About Us

Mark D. Drenner – Broker

Mark began his career in Real Estate Sales in 1979 and quickly became a Top Producer and award winning agent.  After serving as the Sales Manager for a leading Newport Beach firm, he became the President of Real Estate Establishment, Inc. in 1985.  Mark also spent many years overseeing the Acquisitions Department for a Commercial Real Estate Developer; buying and selling commercial properties and assisting with the development of major shopping centers.  Mark has extensive knowledge of investment strategies, development opportunities and the governmental permitting issues involved at all levels of the development phases.  Mark’s residential property management portfolio continues to grow, and currently includes approximately 500 single family homes, condos, and multi-unit properties.

Joei Kraatz – Realtor, Notary Public

Joei has an extensive background in Accounting, Marketing, Project Management, and Real Estate Sales and Leasing.  She first teamed up with Mark Drenner in 1989.   Currently, Joei handles Owner Relations, Marketing, Accounting and Real Estate Sales on behalf of Real Estate Establishment, Inc., along with property management issues including, large maintenance repair projects, City requirements, and general office management issues.

Peter M. Kashinsky – Realtor

Pete is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton (PA).  With a B.S. in International Relations and a Spanish minor, he is fluent in written and spoken Spanish.  Pete joined the Real Estate Establishment, Inc. team in 2006 and quickly became one of the Top Leasing Agents in Orange County.  His current property management portfolio includes properties in Southern and Central Orange County.  Pete’s responsibilities include coordination of Property Rehabilitation and Leasing, Tenant Relations, New Owner Accounts and Real Estate Sales.

Mike Carroll – Realtor

Mike Carroll joined Real Estate Establishment, Inc. in early 2008.  His current property management portfolio includes properties in Central and Northern Orange County. With a background in customer service management, Mike excels at Leasing and Tenant Relations. He is also responsible for New Owner Accounts and Real Estate Sales, as well as, day to day maintenance.

Ed Carter – Broker Associate

Ed was educated at Clarkson University and received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. Upon graduation, Ed began a career in sales of capital equipment to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and purchased his first real estate investment property in 1973. Ed continued his career in sales and sales management and served as President of a computer service company for 27 years. During this time, Ed acquired investment properties and has participated in several joint ventures with Mark Drenner. Ed has also served on the Board of Directors of numerous private and non-profit corporations during his career.  In addition to being a Real Estate Broker, he is licensed in California as an insurance Broker (DOI License # 0H86649) and President of R.E.E. Insurance Services, Inc. Ed’s primarily concentrates on residential and commercial Real Estate Sales.

Joe Cicarelli – Broker Associate

Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from California State University Fullerton in 1973.  Shortly after, he gained his first experience in real estate when he acquired his structural pest control operator’s license and started his own extermination company.  In 1976, Joe moved into real estate full time as part of a referral program with the residential sales company Hobbs & Alan.  By 1986, he was the Manager and Top Producer for a privately owned residential real estate office with over 40 agents.  Joe’s next stop was his own Villa Park brokerage.  For 10 years, he managed 10-15 residential salespersons, and was the exclusive agent for investors of several new home tracts.  Joe’s career also included a long term relationship as a real estate consultant and Broker for Chapman College/Chapman University.  During this time, he jump started the college’s Property Management needs and helped with the expansion of the school through commercial, residential, and land transactions.  Joe and Mark Drenner have been friends and colleagues for more than 30 years.  His primary focus is residential and commercial Real Estate Sales.

Matthew Drenner

Matthew is the latest addition to the Real Estate Establishment team.  He is a recent graduate from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with a B.S in Psychology.  He was also educated at the Golf Academy of America where he earned a degree in Business Management in Golf Course Operations.  Matthew’s concentration will be on Residential Real Estate Sales and Property Management.