About  Us

Meet the Team


Jamie graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in International Business in 2012, which was inclusive of a specialization in Marketing and the Spanish language, and began her career in the Marketing field as an Event Coordinator and Social Media Manager. Over the course of Jamie’s career, her focus has evolved into Operational Management which she utilizes in her work with both Vision Property Management, and its sister construction company Elevate Builds.

She has worked closely with Carlos Veliz since 2016, and has been an instrumental part in development of plans for the renovation of two commercial spaces, with 4 attached units as well as new development of a 6-unit building in Oakland. In addition, Jamie managed the renovation and lease up of a 12 unit building in West Oakland, significantly increasing the ROI for the property’s owner.

She has successfully merged her operational expertise and construction experience to mitigate risk on the property management side, ensuring the fulfillment of individualized customer service to Vision Property Management’s owners, and tenants alike. In her free time, she enjoys anything music related and is an avid traveler. Jamie has a Masters in International Business from Hult International Business School, London, UK.

 

JAMIE NICKEL

CEO

“Commitment always precedes achievement.” -John C. Maxwell

CARLOS VELIZ

Founder/Advisor
“Effort is not equal to performance. Performance equals performance.” – Frank Thomas

Carlos Veliz, started in property management as an accountant at Santa Monica Corporation, an affordable housing company in Los Angeles with more than 5,000 units under management. After 4 years in accounting, Carlos decided to move up in the property management department and started supervising multi-family unit buildings in West Los Angeles and Downtown L.A. From 2002 to 2007, Carlos supervised over 2,000 multi-family units for Sebren Development.

From 2009 to 2011 and in the beginning of the recession, Carlos worked as an Asset Manager for Rose Group and Leonard Glickman buying distressed assets, including apartment buildings in Phoenix, Austin, Dallas and Sacramento. Buildings in class C status were converted into class B and A buildings. Carlos hired management and construction teams to stabilize all assets, increased rents, and over 4,000 units were sold to a REIT in 2011.

In 2012, Carlos Veliz worked for Redwood Mortgage as an asset manager in disposing all multifamily buildings in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hayward. Carlos finalized all capital improvements, increased rents, reduced expenses, and disposed over 1,000 units in one year.

After a long successful career in property management, Carlos started his construction company, and in 2016 following his asset management passion, Vision Property Management was born. In his free time, Carlos loves cooking and eating top-notch Peruvian food, venturing to new local restaurants, and coaching his son’s soccer team. Carlos has a B.S. in Business Law from California State of Northridge.

Michael has over 15 years of Real Estate and Asset Management and Sales experience. From 2001-2010, he advised and facilitated sales to investors in single family and multi-family homes all over the Greater Bay Area with a 100% referral based business at one of the leading boutique brokerages.

For the last few years prior to joining the Vision team, Michael has merged his experience in home sales with project management to turn around under performing real estate assets in both the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Los Angeles, in both residential and commercial markets.

Outside of work, Michael is an ex-boxer and stays very involved with the sport, as this is a constant and thriving passion for him. He is currently a referee for top level professionals in CA, & amateur boxers in the country.
He has a BFA from City University of New York- Brooklyn College.

MICHAEL MARGADO

Co-founder & Partner
“The key to knowing joy is being easily pleased.” – Mark Nepo

JAIME SANFORD

Vice President of Marketing

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”- Steve Jobs

Jaime’s 7+ years in marketing have allowed her to sharpen her skills in everything from social media and promotional events, to email marketing and managing websites. She has a diverse marketing background, ranging from non-profits to start-ups, gaining unique knowledge and experiences from each. She has overseen an extensive array of traditional and digital advertising campaigns with budgets ranging from hundreds of dollars to half a million dollars.

She enjoys the challenge of finding creative and innovative ways to promote products and services in an ever-changing marketing landscape. On her days off, she loves watching live music, cooking, and exploring all the outdoor activities the Bay Area has to offer! Jaime has a B.S. from the University of Arizona, a Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Shaw Academy, and a Certificate in Marketing Strategy from Cornell University.

Michelle McFarren started her management career in 2005 from the bottom up. In 2012 she took on several of Redwood Mortgage’s largest buildings (40+ units) in Northern CA, working closely with Carlos Veliz to renovate each unit and sell for large profits. This growing passion for nurturing and building a community from the ground up sparked a new venture for Michelle, leading her to the East Bay to take on 3 of Redwood’s larger luxury developments, in Hayward, CA.

She has directly managed over 200 units in the East Bay and participated in full renovations and lease up of properties, increasing those investments. Michelle desires to nurture each owner’s investment by developing the encouragement of togetherness with tenants & boosting community spirit within each portfolio managed. When not in the office, Michelle is a big foodie, enjoys Oakland City’s Farmers Markets, loves spending time with her family & neighbors in Maxwell Park.

MICHELLE MCFARREN

Director of Property Management

“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama

KRIS QUAN

Leasing Consultant
‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali

After a brief pit stop in Los Angeles for academia, Kris is back in his beloved hometown of Oakland, California. He studied Economics at the University of California Los Angeles where he got his first formal introduction to Real Estate Finance and Investments.

Before venturing into the world of real estate full time, Kris tried his hand at creating a social enterprise benefiting homeless youth in the Bay Area. Passionate about the area and people, the move to leasing was a natural fit. He takes pride in bringing joy to residents that only a new home can. When he is not hosting open houses and private viewings, you can most likely find him talking to some of Oakland’s most motivated high schoolers or on a local golf course.

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Feel free to contact us today to talk to one of our Property Management Professionals!

Company

Credo.

People


Our talented team is small, but we’re creative, efficient, and effective. The chemistry in this office is generated by our entrepreneurial spirit and youthful drive. We motivate ourselves and each other, and we have fun collaborating to bring our clients successful outcomes. Our expectations are high and we believe 100 percent in teamwork. We attract reliable, passionate people who know how to communicate.

Product


We are aware of the standard in our industry that over promises and under delivers, and this hugely informs our customer experience model. Our residential management services are unique and created to exceed client expectations. We’re always working to improve what we offer through creative problem solving and high standards.

Progress


Innovation fuels us forward. We value continued education and you’ll always find us at industry seminars, educational events, and conferences. We believe in technology and professional development. In our business, staying current is critical. We watch landlord tenant law changes carefully, and we stay flexible so we can constantly grow and improve.

Process


We are human. It is as important for us to learn from our mistakes as it is from our successes, but we learn quickly and are agile in making corrections because it matters to us. Our processes are streamlined and efficient, which allows us to deliver on our promises. We believe in attention to detail and a user-friendly experience. We aren’t afraid of failure and we’ll always try new things.

Vision Property Management

Vision Property Management offers unparalleled Property Management in Oakland, East Bay, Bay Area, and Los Angeles.

OAKLAND

Vision Property Management
4174 35th Ave
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 500-3760

CalBRE # 02022682

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