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.
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.
Melissa Gumiran graduated with her B.A. in English from Illinois State University, and joined Wesley Realty Group. Starting out as secretary and then moving to Accounts Payable where she still works today. Also handling the payroll for the satellite properties, she is willing to fill in wherever she is needed.
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.
Nicole Palmer has been in property management for over 10 years. She has moved back home to Chicago from Los Angeles, where she was most recently a Community Manager. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors bachelor degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Nicole holds her Community Association Manager (CAM) license.
Megan McConnell is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. Her real estate experience includes working as a property manager in both residential and commercial management, and working as a licensed real estate broker at an international brokerage house. She received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Loyola University, Chicago. Megan is a licensed Community Association Manager (CAM) in the State of Illinois.
Diane Burge has been involved in various real estate activities for over 25 years including residential & commercial property leasing, sales, and management. She also has a background in residential and commercial lending as a result of having served as an officer at a local community bank. She holds or has held a Real Estate Broker’s License in Illinois, a CPM (Certified Property Manager) and ARM (Accredited Residential Manager) designation through IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), and a BA degree from the University of Michigan. She has served as a director for the Wilmette Chamber of Commerce and is active with a local Optimist Club where she chairs their Scholarships and Grants Committee and runs an annual golf tournament for 10-18 year olds on the North Shore.
Ben Klaus entered the real estate market after earning his BA from Moody Bible Institute. He learned the business through leasing in the city of Chicago, but quickly realized that his passion was to help maintain desirable communities and create long-lasting relationships with the homeowners who lived there through property management. Since joining the team in September of 2015, he has proven his ability to manage well through organization, attention to detail, and aptitude to go above and beyond what is expected. When not at work, Ben enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing music, and golfing. Ben is also a community member of the Local School Council for the Sullivan High School in Rogers park. He holds the scretary position.
Kara Holzapfel graduated from Northwestern University in 2010 with a BA in music and joined Wesley Realty Group in 2016, where she now assists with condominium management in the payables/receivables department. Kara has lived in Evanston for 10 years and enjoys investing in the local community.
Kimber Infante is an assistant property manager at Wesley Realty Group. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in History. She has past experience with property management and enjoys assisting in the day to day needs of condo management.
Alexa Hand, CMCA. With experience as an association Board member and President, Alexa brings real-life knowledge of community living and decision-making to her position. She leverages her experience as a marketing and public relations director to assist Board of Directors with effective communications to community residents. Alexa holds the Certified Manager of Community Association designation. And has a M.A. from the University of Chicago.
Lisa Simone, CMCA. Lisa began her real estate career as an on-site residential manager and has over 20 years of experience focusing on client services. She has worked for both publicly traded and privately held organizations serving real estate clients in public accounting, pension fund investments, joint ventures, and third-party management. Lisa grew up in Vail, Colorado and attended Colorado State University before settling in Evanston and graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS in Accounting and becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, cheering her son on in a variety of sporting events, and exploring the countryside by bicycle or motorcycle.
Minnie Porter has worked in the property management industry for the last 10 years. Her experience includes working with the homeless, and those with severe mental challenges. One of her passions is helping others and she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
Melissa Swets joined the Wesley Realty team in September of 2017. She brings several years of customer service and bookkeeping experience from her previous work as a medical biller and receptionist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, gardening and reading.