Our Team

Arizona Investment & Management LLC

Arizona Investment & Management LLC is a full-service real estate management and brokerage company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Our primary focus is multi-family & commercial investment property management and sales. By combining the strength of diverse overlapping services, we offer the apartment investor unique insight to increase values, maximize cash flow, and secure their assets through various cycles in real estate. Collectively, our team has over 100 years experience in the real estate industry – providing clients with sound property investment opportunities in the Metro Phoenix area. Learn more about our property management and brokerage team below.

Drew Gibson

Principal

Drew Gibson is a fully licensed and accredited REALTOR ® in the state of Arizona and has been an active investor and agent for more than thirty years. Drew was first licensed in California in 1987 where he worked as a commercial real estate agent for CB Commercial Real Estate.  Prior to founding Arizona Investment & Managment, LLC, Drew held the position of Vice President Marketing for Preferred Community Management, where he oversaw operations and management of over one million square feet of Class A, commercial retail property.  Drew’s education includes degrees from Marymount (Liberal Studies), University of California Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Arts) Urban Geography, with notable studies abroad, including semesters at Exeter College, Oxford, & American University in London. Drew’s background includes a decade as an executive with Apple Computer, Inc., as Senior Executive, Education, where he was responsible for over $90 million in education technology solutions for State and Local school systems throughout the Western United States, and received the distinguished Apple Laureate Award for his service.  Drew is trilingual (English, Spanish, and Fishing).

Alexis Stevens

Designated Broker

Alexis is a native of Phoenix, with over twenty years of real estate experience in multi-family, single family and student housing. A Realtor since 2004, she obtained her broker’s license in 2015. She is highly skilled and loves to assist her clients and tenants alike, seeing great honor in providing a roof overhead for great families. Her goal is to secure good residents, minimize expenses and maximize profits.
When not at work, she enjoys walking parks with her dog, road trips and often volunteers as cook for the needy at various charities. We think she’s amazing.

Alejandra Valenzuela

Accounting and Office Manager

Alejandra Valenzuela joined Arizona Investment & Management LLC in 2017 as our Corporate Receptionist. Since day one she has strived for growth within the company to ensure every task she undertakes is completed to the highest standard. Her background includes working with U.S. Border Patrol & Customs, as a Licensed Insurance Agent, as well as alongside well-respected Lawyers as a Bilingual Paralegal and Notary Public in Arizona.

As Accounting and Office Manager, Alejandra assists in providing organizational excellence at our Corporate Office. With the dozens of properties we manage, one of her main priorities is to maintain positive relationships with tenants and to make their residency a welcoming and professional experience.

Kevin C. Kinslow (Casey)

Chief Financial Officer

Casey Kinslow received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from UCLA, graduating in three years, Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his CPA license after graduating, leaving public accounting to pursue an interest in the private sector. He has served as Controller and Chief Financial Officer, for private and public real estate companies. He brings over 40 years of experience in real estate, a career that includes development of property, acquisitions, dispositions, financing and work-out solutions for problem projects.

Casey is most proud of the period from 2000-2010, during which he and his wife, Jan, founded and operated a community Educational and Recreational community center for children of all ages. During this time, they were successful in mentoring hundreds of children, many of whom continue to be in their lives. An advocate for children, Casey has served on numerous youth sports boards and community groups.

Maria Romo

Property Manager

Maria, our multi-tasking bilingual community manager, joined Arizona Investment & Management LLC in 2016.
She started her journey at 18 in the payroll/customer service department of a staffing agency and was rapidly promoted to branch and operations manager. Here she was involved in HR, payroll, AP/AR, staffing and marketing – a very fast paced career!
An opportunity to train and become a paralegal followed which she took and specialized as a lead bankruptcy paralegal.
With 10 years in the property management industry, Maria has diverse experience in multi-family, LHITC, tax credit, affordable housing, public housing and conventional.
She started with us as a portfolio manager and moved to a community manager where she has been managing The Enclave for almost 4 years. In this role she is involved with leasing and collections, unit turns and is also in charge of her own team, rehabbing entire property for the second time. It’s fast paced and there is never a dull moment!
In her free time, she loves to hang out with the kiddos, lounge at home and loves going to the beach in the summer…even if it’s just for the weekend.

Claudiu Florea

Portfolio Manager

Claudiu has an extensive professional background in Sales and Management. He began his real estate career in 2005 and since then has helped numerous clients to purchase, sell, lease and manage their properties.
“As a Realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and I strive to ensure that the home buying/ selling/ property renting process is fun, easy and stress-free. My clients can count on me any time of day when they have a question or concern.”
In his spare time, Claudiu enjoys spending time with his family – fishing, working on his car, always trying to learn something new.

Dariel Hunter

Portfolio Manager

After working in Property Management for nearly 10 years, Dariel took the next career step and become a real estate agent. Her high commitment to education, and mentorship by several of the most highly acclaimed real estate coaches in the industry, have resulted in her gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge in her field.

Dariel is driven by a strong work ethic, ensuring the needs and goals of clients are always exceeded. Former clients have described her as dedicated, prompt and accommodating. She is a member of the WeServe Association of Realtors and the National Realtors Association.

In her leisure time, Dariel enjoys spending time with family at cookouts, festivals and jump parks. She also enjoys traveling to new places, staying fit, and giving back to the community – something that is very important to her as she’s a firm believer of paying it forward.

Leopoldo Junior Contreras

Property Manager

JJ Mihalovich

Accounting and Administration

Deborah Green

Marketing/Communications

Brokerage Team

Rick Kehm

Real Estate Advisor

Rick specializes in multifamily investments, retail leasing/sales, and light industrial leasing/sales. He works with sellers and buyers locally, from out of state and Canada to successfully fulfill client’s financial goals. His background in business and information technology management as well as commercial and industrial construction provides his clients a unique knowledge base in commercial Real Estate. He has been involved with the startup of several companies as well as a new technology venture. Rick’s has the business experience, engineering background and Real Estate knowledge that brings value to his clients. Rick has excellent relationships with other experts covering title, 1031 exchange, property management, financing, and cross-border ownership.
When not engaged Real Estate initiatives Rick enjoys outdoor activities that include mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, downhill skiing, and upland hunting. He moved to Arizona in 1997 from Iowa. Rick is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Rick is a full time licensed and accredited REALTOR® in the state of Arizona.

Jody Ann Laport

Senior Commercial Advisor

We are delighted to welcome Jody Ann Laport to join our skilled team of investment advisors.
Jody has been in commercial real estate brokerage for over 30 years. Originally from Chicago and in search of sunshine and blue skies, she relocated to Los Angeles and began her real estate career in 1984. Initially focusing on multifamily properties, she expanded into retail properties and proceeded to represent not only landlords but also retailers and restauranteurs, both nationwide and in Canada.
After returning to Chicago in 2008 she became a resident of Florida in 2011. In early 2020 she relocated back west to Scottsdale where she now resides, and is a full time licensed and accredited REALTOR® in the sunny state of Arizona.

Throughout her career, she has been active in multiple major US markets and presently maintains real estate licenses in California, Florida and Arizona. With many years of experience and expertise under her belt, Jody is looking forward to a very successful career in one of the hottest real estate markets in the USA!

Drew Gibson

Principal

Drew Gibson is a fully licensed and accredited REALTOR ® in the state of Arizona and has been an active investor and agent for more than thirty years. Drew was first licensed in California in 1987 where he worked as a commercial real estate agent for CB Commercial Real Estate.  Prior to founding Arizona Investment & Managment, LLC, Drew held the position of Vice President Marketing for Preferred Community Management, where he oversaw operations and management of over one million square feet of Class A, commercial retail property.  Drew’s education includes degrees from Marymount (Liberal Studies), University of California Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Arts) Urban Geography, with notable studies abroad, including semesters at Exeter College, Oxford, & American University in London. Drew’s background includes a decade as an executive with Apple Computer, Inc., as Senior Executive, Education, where he was responsible for over $90 million in education technology solutions for State and Local school systems throughout the Western United States, and received the distinguished Apple Laureate Award for his service.  Drew is trilingual (English, Spanish, and Fishing).

Arizona Investment & Management LLC

Professional Real Estate Services
AZ LICENSE: LC645202000

2720 E. Thomas Road, Suite B270
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 277-7368
Drew Gibson | Principal
Email: drew@aimlease.com

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

Arizona Investment & Management is proud to be affiliated with the following industry organizations:

Arizona Multi-Housing Association
5110 N. 44th St. Ste. L160
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 224-0135

National Apartment Association
201 N. Union St. Ste. 200
Alexandra, VA 22314
(602) 224-0135

Phoenix Association of Realtors
5033 N. 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 246-1012

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