Joseph W. DeCarlo is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Counselor of Real Estate, (CRE). He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and New York and is managing partner of JD Property Management, Inc. in Costa Mesa. He achieved his MBA from Syracuse University. Joe also served on the National Faculty for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and has been an adjunct professor of real estate at Coastline Community College since 1977. He has also been designated as an Expert Witness in over 100 cases.
Joe has been an IREM Chapter President, National Committee Chairman and recipient of the prestigious IREM National Lum Award for outstanding contributions to the property management profession. He has been Chairman of the Southern California Chapter of Counselor's of Real Estate and past President for both the Orange County Commercial Association of Realtors and Coastline College Foundation. He remains a member of the Board of Directors for the Coastline College Foundation and served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Mental Health Association and Regional Center of Orange County, both non-profit organizations. He received an honorary degree from Coastline Community College for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Mr. DeCarlo is the author of several textbooks, including the popular, Property Management in California, now in 11th edition and being used by over 40 colleges, Real Estate: Adventures, Principles and Practices an educational novel on real estate and the, Essential Facts: Real Estate Management, published by Boston based Warren, Gorham & Lamont and the newly released national property management text published by Prentice Hall entitled, Property Management.
Joe is an owner himself of over 150 units, so he speaks not only as a professor and real estate professional, but also as an investor.