Our Team

R.E.M.’s team consists of bright, spirited and experienced professionals.  As a result of teamwork, motivation and flexibility, we have developed a vibrant working atmosphere and outstanding collaboration.  Due to the changing nature of the business, our staff frequently attend seminars and continuing education classes to ensure that we are always knowledgeable and operate effectively for our clients.


We believe in building relationships and collaboration and we frequently host real estate events that are the talk of the town, bringing clients and industry professionals together where they gain from the shared knowledge, experiences and resources.


R.E.M. understands the importance of great staff and the stability that having long term dedicated staff members creates in an organization.  We treat our staff like family, providing them with the environment they need to succeed, whether that is time off to rejuvenate, support in time of need, or assistance with difficult projects. Our staff are happy to be with R.E.M. and their happiness and commitment is evident in every client and tenant experience.


R.E.M.’s staff offers more than just industry knowledge and depth of experience, but also is comprised of diversely talented and dedicated property management experts, who have devoted their career to the real estate industry, and who work tirelessly to ensure that every detail of the building they manage is handled efficiently and professionally.

Rick and Shpresa

REM is run by Rick and Shpresa Elezi.  They have been married for almost 30 years and are the ultimate husband and wife team, complementing each other’s skills in day-to-day operations at REM.


At the age of 17 while Rick worked his first job as doorman, he met the love of his life, Shpresa, who was the daughter of a Resident Manager working in an adjacent building. A romantic and old fashioned tale, they knew they were meant for each other then and there, and despite opposition, married young, when he was 24 and she was 18.  They are still happily married and now their daughter, Julianna has joined REM’s workforce.


REM is run with the warmth of a family business. But those who Rick and Shpresa consider “family” do not end with blood relations.Their staff, tenants and clients become part of the family as well.  Their loyalty, longevity and returned  commitment to REM is a testament to the sense of trust and belonging the family environment has created.
“We have old school ethics” Rick says. “Family is important to us”


REM actively support numerous charitable events such as the Holiday Toy Drive for Blythedale Children’s Hospital and R.E.M.’s own Unite-Help-Give Sandy Relief Initiative that raised thousands of dollars for the devastated Staten Island community.

Meet Our Executive Team