Executive Bios

Robert S. Griswold, President, MSBA, MBA, CRE®, CPM®, CCIM®, CCAM®, PCAM®, GRI®, ARM®.

Under the leadership of Robert Griswold, Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc., a Southern California and Southern Nevada-based Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), has actively managed over 50,000 residential units and several million square feet of commercial, industrial, self-storage and retail properties nationally in the last 25 years.  Mr. Griswold has extensive experience as a court-appointed receiver (over 160 times) for private lenders and major financial institutions, he has served as an expert witness consultant on over 1,200 occasions for both Federal and Superior Court cases and acted as a court-appointed bankruptcy Custodian and Referee.

 

 

Ed Nakamura, Regional Manager, ARM®,

retired from the Navy in 1991 after a 20-year career as an air traffic controller.  Throughout the early 1990s, Ed worked in residential sales for both Art Leitch and Coldwell Banker, then held a Property Manager position at Penny Realty.  In 1999 Ed accepted employment as the Senior Property Supervisor for McKee Asset Management where he managed a portfolio consisting of multifamily buildings, commercial, retail, single-family units, and vacation properties.  Ed received his Real Estate Salesperson License in 1991 and is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the California Apartment Association.  He has been part of our team, overseeing a portfolio of single and multi-family residential units, since 2005.

 

 

Amelia Aldana, Regional Manager,

joined Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc. in 1993.  She was hired as an Assistant Property Manager, responsible for several apartment buildings.  Amelia left the company to work for M.S. Browar Development Corporation for over three years as a Maintenance Coordinator, with supervisory responsibility for six employees.  She returned to Griswold Real Estate Management in 2003 and has since developed a managerial portfolio of residential properties.  Amelia is a graduate of Colegio De Bachilleres Del Estado De Baja California and is a licensed California Real Estate Agent who speaks fluent Spanish. 

 

 

Sheri Elizabeth Coleman, Regional Manager, CPM® Candidate®

graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego (USD) in May 2010, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, an emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in Real Estate.  Sheri holds a California Real Estate Brokers License and is an active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).  As a Regional Manager for Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc., Sheri is responsible for a number of prestigious Homeowners Associations and rentals throughout San Diego County.  

 

  

 

Timothy Nauta, Controller,

joined Griswold Real Estate Management in 2006.  His responsibilities encompass the financial statement preparation and review for 150+ managed properties and corporate entities contained within Griswold Real Estate Management's portfolio.  Originally from Hammond, Indiana, Tim attended Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois, and has over 20 years experience in Hospitality Accounting. Tim began his career in Hotel Management/Accounting in Florida, working at the large resort properties of Holiday Inn and Radisson in Tampa and Clearwater Beach, where he had various management positions in both guest service and accounting.  His specialty of working to turn around distressed properties brought him to Minnesota as Controller of the Ramada Hotel St. Paul.  Before moving to Southern California, Tim also spent five years as an Innkeeper of his own Bed & Breakfast on Minnesota's north shore of Lake Superior.

  

  

Stephen Griswold, Assistant Controller,

joined Griswold Real Estate Management in 2010, working part-time doing maintenance while working towards his degree.  He graduated from The University of California, Irvine in June 2013, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Management.  Stephen is currently working towards obtaining his Real Estate Salespersons License and becoming a Certified Public Accountant.  He is also looking to continue his education with a part-time MBA in the near future.  Stephen is responsible for accounts receivable and payroll.  Additionally, he assists with the production, review and distribution of monthly property financial statements.

 

   

Corazon "Tara" Hranek, Administrative Assistant,

joined Griswold Real Estate Management in August 1999.  Prior to coming onboard, Tara was employed by Kyocera where she was involved in material and expense control, design, and personnel management.  As the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc. she oversees the phone lines, faxes and the mailroom.  Additionally, Tara coordinates with each Regional Property Manager to obtain approval signatures and get checks signed.  She spot checks all vendor payables for accuracy and ensures that all checks go out within 24 hours of being printed.  Tara, who is a graduate of the Reynoso Business School, does all the small things that ensure our business operates seamlessly.