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Krystle Karimian, CEO

Krystle has been working in the industry for her family business since 1994. She received a Business degree at CSU Monterey Bay in 2005. Immediately after graduating, she became licensed as a Real Estate Agent for the state of California. In 2008, she became the Broker and CEO of Krystle Properties and within the last few years, she saw the need and desire for clients to sell and incorporated Real Estate into their services. Krystle is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and happy to help and advise those in need.

Derrick Karimian

Derrick Karimian, CFO/Leasing Agent

BRE# 01785732

Derrick has been a resident of the city of Vallejo since 1984. He attended St. Basil’s Elementary School and St. Patrick’s-St. Vincent’s High School, both here in town. In 2004, Derrick made the transition from part-time to full-time employee for his family’s business Krystle Properties. In October 2008, Derrick and his sister, Krystle, purchased the business from their mother, Julie Jackson.

Outside of Krystle Properties, Derrick’s passion is for the theatre. He has been seen in two dozen full productions and nearly two hundred improv performances from San Francisco to Sacramento since 2002. Derrick’s current affiliations include:

  • Active 20-30 Club of Vallejo #79
  • The Rotary Club of Vallejo

Derrick’s die-hard optimistic spirit, friendly & personable personality, tech-savviness, and “get it done” attitude make him an excellent addition to the Krystle Properties team.

Abdollah Karimian

Abdollah Karimian, Associate Broker/Credit Manager

Abdul co-founded Krystle Properties in 1989. He obtained his real estate broker’s license in 1985, and has been an active real estate investor for the past 25 years. Abdul is very active in the community, and he is passionate about Vallejo. He has been an active member of the Vallejo Suburban Kiwanis club since 1981 to the present. He is also a member of the Solano Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Abdul enjoys playing racquetball and soccer in his free time.

Although Abdul is now semi-retired, he is still involved in screening applications and conducting interviews at Krystle Properties.

Kathy Gillin

Kathy Gillin, Associate Broker/Leasing

Kathy has been a licensed realtor since February of 1980. She has managed two large real estate offices over the years. Kathy was born and raised in Vallejo; she married a Bechtel engineer and traveled around the world for 20 years. Her first love has always been real estate and she is proud to be a part of the Krystle team. Kathy is committed to the continued growth of Vallejo, the development of our waterfront and the refurbishing of the downtown area.

Renee McCrary

Renee McCrary, Licensed Real Estate Agent

BRE Lic #02012806
707-554-6696 x19

Renee has been a part of the Krystle Properties team since 1995. She started as an Administrative Assistant before going on to complete her BSHS in 2013 and recently becoming a Licensed Real Estate Agent. Renee is happily married to her husband, Anthony McCrary and has five beautiful children between the two of them.

Renee is very excited to begin her new journey as a Real Estate Agent and is thrilled and grateful to continue being a part of the Krystle Properties family.


Denise Keary, Maintenance Coordinator

Denise is native from Martinez CA. She currently lives in Vallejo with her longtime love John and is the proud mother of her son Scott. Denise comes to us with a vast wealth of experience from her six years serving proudly in the military, with a part of those years serving alongside her father in the same unit. Denise comes to us with 5 years previous maintenance experience from another management company and has been a welcome addition to our team.

Denise’s diverse work experience also includes being a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, participating in Vallejo’s Relay for Life, medical transcription for traumatic & brain injured patients, certified nursing assistant, hospice care and office management.

Denise loves the mountains and the ocean and is an avid boater. She also loves listening to great music (including our local talent), reading, art and meditation.

Quote: “With age comes experience”


Davina Ames, Move-Out Coordinator

Davina Ames was born and raised in Vallejo. She has been married 16 years to her husband Michael Ames.
Davina is mother and stepmother to 9 beautiful children. Davina joined the Krystle Properties team in February 2014 and took charge of the maintenance department.
When she is not taking great care of our tenants and owners, Davina’s hobbies include fishing, camping, bicycle riding, and reading good books.

Quote: “I work for the best company in Vallejo”


Ciera Rodriguez-Butts, Assistant Credit Manager

Ciera was born in San Mateo and raised in Vallejo. She attended Federal Terrace elementary under the GATE program for advanced students and continued advancing at both Vallejo middle and Vallejo high schools.

Ciera joined the Krystle Properties team in January 2014 and has been a valuable asset helping with front office duties, and as assistant credit manager.

Debbie Rojas

Debbie Rojas, Admin Assistant and Tenant Collections