Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM

Steven R. Fontes, MAI, CCIM

Mission Property Advisors, Inc.
8570 Cory Court
Riverside , CA 92508
Office: 951-656-1100
Fax: 951-848-9300

Introduction

Mr. Fontes has 30 years of experience in the appraisal of commercial real estate. He holds the MAI Designation from the Appraisal Institute and served as the 77th President of the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Mr. Fontes is licensed in California as a Certified General real estate appraiser by the BREA. Mr. Fontes has qualified to testify as a commercial appraisal expert witness in several Southern California county Superior Court venues as well as in the Federal venue of the United Stated Bankruptcy Court both inside and outside of California.


Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Retail Real Estate

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MAI Designation
CCIM Designation
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of California, Riverside
Litigation Certificate of Completion from the Appraisal Institute
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Appraisal Institute
CCIM Institute
Forensic Expert Witness Association
Designated Appraiser Coalition
American Industrial Real Estate Association
California Association of Realtors
Inland Valley Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please refer to CV for public speaking list.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: An official count is not kept, but it is no less than 25 and likely less than 50.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Commercial real estate appraisal including vacant land.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: They are approximately equal.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: They are approximately equal.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 10
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: January 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 7
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 13
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting and expert witness services involving commercial real estate and vacant land.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $375
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Please refer to Rate Sheet for details.

References

Terence M. Sternberg, Esq.
The Law Office of Terence M. Sternberg
21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 2070
Woodland Hills, California 91367
Tel: (818) 710-7888
Fax: (818) 593-6192
Email: tmsesq@pacbell.net

Benjamin R. Levinson, Esq.
Law Office of Benjamin R. Levinson
46 N. 2nd Street, Suite A
Campbell, California 95008
Tel: (408) 866-2999
Fax: (408) 866-2992
Email: ben@benlevinsonlaw.com

Additional references are available upon request.