Christopher M. Reno, owner and president, was born and raised on Staten Island but then moved to Red Bank, New Jersey 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."
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!"
Joanna Acosta has been with Our Island Real Estate since early 2012 and has since become an integral part of the company mainly due to her ability to efficiently handle many responsibilities at the same time. Her easy manner and friendly smile put people at ease and create a happy environment for all. She currently runs all the functions of the front reception desk as well as managing every aspect of the main office itself. She is also proficient in property management and maintaining landlord/tenant relationships.
Joanna has lived on Staten Island since the age of five and currently resides in Great Kills. She attended Wagner High School and is a graduate of Baruch College, where she received her Bachelors Degree. She recently completed her studies and is the proud owner of a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix!
We are very fortunate to have Joanna as a part of our Our Island Family!