About Us & Our Team
We have been in business since 1967 and have been managing residential properties in Oregon for over 40 years! We perform this service for over 1000 single family, commercial, multi-unit and small apartment communities all around Oregon. We are open 5 days a week with a full time staff, bookkeeping department and experienced property managers for your convenience.
To provide a full range of property management services to owners of residential and commercial properties that result in selecting a qualified tenant, securing the highest rent and insuring the structure/grounds are maintained in a safe and proper condition.
Jim McNeeley , Principal/Owner
or 503.292.8125 ext 101
I grew up in Astoria, OR. After graduating from Astoria High in 1962, I attended Clatsop College for 2 years and then 1 year each at the University of Oregon and Portland State University where I received my salesman's license in 1967 and went to work for my father. In the fall 1967 I moved to the big city (Portland) and started work for Bucher Realty, whose offices were located in the exact spot where Jim McNeeley Real Estate and Property Management, Inc. now stands.
During my time with Bucher Realty I was promoted to Branch Manager and was then hired by Pete Wilson Realty as their Residential Sales Manager. In the early 70's I started out on my own by opening Jim McNeeley Real Estate and Property Management, Inc. in the Beaverton Mall, and soon thereafter opened a branch office in Milwaukie as well. When the real estate market crashed in the early 80's and almost bankrupted every real estate company, I was fortunate enough to be hired on by the Veteran's Administration as their Property Manager. They only paid $5 a month per house, but over the years,I managed and sold nearly 1000 VA repos. As things got better in the late 80's, I moved to the Cedar Hills Shopping Center for a few years.
Jim McNeeley Real Estate and Property Management, Inc. is now located in the spot where Bucher Realty was formerly located in Cedar Hills. Fortunately there will be no more relocating because I was recently able to purchase the building and we plan on staying here forever. I opened our property management department in the late 80's with only one other real estate agent and a few houses. We have now grown to have a property management staff of 17 and we manage about 1000 residential and commercial properties all over NW Oregon. On the sales end of things, at last count, we have sold houses in over 70 different cities in Oregon. Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management Inc. is a member of 3 multiple listing services which include; Portland RMLS, Oregon Coast MLS and Willamette Valley MLS. I feel very fortunate to have been able to maintain a successful business throughout the years and look forward to many more to come. When not selling or managing real estate, I enjoy golfing at the Astoria Country Club, and fishing and clam digging on the Oregon Coast where my family has a vacation home on Cullaby Lake.
Meet Our Team
Michelle Hayes, Principal Broker/Property Manager
or 503.292.8125 Ext. 103
Michelle is a Principal Broker, Certified Short Sale HAFA Specialist, CRIS (Certified Residential Investment Specialist) and Multi-Million Dollar producer and very involved in the real estate community. Michelle started in the real estate business working in customer service at Pacific NW Title in 1997. After moving on to work for 2 top producers in the Beaverton area Michelle became a licensed Realtor at Equity Group (later Remax Equity Group). She was offered a position at Jim McNeeley Real Estate in 2002 and made the switch to work both Property Management and Real Estate Sales. Michelle and Kyle created the "Hayes Team" in 2006. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and currently lives in Tigard, Oregon a suburb of Portland with their 3 beautiful daughters and one handsome little boy. For fun, the Hayes Team likes to BBQ on their Traeger, take their kids hiking on the gorgeous trails Oregon has to offer, golf as much as possible and head to their beach house in Lincoln City. Dream it. Find it. Love it!
Call the Hayes Team to ask about their full range of real estate services to help you get an edge on your future today! www.hayesteam.com Dream it. Find it. Love it!>
Katie McNeeley, Property Manager/Broker
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 106
Katie McNeeley has been with Jim McNeeley Real Estate since 2004, and has handled many different facets of the business, currently as a licensed broker and property manager. Working in various areas of the company gave Katie an extensive knowledge of the daily aspects of property management. She is a member of PMAR and an active member of NARPM (the National Association of Residential Property Managers), currently serving on the board as the 2017 President. Katie was born in Boston, grew up in the Midwest, and obtained her degree in Rhetoric and Professional Communication in 2002 from Iowa State University. She made the move to Oregon in 2003 and is married to Mark McNeeley. They work together as a team in managing a portfolio of homes and assisting their clients in the sales and purchases of their homes. They live in NW Portland with their daughters, Riley and Samantha, and their black lab, Gracie. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with family, reading, seeing live music, and traveling (especially back to the Midwest to see her family).
Kyle Hayes, Broker/Property Manager
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John Delong, Principal Broker/Property Manager
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John is a Principal Real Estate Broker, Certified Residential Specialist, Homepath Specialist and Property Manager. He was born and raised in Portland Oregon, and received a golf scholarship to the U of O. He graduated with a degree in Psychology.
In 1992 he received his real estate license. He has extensive knowledge of the Portland and surrounding real estate market. In 2005, he was hired by Jim McNeeley to help with people looking to buy Investment Properties in Oregon. He also began his property management career. His strengths are marketing, negotiation and working with first time byers long with seasoned buyers.
When he's not working, he enjoys all major sports, chess, and spending his time at his cabin in Rhododendron. www.jdelongrealestate.net
Mark Hessel, Broker/Property Manager
or 503.292.8125 ext 104
Mark Hessel is a real estate broker that specializes in residential property management and sales. He has been a licensed broker for Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management, Inc. since 1999 and is a Portland native. Mark can handle all aspects of your property management needs. Mark also has first-hand knowledge of the Portland area rental market and can give you his professional expertise in buying investment property.
Kelli Spitznagel, Broker/Property Manager
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Kelli joined our team in 2010. She was raised in Beaverton, OR and attended Beaverton High School. She later received a degree in Psychology from Oregon State University, as well as her elementary teaching license from Concordia University. She was a third grade teacher before having 3 boys with her husband, Tom, a builder for PTR Homes. Her three boys keep her busy with basketball, baseball, and football games on the weekends, and she is excited to be a real estate broker and property manager here at Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management, Inc.
Mark McNeeley, Property Manager/Broker
or 503.292.8125 Ext. 112
Mark McNeeley is a licensed broker and property manager who grew up in the Portland metro area, and has a comprehensive knowledge of the market here. Mark is Jim McNeeley’s son and has been around real estate his whole life. He has worked in many different areas of the business and knows what it takes to get your home rented quickly, for the right price, and to a qualified tenant. He spends a lot of time out in the field, meeting with owners, tenants, and vendors, and ensuring that the management of your home is in the very best hands. He is a member of NARPM (the National Association of Residential Property Managers). He can also assist you in finding your dream home, or in locating the perfect investment property. He attended the University of Oregon and is an avid Ducks fan. He is married to Katie McNeeley. Together, they work as a team in managing a portfolio of homes. They live in Beaverton with their daughter, Riley, and black lab, Gracie. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, seeing live music, and traveling.
Jessica Kailiuli, Broker/Property Manager
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 113
Jessica has lived in the Portland Metro all of her life and loves calling Oregon home. She has known the
McNeeley family for over 20 years; she had her first property management experience working for Jim
McNeeley Real Estate during high school. She attended the University of Oregon and Portland State
University to pursue a degree in business. Having a mother in real estate for 23+years made
transitioning into real estate a natural progression for her. When the time came for Jessica to make a
move to another real estate company it seemed right to return back to her real estate roots with the
McNeeley Real Estate Family. Jessica takes pride in ensuring that both her owners and tenants have a
great experience when working with her. Jessica is not a "slum lord" property manager and she strives
to make sure the rental homes she manages are cared for just as the owner would. Home selling and
buying services are also in her portfolio of expertise. She feels offering both is a great resource for
owners who are looking to purchase more investment homes or sell their current rental. Jessica knows
that creating a great experience for her owners ensures that the same excellence and care taken with
the rental experience will be carried over to their selling or buying experience as well.
Jessica and her husband Gene have welcomed 2 new babies in the last two years. Eva was born May 2012 and Kaden their son was born August 2013. Jessica also has two stepchildren Gene and Kyli who are wonderful siblings to their new brother and sister. Along with their 4 children and 2 dogs Jessica and Gene keep busy and love the new memories they are creating with their family. In Jessica's rare spare time she enjoys painting, shopping and exploring the wonderful cuisine Portland offers. She would like to brush up on her golf game if time allowed and get back into ballroom dancing, a pastime enjoyed by her and her husband.
Stephanie Brennan, Property Management Coordinator
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 108
Stephanie originally hails from the Midwest but has been an Oregonian for over 25 years. She is an alumnus of Portland State University and loves the unique cultural diversity of Portland, especially Voodoo Doughnuts. She assists Jim and Mark McNeeley with many aspects of property management including rental maintenance and tenant screening. She joins the team with over a decade of customer service, procurement and administrative experience. In her free time she is a film aficionado, wine enthusiast and enjoys watching non-professional sporting events (aka kid's sports).
Lila Balamane, Administrative Support
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 105
After graduating from LSU, Lila ventured to the Portland to pursue aerial and circus arts and indulge in the natural beauty and resourcefulness of Oregon. When she joined the JMRE team in March of 2013, she hit the ground running and is now in charge of advertisements, utilities and applications. Lila applies her passion, dedication and hard work into all day to day tasks at the office. When she’s not at her desk or soaring with her aerial troupe, she is teaching yoga, baking, cooking, enjoying a movie marathon or having a good old fashion night on the town.
Jenny Tamarkin, Bookkeeper
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 107
Jenny was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio and attended college at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio where she graduated with her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Political Science in 2012. She moved to Portland in March of 2013 after briefly living in Southern California. Jenny is working on building her property management knowledge base by handling all maintenance issues and application approvals for McNeeley properties. She also assists Jim and Katie with their involvement in the third party management of FNMA homes. Jenny strives to learn something new every day in hopes of someday turning this into a thriving career.
Tracy Thompson, North Coast Field Representative
Tracy works as a field representative in Clatsop County showing both residential and commercial homes for Jim McNeeley. Tracy helps with the application process and shows available homes and commercial spaces we have for rent.
Gene Kailiuli, Broker/Property Manager
Gene was born and raised in Southern California before moving up to beautiful Oregon in 1990 with his parents. Never looking back, he fell into an 8 year career in the hospitality industry where he operated one of the top stores in his company as a General Manager. He loved the challenge and learning experience he gained but decided to make a career change and did a 13 year run in the tech industry. Finally, after many years of conversation, he decided to team up with his wife, Jessica Kailiuli, as her lead assistant. Gene is excited to share in her love of the ever evolving real estate market and looks forward to the growth of their family business.
Gene is an energetic and positive person that likes to provide people the best experience possible. Gene and his wife, Jessica, keep busy with two toddlers at home. Eva was born May of 2012 and Kaden, their son, was born in August of 2013. Gene also has two older children, Gene and Kyli, who are wonderful siblings to their younger brother and sister. Along with their four children and one dog, Gene and Jessica keep busy and love the new memories they are creating with their family. In his rare spare time he loves spending time with his wife on weekend getaways and catching a game of golf with one of his buddies or trying to stay youthful by playing flag football.
Patty Velasco, Kai Group Team Member
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 111
Patty was born and raised in Gresham, Oregon. She had previously worked with children for over ten years starting as a Sunday school teacher to then working at a daycare facility. She comes from a big family which is what attracted her to the Jim McNeeley family owned company. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys hiking and taking walks with her dog during the summer and loves exploring Oregon’s nature trails.
Hannah Grenfell, Assistant to Jessica Kailiuli
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 115
Hannah Grenfell began her real estate career in 2005 as an assistant to the manager of sales at Aspen Land and Homes, Sotheby's International Realty. The real estate market in Aspen was booming and so Hannah took the steps necessary to become a licensed broker in the state of Colorado. Over the following several years she had the opportunity to assist and coordinate the marketing for seven different real estate brokers on a concurrent and rotating basis. During this time Hannah gained valuable experience in all aspects of real estate including marketing, transaction coordination, sales, business planning, and book keeping.
Hannah moved to Ashland, OR in 2007 to pursue her degree at Southern Oregon University. While in school, Hannah worked remotely for a broker in Colorado as a virtual assistant and also began working as an office manager for a top producing broker at Windermere Van Vleet. Over the following three years, Hannah also began working for the Barbara Allen Group, one of the highest grossing and top sales teams in the RogueValley. Hannah obtained her Oregon real estate broker's license in 2009 and graduated from SOU the following year. She continued to work as an office manager, assistant, and marketing coordinator for the Barbara Allen Group until August of 2012 when she decided to make a career change and pursue other life goals.
Hannah relocated to Portland in October of 2013 and now works at Jim McNeeley as an assistant to Jessica Kailiuli. She loves Portland and looks forward to pursuing her many personal hobbies which include Argentine Tango, performance for the stage and film, voice over work, and spending hours hiking out doors.
Rachelle Braunstein, McNeeley Team Member
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 116
Born in Portland, OR, Rachelle is a native Oregonian. Rachelle grew up in the small, now growing, town of Molalla in south Clackamas County and now resides in West Linn with her Dog, Jack, and cat, Kiwi. Rachelle attended college for Business and entered the housing industry in 2011 starting in HOA Management. In early 2014, she made the transition into Real Estate and Property Management by joining the Jim McNeeley Real Estate family and hit the ground running. During her time with Jim McNeeley Real Estate, Rachelle has worked with many property owners, tenants, and vendors and assisted Jim, Mark, and Katie McNeeley with their portfolio of properties and has coordinated hundreds of transactions. Rachelle also holds the role of being our Office Manager and handles human resources, benefits, recruiting, and employee management for the company.
Kelly Vincent, Hayes Team Member/Bookkeeping Assistant
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 103
Kelly was born in California but has spent most of her life in Oregon. She moved up to the Portland area after her husband received a job offer and fell in love with the beautiful environment Northern Oregon has to offer. She joined the Hayes Team to assist in Real Estate Sales and Marketing in 2015. She has a background in accounting, office duties, and customer service but she has enjoyed taking on different tasks and learning the diverse world of property management. In her spare time she loves to read and play video games as well as sharing her interests with her children.
Carrie Short, Receptionist
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 114
I am a mother of three and married. I have two dogs, two cats, and two chickens. I have lived in Oregon my whole life. I love going on bike rides and spending time with family and friends.
Carrie has been with the company since October of 2015.
Sarah Unterman, John Delong Team Member
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 108
Sarah spent her first 18 years growing up in the coastal town of Santa Barbara, CA. After visiting Oregon, she fell in love with the scenery and attended the University of Oregon, until she graduated in 2014. She joined Team DeLong at Jim McNeeley Real Estate in 2015. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring Oregon sites, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.
A’Jan Fox, Kai Group Team Member
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 113
With a shining smile and a shimmering personality, A’Jan is a natural addition to our team. Currently, he is studying to be a licensed broker. His experience as a Broker’s Assistant and a Property Manager, coupled with his client relation skills, ensures to maintain the level of service expected from Jim McNeeley Real Estate & Property Management, Inc.
Hailey Schmidt, Hayes Team Member
TEL 503.292.8125 Ext. 103
Hailey attended Western Oregon University where she studied and earned her degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Although she loved the small town feel of Monmouth, she moved back to the Portland area where she grew up, after she graduated. She joined the Hayes team in 2015. In her free time Hailey enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her dog.
Briana Swonger, Hessel Team Member
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I assist Mark Hessel, Im the newest to the Jim McNeeley team! I Grew up In Newberg Oregon, but now live in Tigard. Im currently in school for Medical Assisting. I love going camping, going riding and bon fires on the beach! When I’m not studying or working, I love being at home with my family and my two dogs Sasha and Dixi.
Tianna Walker, McNeeley Team Member
TEL 503.292.-8125 x114
Tianna is the newest member to join the McNeeley Team and works to assist Jim, Mark, and Katie McNeeley. She was born and raised in the Eugene area, but decided to change up the scenery by moving to Portland in March of 2017. In her spare time, Tianna enjoys being with her significant other, exploring the Portland area, lounging around with her cat, writing and composing music, and loves cooking delicious meals for her friends and family.
Brenda Ramos, Kai Group Team Member
TEL 503-292-8125 Ext. 113
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Maile Nakamura, Hessel Team Member
TEL 503-292-8125 Ext. 121
I was born and raised in Waialua, Hawaii. Three years ago I relocated to Oregon with my husband Gavin, my 10 year old son Jayden and my 7 year old daughter Makayla. Although I miss my home, I absolutely love living here and enjoying all that Oregon has to offer. I worked for military housing for 3 years, affordable housing for 2 ½ years and now I am very excited to be working for Jim McNeeley Real Estate. In my spare time I enjoy dancing hula, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.
Jessica Sheppard, McNeeley Team Member
TEL 503-292-8125 Ext. 114
Jessica recently joined the McNeeley team in 2017. She is excited to take on new tasks and opportunities. In her free time, she loves spending time with her 14 year old dog, Sadie, and with her friends; she is always up for a thrill seeking adventure.
Roxanne Pendelton, Kai Group Team Member
TEL 503-292-8125 Ext 113
Roxanne was born and raised in Southern California, then continuing to grow in the East Bay of Northern California. She picked up and relocated to Oregon in 2015. A traveling soul, with a mind for exploration, she is always ready for visiting the next destination. Her goal is to know the ins and outs of this new to her state, by being the ultimate tourist. She is 100% a cat lady even if she doesn’t own one, someday. In her free time Roxanne enjoys music of all kinds, as well as getting lost in the isles of Powell’s book store. If you can’t find her she is usually in search of a great cup of tea.
Tate Brockett, Kai Group Team Member
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Debbie Hamel, North Coast Representative
Prior to moving to Oregon from my hometown of San Diego, California, I was employed as Administrative Assistant at a commercial/industrial real estate firm in the San Diego area.
I moved to Oregon in 1979 and continued my career as Administrative Assistant at Pete Anderson Realty in Seaside for 13 years. Pete also owned the local garbage company. When he sold the real estate firm he asked me to transfer to the garbage company as office manager. He eventually sold the business to Recology Western Oregon where I continued working as their Commercial Account and Recycling Education Specialist for the coast operations until I retired in 2016.
I met my husband Fred in 1984 and we married in 1990. Fred and I have been blessed with eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. We are also thankful for our rescue kitty, Phoebe, who is now 14 years old. I love spending vacation time in Palm Springs with Fred, and in San Diego with my Sister, Mom, and other family. I enjoy golf, walking/hiking, and traveling.
Anastasia Maez, Bookkeeper
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