A legacy of success
since 1965

A Perspective of History

Our firm’s rich history can be traced back to its founding in 1965 by Mr. L. Mason Capitani. At that time the focus was on the construction and management of industrial properties in the eastern communities that comprise metropolitan Detroit. Over the course of seven decades the firm’s scope of services has expanded to include the brokerage and management of industrial, flex, office, medical and commercial properties with geographic coverage that extends from local to regional, national and even international markets. Our brokerage and management staff offers a unique approach to serving our clients that only the perspective of history can provide. Most importantly, our business philosophy is rooted in our founder’s resolve for developing and retaining client relationships, some of which date back to our company’s inception.

Our Story

Est. 1965

L. Mason Capitani was founded in 1965 by its namesake, Mr. L. Mason Capitani after a long and successful career in the automotive industry with Packard Motor Company followed by his instrumental contributions to the growth of the City of Warren’s public works infrastructure and his entrepreneurial automotive accessories businesses. His distinguished lifelong work experiences served him well as he transitioned into the real estate business and established a dedication to client service that would be carried on for decades.

Building a Foundation

When Mason E. Capitani joined his father in 1973, a team was formed that would grow to become a household name in the real estate community throughout southeast Michigan. As Capitani assumed control, he took his father’s business to new heights by assembling a powerful team of real estate professionals and expanding the firm’s geographic coverage. Under his direction, the firm became known as a leading “agency” firm in the region, always following his mantra “those who list, last”.


The family tradition continued in 1996 when Jason E. Capitani joined the firm representing the newest generation to make their mark on the commercial real estate industry in Michigan. He quickly ascended within the firm, eventually becoming the Director of Industrial Brokerage Operations. Another expansion came in 1998 when Mason L. Capitani joined the company to oversee its newly formed Office Properties Division. The third-generation brothers established themselves as leaders in the commercial real estate industry and they have worked tirelessly to build on the legacy that was established by their father and grandfather.

Global Coverage

L. Mason Capitani extended their reach beyond the Michigan border when the firm became an affiliate member of CORFAC International (Corporate Facility Advisors) in 2007. This leading real estate service network is comprised of privately held entrepreneurial firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services with 70 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South and Central America.

Property Management

Liberty Property & Asset Management was formed in 2012 when Mason and Jason Capitani partnered with Al Shulin. As President of the Liberty Property & Asset Management, Mr. Shulin oversees all of the day-to-day property management operations and under his leadership the firm’s portfolio has grown to include many of the most prominent office, medical and commercial properties in the region. Liberty delivers a comprehensive menu of services that includes facility management, accounting and financial reporting, supplier management and procurement, construction management, risk management, energy management, lease administration and tenant retention.