Leader in Rent-Stabilized Urban Community Housing In
San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles
Since the company’s founding in 1955, Mosser has become a highly experienced leader in rent-stabilized urban community housing specializing in West Coast gateway markets. The company owns and operates boutique mixed-use apartment and ground-floor retail properties and spaces in historic and culturally vibrant neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. The company is also known for driving improvements in the neighborhoods where they do business and contributing the economic vitality of the community.
Beautifully Renovated, Historically Authentic
Mosser’s collection of beautifully renovated apartments offers a unique blend of modern upgrades with vintage charm, striking a perfect balance between today’s must-have amenities and historic authenticity. Properties are well-located in walkable neighborhoods, served by mass transit, convenient to local commercial centers and office sites-where people want to live. But Mosser’s residents–many who have lived in Mosser buildings for generations—are the true heart of what makes Mosser a magical place to live.
Ongoing Commitment to Diverse Neighborhoods
Unlike other real estate owner operators, Mosser is African American and woman-owned family business with more than 85 percent of its employees self-identifying as a minority. From this background, Mosser has a profound commitment to diversity that is at the core of company culture. With deep community roots, the company prioritizes its involvement into highly diverse neighborhoods where they can improve affordable housing options for those who live there and offer new opportunities for those that want to relocate and/or operate a business there.
The Mosser team is a long-term sponsor in communities and prides itself on being hands-on, active, and engaged in supporting diverse and inclusive neighborhoods. They deliver a measurable community and social impact through housing improvements, support of local business growth in these neighborhoods that otherwise are under-improved and in disrepair, and through philanthropy and the support of charitable organizations that foster diversity and inclusion and make the neighborhoods a better place to live.
Over their 65-year history, the Mosser team has always prided itself on being service providers to residents and stewards of the community. And that will continue to be their ongoing commitment.
Mosser History Timeline
The Mosser Magic Begins
Mosser Companies is founded in San Francisco by Charles Mosser.
Mosser on the Move
Enters the Western Addition
Charles Mosser acquired his first property in the Western Addition in San Francisco.
Invests In First Oakland Apartment Building
Charles recognizes the unique character of North Oakland, a highly diverse neighborhood on the Berkeley border.
Develops Northern California Coast
An early pioneer in what is now known as Manchester State Park and Beach.
Mosser Builds Momentum
Acquires 11 More Western Addition Buildings
Establishes the neighborhood as Fredrick Douglass Plaza in honor of the American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, and instills a sense of pride that influences this SF neighborhood’s turnaround.
Invests In Iconic SF Neighborhoods
Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, and Nob Hill.
Enters The Mission District
San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood known for its legendary LatinX culture, colorful mural alleyways, and notable taquerías and bodegas throughout the neighborhood.
Mosser’s Community Rooted Growth Continues
Neveo Mosser Joins Family Business
Beginning his ascent to his current role of CEO, Neveo holds positions including janitor, cook, bartender, and night auditor. No job is too big or small for Neveo, a lesson he passes on to his children.
Opens First Non-Smoking Bar in SF
Well before “non-smoking” was mandated, the Mosser family establishes first non-smoking bar with firm belief in public health.
Enters Commercial Real Estate Business
First grocery store, café, and academic tutoring center are open for business.
Charles Mosser Writes Over 5,000 Songs About Tolerance and Acceptance
Performs his music at the Mosser Hotel for the community. Mosser also writes a play called ‘Closets’ performed at the Castro Theater.
Acquires The Mosser Hotel Which Becomes a Center For Performances & Community
Provides meals for senior citizens, and hosts events for the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
Mosser Leans in on Community Development
Purchases Central Towers in Downtown San Francisco
Tenderloin Community Benefit District Appoints Neveo To Their Board of Directors
Leading the evolution of the Tenderloin into a vibrant community for all, with a focus on clean streets, safety, neighborhood pride, inviting public spaces, and economic empowerment.
Neveo Joins the Board of Directors of the Tenderloin Museum
Facilitates its fundraising, development, and opening to celebrate the rich history of one of San Francisco’s most misunderstood neighborhoods.
California Apartment Association Chooses Neveo to Join Their Board of Directors
Mayor Willie Brown Appoints Neveo to the San Francisco Rent Board
Neveo was reappointed by every mayor thereafter until he retired from the board in 2018.
Mosser Formally Names Neveo President and CEO in 1999
A New Millennium for Mosser
Next Generation of Mossers Joins the Family Business
Charles, Neveo, Melissa, Bryce and Avery boost Mosser Companies to cross the 200-employee threshold. They bring to the business the same values of community-driven service learned from Charles, their father and grandfather.
Founder Charles Mosser Named Chief to an Indigenous Mountain Tribe in the Phillipines
He launches a regional reforestation and environmental protection effort, educating indigenous people on the planetary dangers of clear-cutting mountainous regions.
Founder Charles Mosser Dies in 2007
Charles fought a 12-year battle with prostate cancer.
The Mosser Magic Lives on in All of Us
Purchases 57 Taylor Street in SF’s Tenderloin Neighborhood
One of Neveo’s favorite neighborhood properties and after Mosser’s renovation, it wins the SFAA Building Turnaround of the Year award.
Expands to SoCal with First Hollywood Purchase
In 2017, Mosser acquires the former Lido Hotel. Like many things in Hollywood, The Lido was famous—the renowned Hotel California music video was shot at the Lido and Carol Burnett once resided there.
Purchases 240 Lombard in SF’s North Beach
The cliffside site is the home of the last lynching in SF and preserved as purely open space. A solemn reminder of the history of oppression.
Mosser’s Footprint Includes 13 Oakland Properties
Mosser invests in the city’s most lively and thriving areas–Adams Point, Grand Lake, Cleveland Heights, Clinton, Uptown, North Oakland, Lakeside, and Downtown.
Expands in SF’s Castro
With the purchase of 275 Market Street, Mosser further throws its support to the LGBTQIAA community with renovated and affordable workforce housing.
Collaborates with the Non-Profit Community
In support of providing housing and services for those in need, and the prevention of tenant displacement and expansion of the City’s low-cost housing stock.
Mosser Wins San Francisco Property Manager of the Year
With a commitment to resident service, Mosser is awarded by SFAA for its achievements. This same spirit continues as Mosser doubles in property care and resident support by continuing to provide quality housing to over 3,000 residents the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mosser’s leadership team brings decades of unparalleled, on-the-ground workforce housing expertise.
Today, Mosser is led by Neveo Mosser, who started his career in the family business as a janitor and learned every facet of the company from firsthand roles in every department. His hands on approach has contributed to Mosser’s continual growth. To this day, Neveo lives in a Mosser apartment, a testament to his belief in the quality and value of the housing he and his father invested in more than 60 years ago.
Mosser’s team brings decades of unparalleled experience on-the-ground and in the community. To our dedicated teammates, no task is too small or too large. They are mission-driven to create a safe, enjoyable, and authentic living experience. The team is exceptionally diverse which Mosser has always contended is its greatest strength in connecting to residents and the community and the driver behind its thriving culture. Teammates live, work, and play in the communities that Mosser residents call home. They are fiercely devoted to fostering positive change in these neighborhoods.
Join the Mosser Team
Mosser is more than a real estate investment company. We’re a group of creative problem-solvers and doers, working together to deliver a great experience to our residents and solid returns to our investors.
At Mosser, You Matter
Mosser is known as a great place to work, a place where people matter and ideas are heard (and often implemented). We’re looking for creative doers to join our team as we continue to grow our presence in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. Whether you work at our company headquarters in San Francisco or at one of our properties in Los Angeles, you’ll have multiple opportunities to work with great people to create impact and build a meaningful career.
Our Corporate Values
Our corporate values are guided by our strong moral compass of care, service, respect, professionalism, honesty, and corporate citizenship.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
“We built Mosser to extend beyond representation and be a force for equitable and inclusive communities. We have pride in developing communities throughout gateway cities in California that are inclusive of race, ethnicity, national origin, (dis)ability status, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status. From our residents to our workforce to our leadership, we are committed to social and economic justice for all.”
– Neveo Mosser