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 Colleen P. Kelly, President, Broker (BRE#: 01036139)

 

Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada Colleen is a longtime resident of Claremont and the surrounding area. A graduate of Bonita High School (La Verne), Colleen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English Literature (from Cal-State San Bernardino and Chapman University, respectively). Her professional experience prior to founding Smart Property Services, Inc. includes working for General Dynamics, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, and the Rialto Unified School District. Colleen has been involved in the local real estate arena first as a property owner and later as an agent, and broker. She has personally been managing properties since 1978. Her varied business experience coupled with excellent customer service skills and first-hand experience uniquely qualify Colleen to advice owners and tenants as to the specifics of property management, real estate and vacation rentals. In her spare time, Colleen volunteers in her granddaughter Madison's classroom, crochets, and loves to swim. 

 

James Caponigro, Vice President, Realtor (BRE#: 01144533)

 

During his career, Jim has served first in industry and then in private, post-secondary education.  While in the private sector the bulk of his time was spent in high technology-driven services-related industries working in various design, operations, planning and sales-related capacities both at the management and project level.  Jim holds graduate degrees from UCLA and Cal-Poly, Pomona.  Involved in real estate related activity since 1987, Jim now runs the day-to-day Operations side of Smart Property Services, Inc. (SPSI).  Over the years Jim has gained experience working with homeowner associations, boards, and community management companies.  He is personally active in two (2) local HOAs at the management level.   

 

 Stacey Caponigro, Property Manager, Realtor (BRE#: 01934812)

 

Stacey Caponigro began her career with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as a bank teller and quickly rose through the organization holding a variety of positions including management of an office in the Inland Empire.  While in banking she gained a greater understanding for customer service, business development, finance, sales and marketing. A native of Southern California, her passion for real estate began at a young age observing her parents invest in real estate.  In 2012, Stacey pursued her dream and joined her parents at their property management and real estate company, Smart Property Services, Inc. She brings a new perspective to the business, enjoys assisting clients with maintaining profitable investments, keeping a close eye on the real estate market, rehabbing properties, providing quick responses, and maintaining the highest quality of service.  Further, Stacey is always current on new laws and changes in the real estate and property management industries through continuing education, and application of her knowledge.  Stacey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of La Verne, is a licensed Realtor with the Citrus Valley Board of Realtors (CVAR), and a certified property manager through the California Apartment Association of the Greater Inland Empire (AAGIE). In addition to her career she also enjoys traveling, photography, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

Risa Amato, Accountant

 

Risa graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1996 with a degree in Accounting, passed all four parts of the CPA exam on the first try and in the past has worked in the accounting field with audits and taxes.  She now maintains books for her own clients to provide crystal clear Financial Statements: Profit and Loss, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements.  She has worked in the loan processing and real estate broker industry as well as she ran family owned restaurants in La Verne and Claremont, including the well-known Podge’s Claremont Juice Co. in downtown Claremont from 1996 – 2011.  She has worked in the property management field since 2011 and enjoys the industry and working with Smart Property Services.  Their individual attention to every property, owner, tenant and vendor is exactly what each individual deserves and she enjoys helping them achieve this high level of customer service.  She also enjoys her husband and four children, live music and social dancing.