“An all-inclusive approach to property management”
Welcome to Barrett & Associates and Barrett Property Management, Inc.’s landing page. From this main website you can navigate to our sister websites to read about the services we offer in Nevada County and Placer County, CA.
Our focus is geared towards Investment Property Owner’s specific needs. We specialize in Residential and Commercial Property Management Services. Our “All-inclusive approach to property management” also includes Real Estate Listing & Sales Services and Investment Consultations.
Meet the Team
Amelia Barrett, President/Broker
Amelia Barrett is the President of Barrett Property Management, Inc (BPM). She is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, previous California Real Estate Appraiser, and previous Certified Real Property Tax Appraiser. She has been working in the Placer County and Nevada County real estate industries for more than twelve years now. With her vast experience, Amelia has become an expert in all aspect of property management and investment properties. Her passion for property management shines through the superior services she delivers to tenants/lessees, property owners, investors, and industry associates alike.
Actively involved and committed to the Nevada County and Placer County communities, Amelia serves on several local boards and committees including the Nevada County Association of Realtors and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management and was chair of NCAOR YPN and Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committees. She has served for the past 3 years in the planning and preparation for Anew Day’s R.A.K.E. annual event and has also been a supporter and contributor to the Friendship Club.
Amelia’s management style is to surround herself and her team members with positive, motivated, and experienced people who use their natural abilities to excel in their line of work. When this type of synergy is created, everybody benefits in a positive way. Amelia maintains a high level of respect, professionalism, and ethics within BPM. Amelia works with her team to ensure that BPM’s investment property owner’s need and tenant’s needs are met and that the properties are maintained to a high degree.
Amelia has been a Nevada County resident since 1992. She attended colleges in Bend, Oregon and Sacramento, California studying Business Administration and Construction Management. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling and engaging in many types of sports.
- California Real Estate Broker since January 4, 2013
- 12+ Year of Experience in the Nevada County and Placer Country Real Estate Industries
- Property Management Certification Designation through California Association of Realtors
- Previous California Licensed Real Estate Appraiser
- Previous California State Board of Equalization Real Property Appraiser
- Member of NAR, CAR, and NACOR (National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and Nevada County Association of Realtors)
- ’15/’16/’17 NCAOR Board Director
- ’14/’15 NCAOR YPN Chair
- Serving on NCAOR Legislative and Grievance Committees since 2013
- Served on NCAOR Education Committee from 2013-2016
- Member of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
- Member of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce
- ’17 Board Director
- Previous Member of Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce
- ’16 Interm Board Director
- ’16 Ambassador Committee Chair
- R.A.K.E. (Random Acts of Kindness Event put on by Anew Day) Committee Member Volunteer since 2014
- Friendship Club Volunteer and Supporter since 2013
President/Broker – BRE#: 01732628
Justin Gross, Broker Associate
Justin Gross has been investing in real estate since 2001. Along with his brother, he has purchased, renovated, operated and sold properties in Los Angeles, Houston, Texas, and here in Nevada County. Justin was first a licensed Realtor in Houston where he worked with investors and traditional home buyers. He became licensed in California in 2011.
Justin approaches real estate in a unique way, recognizing that real estate ownership is a crucial aspect of increasing one’s wealth and securing the future. That’s why he personally invests in real estate himself, and currently owns and operates a mix of residential and commercial rentals here in Nevada County. In Houston, Justin and his brother created a 25 unit, commercial and multi-family property from the ground up. This project involved closely working with Harris County (Texas) officials, coordinating utility line upgrades, physically installing water and sewer lines, and then operating and managing the entire project and property through completion and beyond.
A product of Grass Valley schools, Justin went to Hennessy, Lyman Gilmore, and Nevada Union before earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University. He later earned two teaching credentials (elementary and high school) from Chapman University and taught briefly in Southern California as a Certified Studio Teacher. As a Studio Teacher, Justin taught children working in the entertainment business including working a season on a Nickelodeon series with a star that would later become tabloid fodder.
While working in the entertainment business, Justin became involved with Voice Over work. He transitioned from teaching to becoming a full-fledged voice over actor. He’s voiced, or narrated, thousands of projects from animation, to commercials, to media presentations for corporations worldwide and videogames. Justin is still an active voice over performer and now works mostly from his home studio in Grass Valley: www.justingross.com
It was working in the entertainment business were Justin met many people, actors and other professionals, that made money in show business, but didn’t invest their earnings for their future. This is what sparked Justin’s interest in real estate. After purchasing his first home in North Hollywood, he began laying plans for investing his earnings into real estate. Along with his brother, he began buying, renovating and selling in Nevada County. Success here took them to Houston. After Houston, Justin moved back to Grass Valley in 2012.
Justin currently lives in Grass Valley where he and his partner own and operate their rental properties. Justin is active in Gold Country Kiwanis. When he’s not working, he enjoys exercise, hanging out with his family over coffee, binge watching select TV shows, being an Airbnb Superhost, and traveling.
Broker Associate – BRE#: 01908565
Jessica Ornelas, Agent
Jessica Ornelas joined Barrett Property Management, Inc. in July 2017 as a Property Manager for the Placer County region. She is a licensed California Real Estate Agent and member of the Placer County Association of Realtors. With a professional background focused on customer service and project management skills, she has a solid foundation for working in the real estate industry. Rooted in her compassion for others, Jessica’s desire to help people in all walks of life is what drove her to become a property manager. Her natural ability to build relationships with a high level of integrity and commitment is what makes her stand apart from others.
Growing up in Nevada County, Jessica became accustomed to the small town feel, but felt compelled to live near the ocean. She fulfilled this longing by moving to the beach to attend UC San Diego where she obtained a degree in Psychology. After graduating, she went to work for Parron Hall, a contract office furniture dealer located in San Diego. For over a decade she collaborated with clients in healthcare, education, corporate and government settings to facilitate the planning and implementation of functional work spaces designed to suit their needs. As a Project Support Specialist, Jessica simultaneously managed numerous high caliber assignments ranging from small office reconfigurations to million-dollar government projects.
Shortly after getting married and becoming a mother, Jessica realized she missed that small town feel and moved back up north to be near family. She now lives in Auburn with her husband and two daughters and enjoys being part of such a friendly and close-knit community.
An avid supporter of local businesses, Jessica helps to keep the local coffee shops and breweries afloat by making regular appearances. When she’s not working or chasing the kids around she enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling and volunteering at her daughters’ schools.
Agent – BRE#: 02042367
Judy Herrera, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Judy Herrera is the office manager/bookkeeper at Barrett Property Management, Inc. She meticulously manages all accounting aspects of the company with attention to detail and a keen sense of urgency for time sensitive transactions. Her drive for accuracy and efficiency along with her patient and ethical nature combine to make her not only qualified, but the ideal person for any task at hand.
Prior to her role in the property management industry, Judy worked in accounts payable and receivable for UC Berkeley in the accounting department. She then moved over to the UC Berkeley School of Optometry to run the Special Service Clinic which entailed setting up the lab, frame, and contact lens contracts as well as teaching in the clinic and in the classroom.
Most recently she retired from an eighteen year stint with Nevada Union High School where she began at the front office and went on to work with the Assistant Principal and then finished her tenure in the Special Education Office. The breadth of her experience and knowledge is a welcome asset to Barrett Property Management, Inc.
Although Judy lives and works in Grass Valley, she makes time to travel both in and out of state to visit her children and grandchildren who fulfill her heart’s omnipresent love. In her free time she enjoys sewing, gardening and antiquing.
(530) 362-7072 | jh.BarrettPM@gmail.com
Aldo Vibanco, Property Management Support
Aldo Vibanco has been a Nevada County resident since 2012. He has a solid history of superior customer service experience and has worked for corporations such as Sears Holdings, Target, Starbucks and JetBlue prior to moving to the area.
Aldo also has a lengthy history helping create and co-manage properties. Along with his partner, Aldo took part in creating and managing a 25-unit property in Houston, Texas from 2006-2016, where his bilingual (Spanish/English) ability came in handy. Upon moving to Nevada County, Aldo and his partner have acquired their own mix of local residential and commercial properties that they own and manage.
Aldo is also an Airbnb Superhost and has created short-term rental spaces that are clean, functional and modern. His design concepts are often praised by his guest’s glowing reviews.
When Aldo’s not working on properties, he can usually be found cooking delicious authentic vegetarian Mexican food, exercising/running, playing video games, and spending time with family. Aldo strongly believes in giving back to his community with a servant’s heart: he is a regular volunteer at The Food Bank of Nevada County and is an active member of Gold Country Kiwanis, a club that supports charity for children.
530.362.7072, ext 104
Property Management Support
Barrett & Associates
Barrett Property Management, Inc. has proudly delivered consistent superior property management services to Placer County and Nevada County since its inception in 2013. We have created an unmatched reputation for ourselves through satisfied clients and grown our business rapidly.
As our business grows, so has our team. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing valuable and relevant knowledge to the property management experience, whether it is dealing with investment property owners, tenants, industry associates or vendors. To date, we have three licensed agents that can provide property management services: Amelia Barrett, Justin Gross, and Jessica Ornelas.
In 2017 Barrett Property Management, Inc. began offering Real Estate Sales and Listing services as well, which is when we formed the sister name of Barrett & Associates. Amelia Barrett, President/Broker, has been a licensed agent since 2006 and has vast experience in both sales and property management. Amelia began her career at Coldwell Banker in Grass Valley, CA before forming this company. Her associate, Justin Gross, has been a licensed agent in California since 2011 and was licensed in Texas before then. Both Amelia and Justin can provide real estate sales and listing services.
Our service areas include Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, Colfax, Foresthill, Auburn, Loomis, Newcastle and surrounding Nevada County and Placer County cities, as well as parts of Santa Cruz County.
As a focus of bettering our communities, Amelia and the Barrett team support various organizations and dedicate their free time to volunteering. These organizations include: Nevada County Association of Realtors (Grievance Committee, Legislative Committee, Education Committee, and Young Professional Network Committee), Placer County Association of Realtors (Young Professional Network), Anew Day and the annual R.A.K.E. event, The Friendship Club, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nevada County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Nevada City Little League, Deer Creek School, Grass Valley Recreation, Gold Country Kiwanis, and Bowman Elementary.
Barrett & Associates
731 Zion Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
PO Box 85, Nevada City, CA 95959
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