We have watched, and invested in, complicated real estate operations created by Dale. This has been through good times and bad. Always his high standards of never missing a month of full reporting on various investments have been impeccable.
Above this, I have likened him and his character, to realtors of bygone days. These current days the profession of real estate has taken on a somewhat tarnished reputation.
But for me, he reminds me of my antecedents who were high in the real estate profession of the day and whom I use as a yard stick in evaluating Dale Dockins.
My grandfather, OW Cotton, was one of the primary founders of modern San Diego and the expositions of 1915 and 1935. He was president of the San Diego Realty board. His son, John Cotton was president of the San Diego county, California state and US national boards of realtors as well as being on the board of the International real estate
In those days, real estate was a hallowed profession. Dale Dockins is a rare example of that, now somewhat rare, tradition I know so well from my youth. I will stand behind him as a rare man of solid integrity…a man of honor.
– James E. Cotton