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Meet the Team

We have been in business since 1985 and pride ourselves as leaders in our local real estate market and the property management community. We are active members of community and stay current on the latest property management industry trends.

JENNIFER MITCHELL » MBA, Realtor, Property Management Master
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Work Experience

Asset Manager for The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, often abbreviated as Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads and landholders in the United States, AT&SF railroad lines are located throughout the West from Chicago Illinois to Los Angeles and San Diego, California. The railroad officially ceased operations on December 31, 1996, when it merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway. Ms. Mitchell, as one of the Directors of Real Estate for the railroad, was responsible for the Asset Management of the land grants acquired by the railroad in 1860’s, including but not limited: industrial buildings and parks, shopping centers, and housing, and acquisition development and the sale of properties.

Asset Manager and Property Manager for Deuel International Group Inc., (DIGs). Over the last 16 years, as Vice President of DIG;s Property and Asset Management, Ms. Mitchell has been involved in the asset management of DIG”s projects located in California and Hawaii. See list of DIG’s projects. Ms. Mitchell became the Asset Manager of The Financial Center, a four-story office building containing 120,000 square feet of general and medical office space. This project was acquired from an illiquid partnership containing over 100 investors. Initially when project was transferred to DIG, DIG, become the General Partner to take this project through Chapter 11 reorganization and a negotiated new refinance scheme. This projected was repositioned in the market place and operated for period of 10 years before being sold at substantial profits. For each DIG investment project handled by Ms. Mitchell, as Asset Manager, she was involved in early in the acquisition process, evaluating the property's physical condition, reviewing the existing leases, and, if appropriate, arranging for a transition to a new property manager. Ms. Mitchell responsibilities included but not necessary limited to:

  • Create annual operating and capital plans and monitor financial performance
  • Select and manage local third-party property managers and leasing agents. DIG’s seeks to select the best third-party property managers and leasing agents within each market. The asset manager retains ultimate decision-making control at the asset level through the approval of annual budgets, leases, and capital expenditures
  • Oversee the detailed operation of each property with special emphasis on leasing, tenant relations, preventive maintenance, fire-life safety systems, code compliance, environmental conditions and energy conservation.
  • Ensure that competitive position within the marketplace is maintained.
  • Conduct an annual hold/sell analysis to maximize returns to our clients.
  • Create and implement a strategic plan for the disposition of each property, when appropriate.
  • Provide annual operational report to all investors and handle all investor inquiries for information and documentation.
  • Coordinated the filling of all Federal and State Tax returns.
  • Coordinated all distributions of project cash flow to the Investors.

Education

  • MBA, University of Chicago - Marketing, Finance and Project Management
  • B.S., Carnegie Mellon University - Project and Corporate Management
  • Stanford University – Property and Asset Management
  • Northwestern University – Marketing, Finance and Organizational Management

CA DRE Lic. #02044941 Sales Associate

Magnum Asset International Network (MAIN) CA DRE Lic. #00336342 858.261.0032 Jmitch@MAIN-PM.COM
THEODORE DEUEL » MBA, CCIM, CIPS, Financial Engineer™
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Theodore (Ted) Deuel, MBA, CCIM, CIPS. has over 35 years of real estate brokerage sales/leasing/US and international investment/financial analysis all types of commercial properties. Mr. Deuel is discipline in business/project planning; commercial sales and leasing; property development; mortgage origination and banking; business acquisition; and, equity and debt joint ventures. Mr. Deuel was an executive/real estate pension fund manager for a series of blind poll real estate investments funds, owned by corporate employee benefits plans; state and government pension plans; and, Taft Hartley plans.

Ted is a developer of commercial real estate projects including: regional and neighborhood shopping centers; industrial parks and buildings; and multi-residential/apartments, and office parks and buildings. Mr Deuel is a specialist in real property workouts, bankruptcy, Chapter 11 reorganization of real property corporations. As the CEO, CFO, Director of Operations, and Program/Project Manager, Mr. Deuel has had the Profit and Loss responsibility for a series of startup and small cap companies in real estate brokerage, property/portfolio management , investment, syndications and project development and consulting. Since 1990, Mr. Deuel is President of Deuel International Group, Inc, a full service commercial real estate services company.

Education

  • MBA - UNIVERSITY OF SANTA CLARA - Finance
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - STANFORD UNIVERSITY
  • ADVANCED ENGINEERING STUDIES for Doctorate - STANFORD UNIVERSITY
  • EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL OPERATIONS – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
Keller Williams - Carlsbad CA DRE Lic. #01417209 Corporate CA DRE Lic. #00336342 Broker Associate

KW Commercial of Southern California www.KWCommercialSC.com

President, Deuel International Group, Inc. CA DRE #0126369
KUNIO KIKUCHI »
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Kunio Kikuchi has 30 years of international business development, general management, and start ups experience in real estate and financial business, enabling direct access to Japanese corporate, individual investor, and affluent-consumer customers.

  • Kunio Kikuchi is Founder/CEO of Sekai Holdings Co., Real Estate Investment Advisory and International Business Management Consulting Company established in 2016.
  • Before current role, he was leading prepaid and travel payments group of American Express International, as Vice President & GM of Japan and Asia Pacific for 9 years, followed by his role of Alliances/Partnerships as Director of Consumer group of American Express. He also played a sponsorship role of Diversity and Inclusion committee to inspire company’s engagement & inclusion culture.
  • Before joining American Express in 2000, he worked for Recruit Cosmos Co. , Leading Japanese developer as Head of Real Estate Workout Services in Tokyo and Recruit Cosmos USA as VP/CFO in Los Angeles. In this business, Recruit Cosmos has strategic alliances with Deuel International Group for 10+ years.
  • In 2016, Sekai Holdings became the official strategic partner of Deuel International Group Inc., headed by Theodore Deuel, CCIM in the US.
  • He serves official business advisory role for Custom Media Corporation – International media/PR agency, Coach A Corporation – the largest executive coaching firm worldwide, and SAS Dragon Tokyo Corporation – a subsidiary of HK supply chain management company.

Education and Certifications

  • Kunio holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Operations Research from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo Japan.
  • He is Certified International Property Specialist Instructor (CIPS) assigned by NAR
  • He is Certified US Real Estate Consultant Instructor assigned by NAR
  • He is Certified Real Estate Notary in Japan, assigned by Tokyo Government.
  • He is Certified Leadership Coach by Foundation of Global Life Learning Center.
  • He enjoys marathon, soccer, and surfing in his weekend. He is located in Tokyo with his wife and has a son in Hiroshima.
NICOLE FIERST » Controller

Work Experience

Nicole has over 10 years as the Controller of Deuel International Group, Inc., Realty International Group, LLC of Hawaii, and MAIN. Nicole is currently accountable for MAIN’s accounting operations, including production of financial reports, maintenance of the property management system of accounting records, supervision of accounting personal, maintenance of a comprehensive set of controls design to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the Company’s reported results, and ensure that reported results comply with general accepted accounting principles, GAP. Nicole is responsible to maintain the documented systems of accounting procedures, oversees the operations of accounting department, including all property management accounts, oversees the operations of subsidiary corporations / LLC’s including control systems, transactions-processing operations and policies and procedures.

Education

  • Master of Education, William Woods University, Business, Finance
  • BA, Virginia Intermont College, Business, Finance

CA DRE Lic. #01247893
Oregon Brokers Lic. #200408038
COREY MITCHELL » Director of Maintenance

10+ years’ experience in maintenance management role responsible for the overall maintenance and customer service of Real Estate properties. Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the make ready of all company’s property units for new-move- ins and repairs for move-outs. Set up system to take care of emergencies/on call.
  • Oversee installation, repairs and upkeep of the company's property including mechanical systems, appliances, structures, buildings, roofs, machinery, electrical, heating, plumbing and air-conditioning work, painting, and drywall repair.
  • Schedule, train, supervise and motivate employees for the company’s maintenance department.
  • Implement safety programs for maintenance department staff.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications, and schematics.
  • Estimate and prepare maintenance proposals for clients by providing detail job costing of areas that require repair and/or modification.
  • Compile reports and gather information for contracts, bids and proposals related to the real estate properties’ repairs or improvements. Handle the bid process, awards, and monitoring of scheduled repairs.
  • Coordinate work performed by outside vendors.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts, including electrical, hydraulic, thermodynamic and mechanical systems.
  • Ensure system for efficient repair schedules and review repair cost estimates.
  • Control and monitor inventory of all company’s properties.
  • Ensure that all company’s maintenance vehicles are cleaned, fueled and in proper working order.
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills- able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Set up schedules for routine preventive maintenance, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, walls, and other parts of company buildings under management.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Compile reports and information for contracts, bids and proposals related to the real estate properties’ repairs and improvements. Handle bid process, awards, and monitoring.
  • Coordinate work performed by outside vendors.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering concepts, including electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Ensure system for efficient repair schedules and review repair cost estimates.
  • Control and monitor inventory of all company’s properties.
  • Ensure that all company’s maintenance vehicles are cleaned, fueled and in proper working order.
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills- able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively
  • Set up schedules for routine preventive maintenance, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, walls, and other parts of company buildings under management.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Education

  • MecMechanical Engineering – University of CA, San Marcos
SEAN FIERST » Director of Communications

Since July 2003, Sean has been the Marketing Communications Director for Deuel International Group, Inc. and serves as MAIN’s Director of Communications. Sean specialties are:

  • Marketing
  • Business/Product Development
  • Multimedia Design
  • Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Page Layout
  • Web Design
  • SEO
  • Project Management
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia Design
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Web Marketing/Analytics
  • Visual Presentations
  • Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Ecommerce
  • Marketplace/Amazon (AMS) Marketing

Sean is setting forth an integrated new Business Communication Program to make MAIN, the #1 Recognized Property Management Company in the Pacific Region of the United States. Sean will oversee communications within MAIN and represent MAIN to the public. Sean possess strong writing, editing, and public speaking and leadership skills, along with the ability to work with other MAIN employees.

Education

  • BA, Communications, Journalism- Washington State University
  • Communications, New Media - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Communications - Central Washington University
JACK RUNKE » CPA

I have been in public accounting since 1982 and received my CPA license in 1984. In January of 1990, I began my own practice in Encino California with my partner, Surinder Singh. We operated under the name of Runke & Singh, Certified Public Accountants until 2017 when we decided to practice as individual firms. I have a variety of clients in Orange and San Diego County including wholesale distributors in electronics, real estate, franchise restaurant chains, auto dealerships and construction contractors. My engagements with them have ranged from day-to-day accounting, government compliance, tax preparation, audits, reviews, compilations, projections, foreign entities, management, internal control, and consulting work. I have been the CPA for Deuel International, Group, Inc. and its subsidiary companies since 1990.