Meet Our Team
Aborn Properties is a full service real estate company, serving Santa Clara County for more than 40 years. We specialize in residential sales and property management, and are centrally located in San Jose.
We strive to make your investment as profitable and trouble-free to you as possible. We keep your property rented at a current rental rate to tenants who help maintain your property. We provide firm and courteous enforcement of tenancy rules, as well as reliable and businesslike collection of rent.
Gary A Walker » President/CVO
Gary has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1972. He started Aborn Property Management as a division of his multi-year Centurion-winning Century 21 office in the Bicentennial year of 1976. He sold the large Real Estate operation in 1991 to concentrate on the needs of our investor clients, with full service Property Management and Sale/Purchase transactions.
Gary has served as a long-time Board member of the Santa Clara County Chapter of the National Association of Property Managers (NARPM) and was the Chapter President in 1997. He has served NARPM at the National Level on the Education and Professional Standards Committees. In his role as a Realtor he has been chair of the Education Committee for the San Jose Real Estate Board and served as a long time State Director of the California Association of Realtors.
In his free time, Gary loves photography and, second to spending time with family, his favorite pasttime.
Joi E. Walker, MBA, MPM (R) » Asset Manager/Senior Property Manager
Joi began working with Aborn Property Management summers during College, earning her Real Estate License at the age of 19. After completing her Bachelors Degree from Pepperdine University in 1994, she began her career at Aborn Properties. While continuing to work full time, she pursued graduate school at San Jose State University, earning an MBA in 2010.
She enjoys diverse responsibilities at Aborn Property Management including leasing properties, overseeing maintenance and supervising the accounting. She's appreciative of the good relationships she has with her co-workers and clients.
Joi is very involved with the Santa Clara County Chapter of NARPM, serving on the Board since 1998 as Secretary, Vice-President and President. She has been awarded NARPM's highest individual designation, Master Property Manager (MPM), requiring extensive management experience, education and professional references. She has also volunteered for Guide Dogs for the Blind, raising 3 puppies. All of the staff were able to spend time with the puppies who came into the office as part of their training.
When not at work, Joi loves to travel and has been to Europe, New Zealand and Belize, as well as all over the US.
Roy Kellett » Property Manager
Roy graduated from a boarding school in Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey school, and focused his studies on business courses. He then attended Penn State University, where he continued his educational background majoring in business administration. At the age of 23, Roy became the sole proprietor and entrepreneur of his very own restaurant. After five years in the food service industry, Roy sold his restaurant and moved to California to be closer to family. Familiar with the nuances and intricacies of the real estate industry both as a tenant and investor, real estate was the next logical step. After four years in the real estate industry, starting in single-family home sales, then transitioning to property management/investment properties, Roy knows how to make money in the toughest of markets. He joined our team in 2012 and diligently oversees his management properties.
In his spare time, he enjoys travel with his new spouse and their new puppy.
Desiree Breschi » Bookkeeper & Property Manager
Desiree worked in retail for 15 years advancing to retail management. She joined our team in 2015 as the bookkeeper. She works with her husband's construction company, which provides good experience with diagnosing maintenance requests and the best way to address them. Long interested in Real Estate, she has had her Real Estate License for more than 10 years.
She and her husband have 2 beautiful children, one in elementary school and one looking forward to kindergarten next year. Her daughter is too excited to grow up and her son is a funny, outgoing boy who loves to get into everything.
She loves spending time with her family and scrapbooking their memories. Most of her spare time is consumed with swimming lessons, play dates, tag and hide-and-seek.