Meet Our Team
Aborn Properties is a full service real estate company, serving Santa Clara County for more than 25 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 started Aborn Property Management as a division of his multi-year Centurion winning Century 21 office in the Bi Centennial year of 1976. After selling the Real Estate operation in 1991 we have concentrated on the needs of our investor clients with both purchase/sale and exchange services as well as full service Property Management.
Gary is involved in the Santa Clara County chapter of the National Association of Property Managers (NARPM). In addition to serving as the chaper President in 1997, he chairs the committe that organizes an annual charity golf tournament.
In his free time Gary loves photography and second to spending time with family, that's his favorite pasttime.
Joi E. Walker, MBA » Asset Manager/Operations Manager
Joi began working with Aborn Property Management after earning her Batchelors Degree from Pepperdine University in 1994, 19 years ago. She's appreciative of the good relationships she has with her co-workers and clients. She pursued an MBA, while continuing to work full time, and graduated from San Jose State University in 2010.
She also enjoys diverse responsibilities at Aborn Property Management, leasing properties, overseeing maintenance and supervising the accounting.
Joi is also involved with NARPM, serving on the Santa Clara board of directors for the previous 5 years. She also volunteers for Guide Dogs for the Blind, as a puppy raiser. All of the staff get to spend time with the puppies who come 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. Over the last two years. Roy has done over 45 real estate transactions and has made money for every one of his clients.
Desiree Breschi » Bookkeeper & Property Manager
I began my working career in retail, doing retail management the for the last 15 years. Deciding it was time for a change, I came aboard with Aborn Properties in June of this year, as the bookkeeper. My husband has a construction company, for which I control all of the operational aspects. This gives me a good experience in diagnosing repair requests and the best way to address them.
My husband and I have been together for 6 years and have two beautiful children, 4 and 2 years old. My daughter starts Kindergarten this year and is too excited to grow up. My son is a funny, outgoing toddler that loves to get into everything.
I love spending time with my family and scrapbooking our memories. Most of my spare time is consumed with swimming lessons, play dates, tag and hide-and-seek. Thank you!