John A. Mase
Chief Executive Officer & Member of Board of Directors
John A. Mase is the Chief Executive Officer of IRG and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Mase has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry as principal, developer, attorney and owner. He was instrumental in the initial formation of IRG and its growth over the past 25 years, serving as Chief Executive Officer since 2012.
Mr. Mase previously served as outside General Counsel for IRG as a founding partner of Fainsbert Mase & Snyder, LLP, a Los Angeles business law firm formed in 1987. Mr. Mase is licensed by the State Bar of California as an attorney and is designated a Certified Tax Specialist by the State Bar of California. As a corporate and real estate attorney, Mr. Mase has handled virtually all aspects of real estate transactions totaling in the billions of dollars.
Over the years Mr. Mase has lectured at the University of Southern California, Boston University School of Management, Golden Gate University, and for numerous trade and business organizations on a variety of topics on real estate, taxation and business issues. Mr. Mase is the co-author of “Real Property Exchanges” published by Regents of the University of California and Continuing Education of the Bar, Second Edition, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on tax deferred exchanges. Mr. Mase was voted as one of the Southern California Super Lawyers®, an honor bestowed upon only 5% of licensed practicing attorneys for professional achievement and peer recognition. Mr. Mase also received the highest recognition for legal abilities and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbard Legal Directory. Mr. Mase passed the CPA examination and previously worked for one of the former big five accounting firms. Mr. Mase has also served as a special consultant to NBC Channel 4 News.
Born and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, Mr. Mase received a Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Rhode Island with a major in Business Administration (accounting). He received his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law and completed MBA professional education programs at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School.
Mr. Mase is a member of Young President’s Organization Gold (YPO), Beverly Hills Chapter, and serves on several corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors.