Al Belmonte, President. Al Belmonte has been involved in the practice of real estate development and management for over thirty-five 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. Mr. Belmonte is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. He is also a certified general real estate appraiser. He has extensive experience in property management, has developed projects in the Chicago Metropolitan Area including new construction and rehabilitation and is a licensed general contractor in Chicago and Evanston. He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology where he obtained a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. 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, a former 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. When not working, Al enjoys working out, running (when his knees allow), gardening and chasing his three grown children around the country.
Sara Fritz, Assistant Property Manager. Sara Fritz joined Wesley Realty at the beginning of 2018, bringing many years of customer service experience in hospitality and retail to the receptionist desk of the realty office. In her spare time she teaches yoga and enjoys playing Table Top Board Games.
Andrew Garza, Front Desk Coordinator. Andrew Garza joined Wesley Realty in June of 2019. Born in Texas and raised in Evanston, he brings with him over a decade of experience as a pastry chef, and retail store manager. In his off hours, he and his wife own an illustration company. He also plays ice hockey, enjoys spending time with his family, and can usually be found chasing after his 3 year old Corgi.
Melissa Gumiran, Accounting Department. Melissa Gumiran graduated with her B.A. in English from Illinois State University and joined Wesley Realty Group twelve years ago. Starting out as secretary and then moving to Accounts Receivable where she still works today. Melissa works with many of our vendors ensuring compliance with our financial reporting as well as tracking compliance with our insurance requirements for vendors and contractors. She has been involved in all aspects of the company assisting others as needed. When she is not working, Melissa enjoys traveling, gardening, reading and playing with her kitten.
Elvira Mehicevic, Accounting Department. Elvira Mehicevic has been with Wesley Realty Group for over twenty 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 our many residents. She is married and with her husband is raising two wonderful daughters.
Jeffrey Nichols, Facility Maintenance Supervisor. Jeffrey graduated with a BA in Humanities and Social Science from Shimer College. He joined our team in 2017 starting on the “front line” as our front desk person and quickly transitioned to his current position. With his past experience in customer service and community outreach, Jeffrey has become invaluable with his efforts in expediting the completion and follow through of work order requests from our many residents and coordinating contractors and vendors in our many locations. He has proven his ability as a team player to adapt, learn and utilize new methodologies to promote efficiency, understanding and care for the communities and residents he assists. When he is not working, Jeffrey enjoys literature, cats, cinema and writing.
Rosemary Nielsen, Ambassador-At-Large/Happiness Coordinator. After graduating from Northwestern University, Rosemary has enjoyed living, working and raising a family in Evanston. Her job title reflects the many years of experience she has with our company and the many roles she has played over the years. Primarily, she assists with accounting and works with all her colleagues, owners and condominium associations to keep their bank accounts reconciled, ensure that budgets are accurately and timely prepared and troubleshoots issues that may come up from time to time on financial reports. When not working, she loves to walk along the Evanston Lakefront, laughing, singing and reading with friends in her wonderful community. She makes coming to the office a pleasure for all of our employees.
Yvonne Stachyra, Leasing Agent and Broker. Yvonne Stachyra began her career in 2008 as an onsite leasing agent for a property in the Northwest suburbs. She joined 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 and managing a residential or commercial property, or, acquiring a residential or commercial property. She measures her success by her client's complete satisfaction. Yvonne is married and enjoys spending her free time with three wonderful and rambunctious boys that always keep her on her toes.