Chief Executive Officer
Dave Mason is the CEO of Universal Title, a series of title insurance agencies and settlement companies dedicated to service to our customers and providing limitless opportunity to the members of the Universal Title team. Dave joined Universal Title in 2006, bringing with him a competitive spirit and desire to not only maintain the standard of excellence set by Universal Title over the prior thirty years, but also to build upon that success and help advance Universal Title as an organization on the forefront of the industry. With an emphasis on service to our clients, innovation, and integrity, Universal Title has expanded from a single office in Northern Virginia to a network of over a dozen offices from central Virginia to northern Maryland. Despite this expansion, the welcoming culture of a family-run business remains ubiquitous throughout the organization.
During his time with Universal Title, Dave’s role has evolved significantly. He has conducted thousands of real estate settlements, handling many of Universal Title’s most complex transactions. During the period of time spanning from 2008 through 2011, he managed Universal Title’s R.E.O. division, working closely with bank and real estate agent clients to address the challenges associated with the abundance of properties coming out of foreclosure. Dave has also worked tirelessly with thousands of homeowners over the years to avoid foreclosure through the short-sale process.
Most recently, Dave’s efforts have been focused on directing the growth of Universal Title, and on defining the company’s vision through the lens of its core principles: service to our clients, innovation within the industry, and integrity in what we do. Most of Universal Title’s recent success, however, can be attributed to the talented and dedicated individuals who make up Universal Title and who exemplify these core principals.
Dave is admitted to the Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar, and is a licensed title agent in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. He currently serves on the board of Volunteer Fairfax, a non-profit committed to supporting volunteerism throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. He is currently an affiliate member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and has previously served on the Standard Forms Committee and as a member of the Attorney Roundtable. In 2017 he was recognized by The Daily Record as a “Most Admired CEO”. He received a B.A. in Economics with a certificate in Markets and Management from Duke University, and a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. At Duke he served as the captain for the Blue Devil’s varsity baseball team. Prior to joining Universal Title, he worked as an associate attorney for King & Spalding, L.L.P. in Washington D.C.
Dave is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, and currently lives in Arlington with his wife and two children. In his free time, Dave is an avid skier and golfer. He is a devoted Washington sports fan despite the heartache and pain it has caused him most of his life.