Christopher M. Reno, co-owner and president, was born on Staten Island 39 years ago. He moved to Red Bank, N.J. to attend high school while simultaneously attending Brookdale College as a member of a fast-start program. He lived in Massachusetts while attending Boston University. "While in Boston I worked at Harvard Business School selling advertising for a student publication for two years. I realized my penchant for sales and desire to interact closely with the public on a daily basis."
Chris took a job at Oppenheimer & Co., a leading private investment banking firm on Wall Street. He left after five years to be part of an upstart brokerage company. He became the Head of Sales & Marketing, supervising over 100 registered brokers and was the firm's leading revenue producer. Unfortunately, on September 11th his firm was headquartered in the World Trade Center. "More than anything, the events of that day served to remind me how important my family and close friends are to me. Every day is a gift and should be taken as such. The goal of Our Island real estate is to serve the needs of our neighbors in a respectful and caring manner. We're not trying to be the largest real estate sales organization on Staten Island; we strive to offer more personalized service that treats each home with the dignity it deserves."
A native Staten Islander, Kimberly Barcia has been a licensed real estate agent since 2001. Upon meeting Kim, you'll be immediately put at ease by her friendly, outgoing personality. She possesses a unique aptitude for working with potential home buyers, listening intently to her clients' needs. Kim works diligently and unerringly to locate that dream home. She maintains the highest level of professionalism, honesty and reliability, which is evidenced by the growing number of client referrals she receives each year a true testament to her achievements.
Since becoming a licensed sales associate in 2001, Pamela Fulfrost has simplified the complex real estate process for first-time home buyers, customers looking to downsize their homes and commercial property investors. She is also associated with a Brooklyn-based real estate sales company which makes her uniquely qualified to assist you in a Brooklyn sale and Staten Island purchase with honesty, integrity and reliability.
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Thomas Ledger is one of the newest agents to join Our Island Real Estate. Born and raised on Staten Island, he has been a resident of South Beach for most of his life. In addition to graduating cum laude from NJIT and working in support for a medical company, Thomas serves as a Business Analyst for a global bank. His devotion to sorting through the facts and giving professional advice ensures a satisfied customer every time. His background and dedication has jump-started the Property Management division of Our Island.
Janet Mandile is an Associate Broker and has been a Realtor on Staten Island since 1998. She has always loved real estate because it affords her the opportunity to meet and work with members of the community in all aspects of buying, selling and leasing real estate. "Staten Island is unique in that it is home to such a diverse group of people in a variety of settings, yet we are all neighbors," Janet says. Whether dealing with residential clients or commercial businesses, she always enjoys the challenge of finding the right match. Janet's two children, Billy & Diandra, were raised on Staten Island, and, thanks to the wonderful schools here grew up to become well-rounded young adults. She encourages young couples considering a neighborhood in which to raise a family to "visit the communities of Staten Island. Visit our schools and meet our neighbors. I'm sure you'll feel at home!"