VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. was formed to answer the growing need for highly skilled and professionally trained practitioners in the Property Management field. The firm's prime objective is to provide comprehensive and personalized administrative, financial, and maintenance services that maximize both current and future value of properties at the lowest practical cost.
To achieve our goals economically we use the latest in equipment for computer control and reporting, thus reducing the massive financial, physical, and administrative detail to an efficient level.
VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is dedicated to innovative and responsive planning that maximize property values.....while carefully balancing the needs of the homeowners and the community at large. The firm will recommend standards and assist the Board with setting annual objectives. Our staff will initiate, as well as respond to, ideas for change.
VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT believes that efficient, economical maintenance programs not only maximize both current and future property values, but also help to develop a valuable sense of personal community pride.
VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT is an active member of the Community Association Institute (CAI). Our managers are in ongoing educational programs, and have achieved the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field.
SENIOR STAFF Biographies
Jennifer Ranieri, CMCA, AMS, PCAM President, Property Manager
Mark J. Ranieri, CPM, Vice President and Founder
The senior administrative staff's dedication, hard work, and attention to detail set the pace for VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.
VISTA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. holds membership in the following organizations
The Institute of Real Estate Management
Community Associations Institute
Chicago Family Business Council
Profile of Mark J. Ranieri
Mark Ranieri is a property manager with a strong background in property maintenance and building structure. Mark began his career being exposed to many aspects of the construction business. He worked from 1966 - 1973 as a union laborer working for a concrete contractor and was a finisher apprentice during that time. An opportunity for Mark to work for the 1st National Bank of Chicago as a carpenter introduced Mr. Ranieri to the world of building maintenance. It was not uncommon for him to work through weekends to accomplish maintenance work that could not be performed during working hours.
In 1974 Mark developed an interest for the residential sale of homes. He joined a reputable firm in his hometown named J. W Reedy and worked with them until 1977. He won top listing awards and was a successful real estate agent. With his family growing, Mark decided to get involved in a job that had a more daytime hour structure and joined the commercial department where he sold commercial real estate. During his time with this firm, from 1977-1981, Mark started the property management division of the firm and managed 1800 apartment units in 12 buildings. He became a Certified Property Manager and earned the CPM designation. Mark Ranieri saw an opportunity to begin his own company during his time with J.W. Reedy, and started Maintenance Concepts, Inc. In 1981 Mark continued to manage and maintain about 600 units of property.
From 1981-1993 Mark continued to manage and maintain property, but this business grew into a general contracting firm that self-performed commercial buildouts, hvac, carpentry and electrical. Of course, during this time Mark’s knowledge of the dynamics of the physical structure of property was steadily growing. In 1993 Mark saw a need to label all the different aspects of his business by segmenting them into different companies. At that time Vista Property Management was given its own identity. He also decided to grow his management ventures to include condominium management. Summit Property Services was also given identity as the property maintenance company. By 1996 Vista was managing 17 different condominium and town home properties.
With the exposure to Condominium management Mark came up with an idea to build a 68-unit luxury condominium building during 1996. He was responsible for procuring financing and the purchase of land for the Willow Pointe condominiums located in Villa Park. With the help of his family, taking on many different roles from general contracting to sales the building is completed and 100% occupied. Mr. Ranieri is a professional property manager who believes in maintaining a quality property.
Certified Property Manager, CPM
Licensed Community Association Manager - Illinois
Profile of Jennifer L. Ranieri
Ms. Ranieri was exposed to her families’ property management business in 1991 part-time while attending school. In August of 1991 Jennifer worked as an administrative assistant for American Drug Stores, Inc. After working this position for one year she took an opportunity to work in Wisconsin as an account representative for First Health Strategies, Inc. She worked as an administrative Assistant to a Senior Account Executive. She was a liaison to twenty national sales and marketing offices. In 1994 the company she was employed by was bought by a larger company, and Jennifer decided to return to Illinois rather than travel to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Upon her return Jennifer became an assistant property manager at Vista Property Management in November of 1994. By September of 1995 Jennifer started managing properties on her own. She earned her real estate license in 1997. Jennifer currently holds her CMCA and AMS® designation through the Community Association Institute (CAI) and was on the Membership and Golf Committees for CAI Illinois. In March of 2012, Jennifer earned the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) designation. The designation provides standards for association management that can give homeowners and boards confidence in their manager’s knowledge and ability to provide professional service. Through her involvement with CAI and requirements to maintain her designations, she will keep you up to date on association management, industry trends, standards and legislative issues. There are only 48 other managers in Illinois that have earned this designation.
Jennifer resides in Villa Park where she is a homeowner. Jennifer is also a volunteer in the community. She was the committee chair and treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 199 in Villa Park and helps to administer several of the fundraisers held by the Troop Annually. She is also a Lector at St. Alexander’s Parish. Jennifer has a high dedication to Vista Property Management and is working hard to achieve success in the field of Association Management.
College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois - Business/Accounting - Attended
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Business/Accounting - Attended
Waukesha County Technical College, Wisconsin - Business/Accounting - Attended
CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Associations)
AMS (Association Management Specialist)
PCAM® (Professional Community Association Manager)
Licensed Community Association Manager, Illinois
ADDITIONAL ACTIVE LICENSED MANAGERS:
Dina Ranieri has been a team member at Vista since 1999. Dina started her career in the front office at Vista and was promoted to property manager in 2008. Dina is an active member both at Vista Property Management and in the local community. She has donated her time outside of the office with several youth sports organizations and is volunteer at St Alexanders Parish in Villa Park. Dina is continuing her education with CAI currently working on her CMCA designation by taking CAI’s 200 level course work.
Stephan Gourdouze, CMCA joined the Vista team in early 2018 but has an extensive community association management background. He has 25+ years’ experience as a community association manager plus 13 years working on the construction side of community associations. Role on the team is property management, property inspections, project specifications, meeting preparation, meeting presentation, short- and long-term planning, customer relations, and general property improvements. Continued review of property procedures, law changes both Nationally, statewide and locally. Continued monitoring of class opportunities and educational seminars for the Community Association and construction industry as time allows. Volunteer efforts are assisting Friends and Family in projects or issues in their homes or communities as needed.
Donna Willer, CMCA – Donna has worked for Vista Property Management since 2015 starting as general office support and running our Maintenance call in line. She has worked closely with all of the associations managed by Vista as well as the many vendors completing work on those properties, from alarm maintenance to landscape, snow removal and everything in between. Donna assisted the property managers with scheduling annual maintenance as well as emergency repairs required. She recently took the M-100 class through CAI and within the last two weeks passed the CMCA exam and will be applying for her Manager’s license with the State of Illinois.
Jennifer L Ranieri, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Vista Property Management
138 W. Home Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
630/530-1122 ext. 108