Over 50 years Developing Creative Business and Real Estate Adventures...

"Frank brings valuable experience, wisdom and essential people skills to our table to keep our complex project on track."                                           Board of Trustees

  • 2017 - Current: DeFoe & Associates - Building strategic partnerships and creating innovative business opportunities.


  • 2007 - 2016: North America Western Region Vice President with Unitronics Automated Vehicle Storage & Retrieval Systems. A global company that designs, installs and services automated parking systems. Led the sales, design and installation teams to create the first automated vehicle parking system in the Western US for the City of West Hollywood's 200 space City Hall Parkade.


  • As President and CEO of the Commonwealth Companies in La Jolla California, Frank and his team developed a $550,000,000 portfolio of real estate and business assets in Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii including the $80M Seaview Business Park in La Jolla, California, one of the largest high-tech leases in California with General Dynamics' Space & Defense division.


  • President, Pacific Dynamics Investment Company, developed the Lipoa Shopping Center and 38 custom homes on Maui.


  • Executive Vice-President/Board Member created an innovative $40M, 40-year Senior Licensed Healthcare Campus plan.  


  • Board member and major investor of Action Software; negotiated the sale of the company to American Airlines.


  • President and CEO of Lenders Mutual Service Company; developed internet marketing of loan services.


  • Vice President of NYSE Arcata National's Business Communications Division; directed opening of the new telecommunications market in the USA from New York headquarters.


  • Pacific Telephone's Employment Manager in the San Francisco Bay area; directed Title VII implementation of AT&T's non-discriminatory policies.


  • Past-chair of the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council's Housing & Planning Committee; Los Angeles Central City Association and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Land Use and Urban Planning committees.


  • Past Affiliate Member; National Parking Association, Parking Consultants Council.

Helen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all...

Received prestigious award for the most comprehensive 1031 tax-deferred simultaneous exchange on record:

     15 Properties in five

      countries in 3 states.

CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE BROKER #00572297  |  HAWAII REAL ESTATE BROKER #RB-17523

FRANKLYN E. DE FOE

"Frank's creativity and uncanny instincts coupled with gentle persuasion provided a Win/Win for our 5-city block downtown redevelopment mixed-use retail commercial, office mall and 96 upper-end condominium 'jewel', the La Mesa Village Plaza". 

Former La Mesa Mayor Fred Nagel

FRANKLYN E. DEFOE

5327 MOUNT HELENA AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90041-1525

323.257.5557     |    frankdefoe@sbcglobal.net