About Us

At Krystle Properties, we’re all about bringing better property management to Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, and the surrounding areas. Our family business has served this community since 1988.

Our Mission and Core Values

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Our mission is to demonstrate our customer commitment to both our landlords and the residents who occupy their homes. We strive for continuous improvement in the care and preservation of our clients’ investments while simultaneously creating a safe, friendly, and hospitable renting process for our residents.

Our Core Values include:

  • Customer Commitment
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
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Our Story
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Today, Krystle Properties is led by Derrick and Krystle, who joined and grew into the family business created by their parents in 1988.

Krystle Properties specialized in residential and commercial property management for 25 years. And, when clients began asking if they could also assist in selling homes, the team realized they had a chance to make a significant leap.

The company is growing. Krystle Properties has an 18-person team that continues to improve, and over 800 units are managed in Vallejo, Benicia, American Canyon, and Fairfield. The goal is to continue offering owners and tenants the best services in property management.

Krystle Properties is willing and ready to go the distance for you!

Meet the Talented Team at Krystle Properties

Derrick Karimian

Derrick Karimian

CFO | VP of Property Management

DRE# 01785732
Derrick@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0424

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A Vallejo resident since 1984, Derrick joined Krystle Properties in 2004, transitioning from part-time to full-time in the family business. In 2008, he, along with his sister Krystle, acquired the business from their mother.

Derrick, a theatre enthusiast with two dozen full productions and nearly two hundred improv performances, is also affiliated with The Rotary Club of Vallejo. Known for his die-hard optimism, friendly demeanor, tech-savviness, and proactive attitude, Derrick is a valuable member of the Krystle Properties team.

Derrick has been an active member of the community and is currently a proud member of the Vallejo Rotary Club; he served as the club president for the 2016-2017 year. Previously, Derrick was a member of the Active 20-30 Club of US & Canada, having served as the charter president for the Vallejo Club and having served on the national board of directors. Derrick has also served on the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce board of directors from 2018 to the present and served as the Treasurer between 2020-2022.Derrick currently lives in the city of Benicia with his wife Lindsay and their two sons Malcolm and Marcus.

Krystle Karimian

Krystle Karimian

Broker | Realtor® | President of Sales

DRE# 01853262
sales@KrystleProperties.com
707-752-2425

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Krystle, a seasoned industry professional since 1994, holds a Business Degree from CSU Monterey Bay (2005) and is a licensed California Real Estate Agent since graduation. In 2008, she assumed the role of Broker and CEO at Krystle Properties. Recognizing client needs, she seamlessly integrated Real Estate into their services.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, Krystle is a go-getter with a passion for helping others. She attended St. Basil’s, St.-Patrick’s St. Vincent’s, and Benicia High School. As a mom of two who loves golf, she brings a personable touch to every transaction, ensuring clients feel educated and at ease.

Elisa Brosius

Elisa Brosius

VP of Operations

Elisa@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0427

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Elisa is a San Francisco native who has been a valuable member of our company since 2008. Elisa started as our bookkeeper, and her tireless efforts and commitment to excellence have resulted in her appointment as our VP of Operations in 2022. When she’s not skillfully leading our team, Elisa loves to embark on thrilling motorcycle rides and explore new destinations with her husband.

Abdollah Karimian

Abdollah Karimian

Associate Broker | Credit Manager

DRE# 00807555
Farshad@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0431

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In 1988, Abdul co-founded Krystle Properties and holds a real estate broker’s license since 1985. With 25 years as a real estate investor, he remains engaged in the community, particularly Vallejo. Since 1981, Abdul has been an active member of the Vallejo Suburban Kiwanis club and belongs to the Solano Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

While semi-retired, Abdul continues to screen applications and conduct interviews at Krystle Properties. In his free time, he enjoys playing racquetball and soccer, along with exploring the world through travel.

Kathy Gillin

Kathy Gillin

Property Manager for Team Silver | Broker Associate

DRE# 00771766
Kathy@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0420

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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 city of Vallejo, including the development of our waterfront and the refurbishing of the downtown area.

Renee McCrary

Renee McCrary

Realtor® | Leasing Agent

DRE# 02012806
Renee@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0433

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Renee is San Francisco Native but a Vallejoan at heart. She has lived here off and on for over 30 years, mostly on, even raised her babies in Vallejo.

She is a married mom of three amazing children; looking forward to grandchildren.

Renee has a fun personality who looks forward to new life adventures. She can’t wait for what her exciting future holds.

Sandra Mitchell

Sandra Mitchell

Realtor® | Leasing Agent

DRE# 02083443
Sandra@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0430

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Sandra was born and raised in Europe, Czech Republic. She moved to the US in 2013, has lived in Vallejo since 2016.

She is happily married to Eric Mitchell, owner and Shun Shifu of The School of Chinese Martial Arts in Vallejo.

Sandra is also a Martial Arts instructor who enjoys practicing and teach Martial Arts mostly to children.

Sandra earned her Real Estate license in 2019 and joined the KPM team in March 2022!

Victor Ayala

Victor Ayala

Realtor® | Leasing Agent

DRE# 02092279
Victor@KrystleProperties.com
415-717-4378

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Since 2019, Victor Ayala has excelled in serving Marin County, North Bay, Sacramento County, East Bay, and Contra Costa County markets. His broadcasting and consulting background fueled his interest in finance and wealth management, leading him to enter real estate as an investor.

Victor, fluent in both English and Spanish, values connecting with people and guiding them through significant transactions. As a designer and photographer, he leverages his skills to effectively market homes, providing personalized support and unwavering advocacy.

Victor believes in real estate’s transformative power and is dedicated to sharing that impact with others.

Kelly Bettencourt

Kelly Bettencourt

Property Manager for Team Gold | Real Estate Agent

DRE#02232805
Kelly@KrystleProperties.com
707-752-2422

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Kelly grew up in Vallejo and graduated from Hogan High School. She initially joined our team as an inspector in 2015 but left after a few years to become a daycare provider and full-time mom.

After closing her daycare in 2022, Kelly returned to Krystle Properties and has since advanced to become the Property Manager for Team Gold. In 2024, she obtained her Real Estate License and is eager to continue learning from the best in property management and real estate in Solano County.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their amazing two daughters.

Diego Souse

Diego Souse

Vendor Coordinator for Team Gold

Diego@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0428

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Diego was born in San Francisco and raised in Vallejo and has lived in Vallejo for most of his life.

A recent addition to the team, as a leasing associate, Diego is excited to begin his journey in Real Estate.

In his spare time, he enjoys bodybuilding, coffee, and traveling.

Jenna Mendonca

Jenna Mendonca

Bookkeeper

Jenna@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0421

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Jenna was born in Hawaii and raised in Vallejo. She became an RDA 2013 but have been in the dental field for 12 years before working for KPM.

She has two beautiful children. She and her family live the volleyball life. Her daughter plays club volleyball and little brother is her biggest fan.

During Jenna’s own time she loves crafting and enjoys customizing attire and sewing. She is currently taking classes to become a Lactation Consultant – love to help other parents during those times.

Debbie Rojas

Debbie Rojas

Applications

Debbie@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0419

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Debbie has been part of the KPM team for 5 years and has been a great addition to our team.

Debbie is a grandma of 6.

She is lifelong Vallejo resident and loves to travel.

Heber Gonzalez

Heber Gonzalez

Assistant Vendor Coordinator

Heber@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0422

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Highly skilled profesional, with lots of experience in the maintenance area. Holds a degree in Architecture. Currently living in Chihuahua, Mexico. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and family. Loves to play basketball and exercise.

Diana Barros

Diana Barros

Client Concierge

Diana@KrystleProperties.com
707-752-2413

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Diana is a social person. She enjoys being in shape through exercise, and she also likes to relax by taking walks on the beach and going out with her friends.

Shaniqua Burnett

Shaniqua Burnett

Resident Coordinator

Shaniqua@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0429

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Shaniqua, a highly skilled professional hailing from Kingston, Jamaica. With her impressive background in Customer Service and Administrative Support, she attended the renowned Vocational Training Development Institute. Since joining our team at Krystle Properties in 2023, Shaniqua has been a remote worker who has proven to be an invaluable asset to our team.

Aphol Shia

Aphol Shia

Media and Marketing Manager

Aphol@KrystleProperties.com
707-752-2424

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Aphol hails from Manila, Philippines. Joining Krystle Properties as the Media and Marketing Manager on October 2023.

From deciphering workforce metrics to crafting compelling real estate narratives, she is a professional who seamlessly transitioned from workforce analysis to a dynamic role as a real estate marketing manager. With a foundation in data and a passion for strategic communication, she now thrives in the intersection of analytics and creativity, driving successful marketing campaigns in the real estate sector.

Aphol loves to travel with her family and enjoys baking.

Giovanni Utanes

Giovanni Utanes

Property Surveyor | Property Manager Assistant

Gio@KrystleProperties.com
707-554-6696

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An eager and ready student of the property management business.

A fast learner, who is ready to take on any new and exciting challenges with creative solutions.

To bring people joy is all I can ask for.

Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson

Realtor®

DRE# 02160179
Michael@KrystleProperties.com
707-246-7071

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My name is Michael and I am excited to share my passion as a Realtor in California. It is often said that purchasing a home is one of life’s most stressful situations, but fortunately, it doesn’t have to be!

Whether you are seeking to buy or list a home for sale, I will work diligently to land the best deal possible by leveraging my skills as a Realtor and my experience as a general building contractor and private business-owner.

Having grown up in the Bay Area, and now living in Benicia, I have years of familiarity with this region. It would be my privilege to serve you as your Agent.

Stephanie Morrow

Stephanie Morrow

Realtor®

DRE# 02036227
steph.morrow83@yahoo.com

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Stephanie became a Realtor with a deep desire to aid buyers and sellers in accomplishing their Real Estate goals. She grew up in Vallejo. Specializing in both markets, she appreciates a challenge and she knows results speak louder than words so with every transaction, from beginning to end, she works overtime to ensure the results you desire. Stephanie enjoys meeting new people and making connections to last a lifetime. So, if you’re looking to buy or sell, she welcomes the opportunity and promises to work hard to help you achieve the results you envision.

Stephanie is currently living in Seattle, Washington. Stephanie can help you buy/sell in Washington or make sure you’re well taken care of by one of our Krystle Properties agents.

Kim Chauvin

Kim Chauvin

Vendor Coordinator for Team Silver

Kim@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0417

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Kim was born and raised in Vallejo, and she spent the past 30 years working as a banker in Solano County. During that time, she also managed to raise three children. Nowadays, Kim calls Benicia home, and her free time is occupied by her large family: four grandchildren!

Ericia Artis

Ericia Artis

Resident Services Coordinator | Receptionist

Ericia@KrystleProperties.com
707-563-0428

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Ericia Artis is an Administrative Support Specialist with over 15 years experience gained while working with a leading Bay Area global Pharmaceutical company. She specializes in providing full-on support to both national and international teams in the area of Business Operations.

During her off hours, she regularly enjoys volunteering in her community by reaching out to individuals conscious of their spiritual needs. She also enjoy drawing, singing and spending time with family and friends.

Miranda Rios

Miranda Rios

Realtor® | Leasing Agent

DRE# 02180925
Miranda@KrystleProperties.com
707-752-2414

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As a self-driven and client-centric Real Estate Agent, my passion and purpose lie in helping and serving people. I nurtured my love for real estate at the age of seven as I accompanied my mom to open houses on the weekend for design inspiration and free cookies. Seeing people’s faces light up when they entered a specific room inspired me to pursue a career in real estate and help spread the same joy through elevated service.

Prior to joining real estate, I worked as a preschool teacher and marketing for a lawyer. I have recognized strengths in customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills, which come in handy in real estate. Besides my professional and friendly personality, my Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and an MBA laid a solid foundation for my work.

My competency lies in my caring approach, unmatched attention to detail, and creativity, allowing me to understand my client’s needs and offer them services that meet and exceed their expectations. Leveraging my skills and expertise, I go out of my way to assist buyers in finding their dream homes and sellers in marketing their property for top dollar. With me as your go-to agent, you can be confident that I will not rest until I turn your real estate dreams into reality. I am here to assist and be part of your real estate success story.

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