Pearson Realty

Mario DeFrancesco

Senior Vice President, Farm Lands Department


Career Summary / Experience

  • 2007–Present — Pearson Realty Farm Department
  • 2001-2006 — DeFrancesco & Sons, Inc. (V.P. Sales & Marketing) Food processing company specializing in the dehydration of onion and garlic. Responsible for all sales and marketing for both domestic and international markets.
  • 1985–2001 — DeFrancesco Bros., LLC (Farm Manager) 2,400 ac. diversified row crop farm. Crops included asparagus, garlic, onions, parsley, cantaloupes, alfalfa and cotton. Managed entire operation including asparagus packing facility and all sales and marketing.

Education

  • 1982 — Firebaugh High School
  • 1984 — Cuesta Junior College
  • 1995 — American Management Association, accounting for Executives

Professional Affiliations & Accreditations

  • California Asparagus Commission, Commissioner 10 years
  • Firebaugh City Council, Councilman 4 years
  • Pearson Realty Rookie of the Year, 2008

Notable Transactions

  • 2016 - Over $20,600,000 in sales comprised of more than 1,000± acres.
    • 309 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Panoche WD
    • 453 acres of pistachios in Fresno County
  • 2015 - Over $21,100,000 in sales comprised of more than 1,400± acres.
    • 640 acres of row crops in Fresno County
    • 106 acres of almonds in Merced County, CCID
  • 2014 - Over $39,400,000 in sales comprised of more than 3,000± acres.
    • 764 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Panoche WD
    • 478 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Westlands WD
    • 500 acres of almonds in Fresno County, SLWD
  • 2013 - Over $10,600,000 in sales comprised of more than 1,000± acres.
    • 161 acres of almonds in Merced County, SLWD
    • 218 acres of row crops in Merced County, CCID
  • 2012 - Over $6,800,000 in sales comprised of more than 1,000± acres.
    • 860 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Panoche WD
    • 171 acres of row crops in Merced County, SLWD
  • 2011 - Over $15,500,000 in sales comprised of more than 2,300± acres.
    • 461 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Panoche WD
    • 450 acres of row crops in Fresno County, Westlands WD
  • 2007-2010 - Over $50,000,000 in sales comprised of more than 8,700± acres.

Current Listings

Title Acreage Price Status
Manning Vineyard 74.75 acs. $1,495,000 Sale Pending
Fairfax Open Land 635.16 acs. $5,470,000 For Sale
San Luis W.D. Almonds & Open Land 589.86 acs. $5,317,065 For Sale
C.C.I.D. Open 76.2 acs. $1,295,400 Sale Pending
C.C.I.D. Row Crop Land 253.23 acs. $4,304,910 Sale Pending
Santa Fe Pistachios 640 acs. $13,440,000 For Sale