Dick Jonilonis & Associates in La Mesa, California, offers property management software and training for clients in the real estate industry. Since 2007, we have represented Rent Manager™, a property management systems developer that creates the software that we sell. They have been around since 1982 and have more than 20,000 users. Through this company, we offer cutting-edge programs for our clients, helping to meet their property management needs.
Owner Dick Jonilonis worked for IBM™ in Chicago, and later in San Diego. Originally he worked in the Chicago Education Center assisting the instructors. He was promoted to their data center, where new customers tested new programs on the IBM mainframe systems. He was promoted again and began to assist customers with program resting and debugging. Dick transferred to San Diego as a systems engineer and began to work with local customers who would begin to implement the second generation systems he had originally worked on in Chicago. Later, he also worked on third generation systems for IBM in San Diego. He conducted classes and made recommendations to customers to increase systems productivity. For one large company his recommendations resulted in a sale that was re-scheduled to the following year. The customer was pleased, ithe IBM sales man was not. Dick was with IBM™ for nine years.
After Dick left IBM™, he was recruited by a San Diego bank. He assumed the position of manager of bank and corporate systems programming in addition to assistant manager of the computer center and its 80 staff members. He became an Assistant Vice President / Officer of the bank. The bank was acquired 7 years later by a San Francisco bank. Dick was offered a management position in San Francisco but decided against the bank's offering.
During his time with IBM he also acquired Community College Teachng Credentials (Business Systems) at night. The year after the bank closed in San Diego he increased his 3 hours of teaching to a total of 16 hours of Business Systems classes at 2 community colleges. He also finished his degree that summer at San Diego State with a total of 176 units and 2 majors, (business management and Industrial Psychology),
He than began to manage a small property management portfolio in a Real Estate Investment Brokerage office as a property manager. He had been managing a few units as an owner. The brokerage property management portfolio increased from 100 units to 400 over the next 3 years and included mostly apartment units and some commercial. The company was sold and Dick transitioned into Real Estate investment Properties Sales and Exchanges as a Realtor. He also became active in the San Diego Board of Realtors based on his IBM and bank mainframe systems experience. He was asked to serve as Chairman of the computerized Investment MLS Committee with the goal of desgning and implementing an Investment MLS system. The system was one of the first in California and possibly the first in the country. He was also a SDAR Director, Executive Booard member and co-chair of the boards Computer User Group.
At the same time he began consulting and assisting property managers with the implementation of early personal and real estate oriented software.systems. He started his own company, Dick Jonilonis & Associates, in 1994. He has through the years worked with 10 plus systems including the very popular Yardi Systems. Currently he markets, trains and supports Rent Manager Systems, a very mature system with ectensive features including customization capabilities. Dick's experience with multiple systems over 30 years, allows him to provide special insights to the evaluation and selection of property management software in addition to support and training over the years a wide spectrum of property management systems operations. His consulting services and seminars have included systems evaluations, BRE compliance, use of advanced features and systems security.
Dick is a published author of his property management systems book and and numerous artcles in regional and nationa lpublications. He currentlyprovides his clients and prospects quarterly newsletters focused on Rent Manager and 2 or monthly artcles / blogs related to property management and systems content.