Ms. D'Elia joined the company in October of 2007 and has over 20 years of property management experience, having had responsibility for over 1.5MM square feet of commercial space and over 12,000 multifamily units. Ms. D'Elia has held senior management positions within locally and nationally known real estate companies, including Arnel, Oakwood Worldwide and The REMM Group.
Since joining Mesa, Ms. D'Elia has increased Mesa's active property management portfolio of units by 86%, and Mesa continues to grow under her leadership. Her experience includes apartment acquisitions, lease ups and redevelopments. She has divided her time equally in fee management and owner- managed assets during her career. Her leadership and communications skills have produced a proven track record in business development, sales and marketing, cost control and budget implementation.
Ms. D'Elia received her BA from California State Long Beach in 1988 and her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation in 1994. She is currently the President of IREM OC in 2013. She is a licensed California real estate professional, and a former member of the Southern California Leads Group. Her background includes acquisition consulting and expert witness testimony.
Ms. D'Elia served on the Board of Directors for Mercy House Transitional Living Centers for 14 years and continues to support her community via multiple philanthropic contributions.
Chief Financial Officer
Shawn Conerty has over 15 years of accounting and finance experience with ten years specifically in the real estate and construction industries. As the Corporate Controller of Herman Weissker, Inc., a full service public utility construction company, Mr. Conerty provided the accounting and finance expertise along with assisting in the strategic operating management that resulted in a growth in revenue from $45MM to $225MM during his years with the company.
Throughout his career, Mr. Conerty has amassed significant experience and knowledge in accounting, finance, property acquisitions and dispositions. He is currently managing a $200MM real estate portfolio and is responsible for all financial matters, cash flow management, project level financing and lender relationships. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Conerty spent five years with the Orange County office of BDO Seidman, LLP as an Audit Senior Associate where he successfully completed and received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. Mr. Conerty also earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with a Secondary Minor degree in Finance from Chapman University.
Jeanette Ruscitti, CPM
Senior Regional Manager
Jeanette Ruscitti joined Mesa Management in September of 2005. Ms. Ruscitti has 16 years of property management experience, including positions held as Regional Manager, Training and Administration Manager, Audit Manager, Office Manager, as well as multiple on-site management roles. Ms. Ruscitti has held management positions within locally and nationally known real estate companies: Wasatch Premier Communities, Trammell Crow Residential and currently with Mesa Management.
Ms. Ruscitti’s experience includes multifamily residential management, 55+ senior living communities, subsidized housing programs and condo conversions. Ms. Ruscitti received her BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1997, her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation in 2009 and her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from IREM in 2013.
LeeAnn Braun, ARM
LeeAnn Braun joined Mesa Management in April of 2008. She has over five years of field experience in property management. She began her career in property management as a Leasing Agent and was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager and then to Sr. Business Manager. For the past four years she has worked on-site at a variety of Mesa’s communities including Park Mesa Villas, Villa Buena, Piccadilly Square, Brooklake, and Woodland Village. While managing these properties, she achieved and exceeded occupancy goals and increased revenue across the board. In 2011 she was asked to join Mesa’s Mentor/Leadership program to help aid in the training of on-site associates. During her time with Mesa Management, she has achieved awards such as Leasing Associate of the Year, Most Valuable Player, Associate of the Year, and most recently Manager of the Year. She has successfully obtained her Real Estate License and ARM designation through IREM
Ariella Jones joined Mesa Management in June of 2006, and has over seven years of Property Management experience. Originally from Kansas, Ms. Jones held positions with Aspen Square Management. Aspen Square promoted and relocated Ms. Jones to southern California in 2005. After successfully increasing occupancy Aspen’s southern California holdings were sold, Ms. Jones moved to an on-site position with Mesa Management’s Inland Empire portfolio.
Before joining the Property Management industry, Ms. Jones studied Education and Psychology at Emporia State University and graduated Cum Laude. She earned a BS in Psychology and was a member of the Dean’s List and National Honor’s Society.
Ms. Jones’ experience includes Area Manager, Training and Development Manager, Field Trainer, Project Coordinator, and multiple on-site roles. She is also a member of the American Society for Training and Development and the Newport Beach Jaycees, an international leadership organization.
Laura Ramirez, ARM, CPM Candidate
Laura Ramirez joined Mesa Management in August of 2013. Ms. Ramirez has 25 years of property management experience, including positions held as Regional Manager, District Manager as well as multiple on-site management roles. Ms. Ramirez has held management positions within locally and nationally known real estate companies: Lincoln Properties, GMH Communities, BRE, Place Properties, Western National Group and currently with Mesa Management.
Ms. Ramirez experience includes multifamily residential management, student housing, 55+ senior living communities, subsidized housing programs, mixed-use buildings and new construction lease up. Ms. Ramirez received her Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) designation in 2006 and currently holds her real estate license since 2010. She is currently pursuing her CPM designation through IREM.
Frank Thorp joined Mesa Management in September of 2013. Mr Thorp has over 13 years of Property Management experience including positions held as Senior Manager, Executive Manager, Regional Manager, and has done consulting as an Asset Manager. Mr Thorp also has experience in training, marketing, and facility management. Mr Thorp has held management positions within locally and nationally known real estate companies: Arnel Management, Western National Group, The Irvine Company, and UDR. Mr Thorp has experience in managing real estate in the Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and San Diego markets. Mr. Thorp has had market success through clear strategies in increasing revenue, reducing cost, and spear heading customer service strategies in major markets.
Director of Maintenance
John Schutz brought his construction and customer service experience to G Companies in 2005 and joined Mesa Management in 2008. At G Companies, he established a customer service department for the single family homebuilding division, and moved on to project management in both single family home developments and multi-family apartment projects. Mr. Schutz oversees Mesa’s maintenance teams as well as its in-house CapX team. He is responsible for the direction of all phases of the larger capital improvement projects from concept to completion, including scope preparation, bidding, contract negotiation, quality control and accounting.
Prior to joining G Companies, John gained much of his construction experience owning and operating a general contracting company for 12 years. Centerline Construction of Orange County, California, specialized in property management and tenant improvement projects, but also dealt with room additions and full home remodels on the residential side.
Christina Danks joined the Mesa team in 2009 as Commercial Property Manager and she brings with her a wealth of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Mesa Management, Ms. Danks was a Project and Administrative Manager for G Companies and Cameo Homes for three years. Ms. Danks spearheaded many special projects involving reconciliation of liabilities with various municipalities, contract negotiations, entitlements, and served as liaison and legal research concerning CFD formation and municipal bond issues. While being responsible for managing the company’s banking relationships and account administration, Ms. Danks also served as Operations Manager for Groove Construction from 2005 to 2006. In this capacity Ms. Danks managed all facets of the company’s operations, from accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, staff training and contract negotiation and administration.
Prior to joining Groove, Ms. Danks spent five years as a team member of a ministry based in Hong Kong. Her work was supporting staff focused on the socio-economic development of the minority people groups in Mainland China.
Director, Human Resources
Donna Radack joined Mesa Management in July of 2013. Ms. Radack has over 20 years of experience in the areas of payroll management, benefit administration, employee life-cycle processing and human resources management. Ms. Radack has worked in a Director position in a variety of Orange County based businesses and industries including Steelcase (Seal Furniture franchisee), OptionEase/ Solium Capital, Hometown National Bank and Taco Bell.
Ms. Radack has a proven ability to identify problems, determine cause and create effective resolutions. She has a solid background as an established employee/employer advocate for problem resolution and strives to maintain a positive, productive and legally compliant work environment free of harassment and discrimination. Ms. Radack attended California State University Fullerton and is currently working towards obtaining her PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification. Ms. Radack is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Professionals in Human Resource Association and National Human Resource Association.
Brittney Kim joined Mesa Management in April of 2011. She has over four years of field experience in property management. Before joining the Property Management industry, Ms. Kim studied Community Relations and Political Science at Michigan State University.
Mrs. Kim began her career in property management working in the field as a Leasing Agent and was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager and then to Business Manager. For the past two years she has worked on-site at a variety of Mesa's communities including Palm Island, Villa Buena, and Park Mesa.
In 2011 she received the Rookie of the Year award and in 2012 was asked to join Mesa's elite Policy and Procedure team to help aid with the Operations and Procedures Manual and Exhibits. Mrs. Kim's passion for sharing her knowledge and her commitment to excellence made her the ideal candidate for Mesa's Training Manager. Mrs. Kim has added tremendously to the training of all Mesa's Associates. She is pursuing her Real Estate License.