Mike Kumelski began his real estate career following study at Arizona State University where he studied Business Management and Administration. Throughout his career at other local brokerage houses, Mike completed transactions of approximately 7 million square feet of existing and new retail shopping centers encompassing more than 900 transactions on behalf of landlords as well as representing tenants. Mike is the recipient of several awards including Broker of the Year award at Trammel Crow Company in 2003 and has held several leadership positions on committees for ICSC. He was also the Western Division Chair for the ICSC Next Generation program.
Originally, from the East Coast, John Palmieri moved to the Valley to attend Arizona State University. John began his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch. During his six years with the firm, John developed his skills in formulating complex solutions to protect and grow clients’ wealth. Always having had an interest in Real Estate, John made a career change and went to work for a local residential developer/builder. During his nine years with the company, John was involved in all aspects of land acquisition, development, and construction, with a primary focus in sales and marketing, closing more than $100 million in custom homes. The recent economic downturn in the housing industry has led John to the next natural step in his career, Commercial Real Estate. John is ecstatic about joining the De Rito Partners’ Inc. Team and putting his unique skills set to work.
Gordon Heckaman is a new member of the De Rito organization and will focus on project leasing. He brings with him experience in property management and shopping center operations and was responsible for more than one million square feet of retail properties. Gordon has been involved with numerous other business endeavors including over fifteen years in the entertainment and music Industries. As one of the industries premier percussionists, he has been involved with both recording and touring and can be heard on many albums. Gordon is an Arizona native who grew up in a real estate environment and is dedicated and eager to learn the business. He is a current member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
We are very excited to have Mike, John and Gordon join our Team.