About Pelican Realty
Trusted by Lenders, Investors, Owners, Managers & Residents for over 30 Years
About Pelican Realty
We dive deep, beyond
We work with owners and investors, meticulously analyzing financial reports and creating projections, as well as finessing and fine tuning to ensure they remain aligned.
About Pelican Realty
We understand the needs of each unique property.
About Pelican Realty
Our team is small but mighty.
We are fortunate to have built a company of capable, high performing individuals. We run a tight (but fun!) ship, have streamlined processes for peak efficiency, always meet deadlines, and communicate skillfully. We love our company culture, but everyone who works with us reaps the benefits too!
We strive to embody these values on a daily basis:
Trustworthy : we always keep our word
Accessible : you have direct access to our entire team
Efficient : we have fine-tuned processes to keep everything running smoothly
Responsive : we’ll get back to you within one business day
Results-Focused : we’ll work hard to meet your goals
President | Broker
As President of Pelican Realty Management, Desiree leads the management, investment and operating divisions. She is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company and maintains oversight over all aspects of Pelican Realty Management, working closely with business leaders across the platform.
Desiree believes that the company’s commitment to a strong business strategy allows PRM to mitigate cyclically and plays an integral part in implementing executional standards and growth initiatives across the platform. Desiree currently oversees over $500MM in multi-family assets. She offers a profound leadership ability and offers the highest degree of asset and property management aptitudes.
She is also the Executive Vice President of PRM’s sister company Univest-Inc. where she is directly responsible for all residential real estate operations including, acquisition, finance and management activities of the company’s multifamily business portfolio. Under her direction, the company continues to consistently deliver good risk-adjusted returns for its institutional investors.
C.P.M.| M.B.A. | Broker
Sharo Khastoo has over 30 years of in-depth experience in multi-million-dollar acquisitions, management, and disposition of multi-family assets. He has led the re-development of apartment communities throughout in markets across California, Arizona, State of Washington, and Texas.
Studying and analyzing emerging real estate trends, keeping abreast of management and economic realities, and evaluating ways to maximize return for all clients/owners is the platform by which he governs his business.
Sharo’s educational background includes a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.
Sharo is a recipient of the prestigious designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker and a licensed General Contractor in the State of California.
Eva Jimenez-Sianez has been with PRM for over 20 years with accounting experience, overseeing all financial, accounting, reporting, and policy/procedure compliance.
Eva guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. She protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls and monitors financial condition by conducting audits; provides information to external auditors and works closely with CPAs.
Eva has been successful in implementing the web-based Voyager system for more accurate, real-time reporting and continues to seek the latest technology to integrate increased operational efficiencies throughout the company.
Shifting gears to her personal life, Eva is a proud mother and grandmother and enjoys traveling.
Sandy Ly is the Assistant Controller here at PRM. She has been with the company for over 7 years She also handles Payroll and the HR department. Sandy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Sandy is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Vietnamese.
The positive work environment and awesome coworkers are two things Sandy loves most about PRM. She appreciates that she’s always encouraged to grow and is challenged to think outside the box.
Sandy’s values include accountability, equality, honesty, integrity, respect, and hard work. Her hobbies include snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, outdoor adventures, and travel.
Director of Operations
Nancy Nguyen has been with PRM for over five years and started in the Accounting Department. She has now transitioned over to Programs Manager where she oversees all PRM’s internal and external operations.
She’s currently working toward obtaining her real estate license to further her ability to assist potential clients and partners. She is also a licensed Notary Public.
Nancy is fluent in English and Korean. Outside the office, she enjoys spontaneous adventures and traveling.
Ana Judge is originally from Brazil, but has lived in the United States since 2014. She’s been with Pelican since 2017 assisting with various departments of the company to achieve their goals and overall mission.
Ana has a Bachelor’s degree in Management of Public Policies from the University of Sao Paulo and a certificate in General Business with a concentration in International Trade and Commerce from UCLA.
Ana is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. She worked for many years with the Brazilian government in the States of Sao Paulo and Brasilia, mostly in the security and education fields until she decided to transition to the private initiative and focus on her Administrative career.
Jr. Staff Accountant
Daisy Estrada graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Finance. At Cal State Fullerton, she was an active member of the Real Estate Association for the Centers for Real Estate. As a member, she gained an interest in realty management, which lead to her decision to join Pelican Realty Management in March 2021 and further pursue a career in realty management and accounting.
As a Jr. Staff Accountant, she applies her knowledge in Finance and Accounting to perform various tasks including journal entries, processing invoices and purchase orders, and assessing financial transactions for properties located in Arizona. Daisy is excited to be part of a growing team of hardworking staff who also encourage her values of dependability, responsibility, adaptability, and strong work ethic.
Currently, she strives to progress as an accountant. Her long-term goal is to secure a real estate license and further apply those skills with Pelican Realty Management.
After a hard day’s work, Daisy enjoys creating new food recipes and going on long hike adventures.
Jr. Staff Accountant
Precious is one of the newest additions to the PRM family. Before joining in early July 2021, she spent the previous 5 years devoting her time developing exceptional leadership, organizational, and analytical and problem-solving skills in retail management. As the newly promoted Jr. Staff Accountant for our Arizona properties, she ensures all expenses, financial reports, and all transactions pertaining to are being processed and documented accordingly in a timely manner.
Precious also assists our senior accounting department with the administering of all transactions for the company’s Quickbooks accounts. She has already made such a positive impact in the accounting department and works closely with her colleagues to achieve effectiveness in the company’s performance.
Precious loves to travel and enjoys all adventures big or small. She has loved her experience with PRM so far and is excited to see what the future brings.
Tonya is PRM’s Technical Manager who is actively involved in all new software technology PRM rolls out and plays an integral part in the implementation to secure a smooth and seamless integration. She continuously monitors these diverse software systems to ensure proper functionality.
She is directly involved in providing hands on training to new and existing employees across all departments and disciplines on accounting, software programs and business processes. Tonya is responsible for staying up to date on new software and technology in the industry and reports directly to the IT and HR representatives regularly.
Tonya is also responsible for responding to inbound staff inquiries via telephone, web and email communications. She helps guide PRM’s staff through software processes; providing administrative support, resolving staff and employee problems through research and troubleshooting.
Senior Asset Project Director
Leo comes with many years of skilled experience pertaining to asset project management. He is responsible for research and development of all new capital improvement projects as it relates to new deal concepts, building systems, materials, product selection, costs and building codes. Prepares conceptual budgets for the Development Team to assist with the due diligence process and distributes bid packages, reviews and evaluates bids and proposals from suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors, develops, negotiates, and approves contracts for selected contractors, sub-contractors, and other service providers needed to complete the project work. Conducts project site inspections to ensure all plans, specifications and subcontractor scopes of work are being adhered to, resolves issues and problems, and recommends, approves, and implements modifications to the project plans, as needed. Communicates with key business leaders to provide updates on the status of projects, provide feedback and address concerns, and plan specific actions as needed to ensure the on-time and on budget completion of the projects.
Michelle graduated from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She has always had the mindset of wanting to help others as much as she can, which is why she has always pursued a career pertaining to the medical field. As she got older, she learned that to be able to help people does not necessarily mean you need to be in the medical field. She discovered that helping others can be in many other career choices. She came into PRM with an open mind and now she could not be any happier.
Michelle is fluent in Chinese and English; she also learned Japanese for 4 years in high school. She enjoys the occasional baking/cooking on her time off. Michelle loves to learn new recipes for her family to try. Her favorite thing to make for her family are her brownie cookies that she recently learned how to make. On her free time, she also enjoys hiking, playing video games, detailing cars, and going on a food adventure.
Michelle very excited to be a part of the PRM family and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for her.
Elizabeth attended Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design. She has been with Pelican since Fall 2021. She provides support and assistance to the corporate accountants by performing various tasks with creating and editing financial documents, organizing the bookkeeping processes of the company, evaluating financial budgets and tracking expenses, draft and report financial presentations, and reconciling incoming and outgoing funds.
Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and English. She has participated in many extracurricular activities during her academic years (i.e., Yearbook, D.E.C.A., Environmental Science and Virtual Business). Elizabeth has a creative, positive spirit, and enjoys creating different forms of art such as graphic designing, freehand drawing, and using web-based platforms like Photoshop. She is family-oriented and cherishes her time with her friends; she values quality time with them and her two dogs, Olive and Sweet Pea. Her favorite thing to do is attending concerts, seeing her favorite bands, and long walks on the beach.
One of the many things she loves about PRM is her coworkers, she enjoys learning from them, and making them laugh. The positive work environment is something she appreciates the most; she is beyond grateful she gets to come to work every day with people who encourage her to grow and strive for more.
Elizabeth is very excited to grow with the Pelican team and cannot wait to see what the future holds for her.
Heidi DiCecca considers herself a “proud employee” of PRM, having been a part of the team for nearly 20 years. She oversees all PRM California properties as the Regional Property Supervisor. She is involved with developing and implementing a marketing plan for each asset to maximize traffic, assists in the development of annual business plans for each asset, providing projections for future income potential, expense planning and capital expenditures. She has vast knowledge of market conditions and competition in each market and sub-market to better manage asset profit potential.
Heidi is honored to work alongside such dedicated people, and proud to have been with PRM through so much growth over the years. She appreciates that the ownership provides its employees with the best tools for success.
When she’s not supervising properties, Heidi enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach, and enjoying the mountains.
Simone Martinez has been with PRM since 2015 and is the Regional Property Supervisor for Orange County, California.
Simone is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of multiple properties which include portfolio management, employee management, maintenance department administration, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
Simone comes with years of property management experience and is skilled in asset preservation and adhering to property level objectives.
She works diligently with her team to develop and implement individual business plans for each property that are specific to owner’s objectives.
Simone is proud to be a part of the PRM family and grateful for the opportunities and experience it has brought her.
In her off time, Simone enjoys quality time with her husband and attending musicals and plays with her daughter.