at Mission Property Advisors, Inc. to provide an opinion of value for a single unit commercial property located in Riverside, California. Steve was also retained to testify at a valuation hearing in a bankruptcy that was pending by the borrower on the loan. His office provided a detailed valuation in a timely manner. Steve was required to testify at the hearing as well and asked to review two other valuations of other appraisers for the same property. Steve was responsive to my calls in preparation for the hearing and provided in advance an excellent critique of the opposition’s appraisals. At the hearing, Steve was very prepared and fully supported his opinion of value with data in his report. His testimony was extremely impressive and far exceeded the testimony of the two other appraisers. He had a great grasp of the nuances of this particular property, and was able to explain to the Court the concepts of market analyses needed in valuing this property. Steve was able to use reason and facts to adequately contradict the testimony of the two other appraisers.

    Steve’s credibility on the witness stand was outstanding and as a result, the judge disregarded the other two appraisals and accepted the valuation submitted by Steve for the property. I would highly recommend Steve as an appraiser, especially when the matter requires testimony in court."
    Attorney At Law - Bay Area, CA
  • "I have worked with Steve for over 20 years, and have referred him on numerous occasions to clients that need an appraiser with his background, but most importantly, that possess honesty, integrity, and one who is extremely thorough and detailed.

    With his knowledge and his ability to interpret challenging data for challenging assignments, I recently commented to one of my clients, that of the many appraisers that I’m humbled to call my friends, Steve would be one that I would not want to be challenged with in a court of law.

    Never once have I been disappointed in my referrals to Steve. His appraisals are always impartial and detailed with all relevant information reviewed."
    Joseph W. Brady, CCIM, SIOR - President
    The Bradco Companies - Victorville, CA
  • "Steve: I know you have already heard the [jury] verdict from [the attorney]. However, I wanted to pass along his comment to me. He indicated the case hinged on the credibility of the appraisers. He said you did an excellent job on the stand for both direct and cross examination. He said you were the best appraiser he has ever worked with. I thought you’d like to know that. Thanks for all your work on this."
    D. James Hart, Ph.D., City Manager
    City of Adelanto, CA
  • "I have worked with Steve for over 10 years and have found him to be incredibly informative and appreciate the way he meticulously analyzes an asset. He has a pulse of commercial real estate values in the Inland Empire that is critical in today’s changing market. I have the utmost respect for his knowledge and integrity."
    Rich Erickson, Senior Vice President
    Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Inc. - Riverside, CA
  • "I have never worked with you before, but I would hire you again in a heartbeat. I just sent an email out to every attorney in our firm telling them they should use you."
    Eminent Domain Attorney - Orange County, CA
  • "I have the utmost confidence in Steve Fontes’ qualifications and experience in the appraisal of commercial real estate. Steve is one of a very small number of commercial appraisers that I feel possesses extensive market knowledge about the detailed valuation of commercial properties.

    I often get calls requesting the recommendation of a trusted and impartial commercial appraiser and Steve’s name is always in the mix. I myself was involved in a very contentious land valuation transaction and I found Steve’s professional knowledge and impartiality to be of the highest quality.

    There is no greater accomplishment than to have a reputation for honesty and integrity among your peers in the industry and Steve Fontes has achieved this through years of hard work and excellent service."
    Rick Lazar, Senior Vice President
    Coldwell Banker Commercial – Sudweeks Group - Redlands, CA
  • "Steve possesses excellent market knowledge and he appreciates the nuances and details of each individual property. He is incredibly thorough and always responsive to my calls. In addition to being highly skilled in his craft, he is also a man of integrity and great character. When I refer clients to him, I always know that the job will be well done and on time, which is critical for my own reputation."
    Edward J. Zorn, Esq.
    Vice President & General Counsel at California Regional MLS (CRMLS) – San Dimas
  • "I have worked with Steve Fontes over the past 20 years. Steve has done many of my appraisals for the properties that I have sold. He is honest and impartial and he has a good handle on the Inland Empire commercial real estate market. His appraisals have always been thorough and done on time, even when there is a rush order. I am very pleased with his work and my transactions always sail through when he is the appraiser on the job. I would highly recommend Steve and his company for any appraisal work that you might need."
    Jennifer Kapur, Senior Vice President
    Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Inc. - Riverside, CA

Mission Property Advisors, Inc.

Serving Commercial Real Estate Clients

Mission Property Advisors, Inc. provides appraisal services to many different types of clients. Our expertise and knowledge of a variety of client distinctives sets us apart. Our commitment to excellence is the foundation of our appraisal services.

 
 Attorneys

Attorneys

Mission Property Advisors, Inc. conducts a significant and growing level of business with the legal community. Some of this work is related to trusts and estates and the balance consists of general real estate litigation and expert witness services.

CPAs, Trust & Estate Advisors

CPA´s, Trust & Estate Advisors

We help with estate work, financial planning, portfolio analysis, sale or transfer of real estate assets, partnership dissolution, pending lease renewals, and more.

 School Districts

School Districts

We routinely provide appraisal services to a variety of Southern California school districts seeking valuations for proposed school sites, vacant surplus school sites transitioning to other uses and existing schools.

 
 
Governmental Entities

Governmental Entities

We are regularly contacted by a variety of governmental entities including cities, counties and the State of California to provide appraisal services for a wide variety of property types and for a variety of reasons including, acquisition, disposition and eminent domain.

Non-Profit Organizations

Non-Profits & Private Parties

Mission Property Advisors, Inc. has provided appraisal services for a variety of nonprofit organizations for a variety of property types and reasons including acquisition, disposition and gifting.

 

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