Who We Are

Arizona Investment & Management (AIM)

Arizona Investment & Management (AIM),  is a full-service real estate management and brokerage company. Our primary focus is multifamily & commercial investment 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.

Mark Kaitz


Mark has been managing properties in Phoenix, since 2002. Mark is a fully licensed and accredited REALTOR ® in the state of Arizona. He moved to the valley in 2002 and acquired and operated a fifty-unit apartment building. A licensed broker in Massachusetts since 1980, Mark has bought, sold, and managed residential, industrial and commercial real estate for a wide range of Investor clients. A true “hands on” operator, his extensive knowledge of building mechanics and apartment renovation, coupled with close relationships with key vendors ensures quality and efficient work at the most reasonable cost. Mark is currently the Designated Broker for AIM.

Drew Gibson


Drew has been investing in Phoenix area real estate, since he relocated here in 1998. Drew is a fully licensed and accredited REALTOR ® in the state of Arizona.  Drew was first licensed in 1987, in California where he worked as a commercial real estate agent for CB Commercial Real Estate and has been an active investor and agent now for more than thirty years.  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 Arts, Urban Geography, with notable studies abroad, including semesters at Exeter College, Oxford, & American University in London.   Drew’s background includes ten years 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).

Steven Pratico

General Manager & Designated Broker

Steven has over 20 years experience in commercial real estate as an investor, designated broker, and property manager, and developer. Steven has great experience with 1031 Exchanges, Commercial Development, and Asset Repositioning.

Steven, a Chicago translate, located his family here in 2000 and started Investors Realty & Management, where he served as Owner and Designated Broker from 2000-2017.

His Experiences in Ownership, Management, Brokerage, and Development, are welcome additions to AIM and it’s clients. Steven hold both a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), and ACoM (Accredited Commercial Manager). Steven, a Chicago translate, located his family here in 2000 and started Investors Realty & Management, where he served as Owner and Designated Broker from 2000-2017.

His Experiences in Ownership, Management, Brokerage, and Development, are welcome additions to AIM and it’s clients.

Stephen Thompson

Stephen was born and raised in Arizona. He is a 3rd generation on his father side and a 4th generation on his mother side. He was educated at Arizona State University and hold under graduate degrees in American History and Real Estate. He also holds advanced degrees in Construction Management, MBA and Masters in Real Estate Development.

During school Stephen worked for the family business of residential rentals. He helped to oversee the renovation and sale of 14-unit complex and a 58-unit complex. He has been involved in the management of residential rentals for over 10 years.

After gradating from school, Stephen worked for several different REITS that bought, renovated and rented single-family homes all over the country. One of his duties was to work with the acquisitions team and determine what properties should be purchased then assessed renovation costs to maximize rent and return on investment.

Lilly Ponoran

Brokerage Sales Associate

Lilly began her career as a property manager and has been with AIM since its inception. Her first commitment is customer satisfaction. She has over ten years of experience in property management and in the real estate industry. Her customer service skills and attention to detail are important pillars upon which we build our business.

When Lilly became a REALTOR®, she naturally began servicing real estate clients with honesty, market knowledge, and accessibility, which in return gained great working relationships. Lilly is unmatched in listening to clients and negotiating on their behalf. Providing first-class service is her top priority.

In her spare time, Lilly can be found cheering for her favorite Arizona teams (the Cardinals, and Phoenix Suns). She is a devoted wife, a super mom to her son Justin, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

Rick Kehm

Brokerage Sales Associate

Rick has more than 30 years of professional experience in financial services and consumer products. His professional career has focused in the areas of technology and business management. He has been involved with the startup of several companies as well as a new technology venture. His primary focus is delivering client expectations and financial goals. Rick’s engineering background and rigorous fact finding skill set routinely exceeded expectations to world class companies in the fields of Insurance, Financial Services, Retail Banking, and Consumer Products. He has managed technical teams of over 160 highly skilled international professionals and annual operation budgets over $24 M.

When not engaged in business initiatives Rick enjoys outdoor activities that include mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, downhill skiing, and hunting. He moved to Arizona in 1997 from Iowa. Rick is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Rick is a full time licensed and accredited REALTOR® in the state of Arizona and leveraging his talents in commercial real estate sales.

Lauren Page


Lauren came to Arizona Investment and Management in 2016 with over 35 years of accounting experience covering a broad range of accounting areas.  Lauren’s passion is to help clients succeed by providing them with the most accurate accounting records possible so they can easily determine how their investments are performing.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from Liberty University.  When he’s not crunching numbers, Lauren enjoys spoiling his many grandchildren, traveling, reading, skiing and chess.

Lori Brady

Operations Manager

Jessica Rera



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