About Wesley Realty
When someone asks what our company does, our response is quick... you name it. In our business, we are called upon to perform many duties and respond to many different types of requests. We manage real estate, we manage people, we manage resources.
We are called upon to manage investment properties, lease and maintain apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial properties. We work with condominium associations to manage their buildings and guide them through the process of maintaining their asset. We work with property owners and provide advice that will enhance their investment. We work with residents in our apartments and tenants in our stores and offices to insure that they continue to remain in our buildings year after year. We recognize that at the end of the day, our residents and tenants represent the value we strive to attain in our properties.
We have been doing this since 1991 and believe that we are good at what we do.
Meet The Team:
Al Belmonte has been involved in the practice of real estate development and management for over thirty years. He formed Wesley Realty Group, Inc. in 1991 as a multidisciplinary real estate company engaged in the practice of property management, development, sales, leasing and appraisal. Prior to owning his own firm, Mr. Belmonte worked for a real estate company and a non-profit economic development corporation in Chicago. He received his B.S., in 1980, and M.S., in 1981, degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Mr. Belmonte is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois he is also a certified general real estate appraiser. He has developed a number of new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is a licensed general contractor in Chicago and Evanston. In addition to his professional affiliations, Mr. Belmonte is active in civic affairs through his role as past chairman and member of the Evanston Plan Commission, member of the Evanston Zoning Commission, the Evanston Historical Society, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston Property Owners Association, the Rogers Park Builders Group and Housing Options for the Mentally Ill in Evanston. He is married and lives in Evanston. He is an avid runner and cyclist, when his sore joints will allow.
Barbara Hudetz has worked in real estate for over twenty four years in Evanston. She began her real estate career in 1989 with a private real estate group and in 1991 she teamed up with Al Belmonte when he started his own firm, Wesley Realty Group, Inc. Barbara has worked in all aspects of real estate development, sales and management. As a licensed realtor, Barbara has represented buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of residential real estate. Most recently, she has focused on managing condominium associations in Evanston, Wilmette and Chicago. Along with her real estate license, Barbara also holds a Community Association Manager license. When she isn’t immersed in budgets and reports, Barbara loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren and traveling with her husband.
Jim Vocos has earned a BA in business management from Loyola University Chicago and obtained his Real Estate Brokers License and General contractors license since joining Wesley Realty in 2005. Additionally he is a CPM Candidate through IREM and is on track to complete his candidacy this year (2013). Jim is well versed in real estate sales, management and construction. Jim’s property management portfolio includes both residential and commercial accounts.
Beth Wegner has been with Wesley Realty for six years, and has played many different rolls. From receptionist, to condo property manager, to accounts receivable, she can’t think of any place she’d rather be (working). Hailing from the Northwest suburbs, graduating from North Park University on the North side of Chicago, Beth has gone from single to married to Mommy all while working for Wesley and has recently landed back in the Northwest suburbs with a family of her own. While the commute to Evanston can be tricky some days, there’s nothing like knowing you’re working for a great company alongside wonderful people.
Elvira Mehicevic has been with Wesley Realty Group for over fifteen years. Her main responsibility is overseeing accounts receivable. She has experience with commercial and residential property management. Elvira’s strength is problem solving. She is a team player and is well respected by her peers. She works as the liaison between building owners, management and tenants.
Will Melody has been a leasing and sales agent for Wesley Realty Group for the last eighteen years. During that time he has gained expertise in commercial leasing, commercial sales, residential leasing, and residential sales.
Mary Wangler was born into a large family of general contractors and interior designers, and assisted in the construction of several family homes. After working for 20 years in consumer product design and manufacturing, Mary made a natural transition into property management. Mary manages condominium and townhome associations in Highland Park, Wilmette, Evanston, and Chicago, and is a licensed Community Association Manager in the State of Illinois.
Oliver Wine obtained his BA in Economics from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL where he confirmed that a career in real estate was a natural fit for him. In 2009 he gained his first hands-on experience in the industry as he worked in the leasing office of a luxury high-rise multi-family building in Boston, MA. For the next two years, Oliver worked as an assistant property manager where he gained experience in management and development in Chicago’s north-side and surrounding suburbs. In January 2012, he joined the condominium division of Wesley Realty as a property manager. Oliver brings his strong commitment to customer satisfaction and in-depth knowledge of financial management to Wesley, and to all of the properties that he has the pleasure of managing. In 2012, Oliver obtained his Real Estate Broker license as well as a Community Association Manager license from the State of Illinois.
Melissa Gumiran graduated with her B.A. in English from Illinois State University, and joined Wesley Realty Group eight years ago. Starting out as secretary and then moving to Accounts Recievable where she still works today. Also handling the payroll for the satellite properties, she is willing to fill in wherever she is needed.
Jessica Colantuono has been with Wesley Realty Group for over four years. As a receptionist and a customer service natural, she ensures a positive first impression. Originally from the south suburbs, she now lives in Evanston and attends college. When she's not in the office, Jessica enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Rosemary Nielsen joined the Wesley Realty Group team in 2006. She learned the ins and outs of property management beginning as a receptionist at the front desk and now assists with condominium management. Rosemary graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in history and is happy to be able to work and contribute to the community where she lives. She and her husband raised their sons in Evanston and enjoy music, walks along the lakefront and being a part of such a diverse and vibrant community where there are always new things to learn and enjoy.
Yvonne Stachyra began her career back in 2008 as an onsite leasing agent for a property in the Northwest suburbs. She was discovered by Jim Vocos and has been with Wesley Realty Group since 2011. As a licensed agent, her passion, dedication and professionalism will put you at ease. Yvonne offers her experience and knowledge to guide you through the challenging process of leasing or buying a property. She measures her success by her clients complete satisfaction. Yvonne is married and enjoys spending her free time with three wonderful and rambunctious boys that always keep her on her toes.
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