STUART LEVITAS - Owner, Broker, CCRM, JD
Astound Real Estate and Property Management was founded by Stuart Levitas, Realtor, CCRM, JD. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and has been involved in real estate and property management for over fourteen years. He has a Law degree as a Juris Doctor. Stuart has owned properties since 1986.
Stuart has a proven history of success in the East Bay property management industry. He honed his skills as a Director of the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County. In that capacity, he taught classes on effective ways to manage property to rental property owners and property managers. He organized and developed the RHANAC Annual Trade Show & Expo now in its eighth year. He brings passion, knowledge and commitment to his rental owners. He manages single family homes, multi-plex units and HOAs.
Stuart is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Bay East Association of Realtors, National Apartment Association and the East Bay Rental Housing Association. He holds a certification as a California Certified Resident Manager.
DAVID LEVITAS - Broker Associate, Property Manager
David Levitas graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. He spent four years working in management at hotels in San Diego and Maui before joining Astound Real Estate and Property Management in 2015.
David excels at effectively communicating with owners, renters and prospective clients. With his exceptional and genuine customer service skills, David is well equipped to exceed his client’s needs.
KAYLA GONZALEZ - Realtor, Property Manager
Kayla Gonzalez has over seven years of experience in portfolio management and customer service in the Real Estate and Property Management fields. She manages over 200 units and helps run the office for Astound. Her clients love her passion and hard work she provides for them. During Kayla’s free time, she enjoys being with her husband and kids. She enjoys coaching her son in soccer, watching all the sports, reading any romance/fantasy books she can get her hands on and listening to all kinds of music. Kayla is prompt, reliable and works hard for all Astound’s clients to bring them the best property management experience.
JULIE SCRABIS - Realtor, Property Manager
Julie Scrabis, an East Bay native and Saint Mary’s College alum and joined our Astound property management team in 2021. She brings over 25 years of experience in this industry. Her dedication, professionalism, and attention to detail make her a favorite of owners and tenants alike. Prior to joining Astound, Julie managed over 100 Single Family Homes in the Walnut Creek and Lamorinda area. A licensed real estate agent, Julie lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and enjoys her free time baking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
RAQUEL ESCALANTE - Portfolio Manager
Raquel Escalante has been with the Astound Team since 2019. With over 12 years of customer service experience. She is professional, friendly and happy to help in any way to provide excellent customer service to our clients and tenants. Raquel has been married to her supportive and caring husband for 5 years with two boys, a very athletic, smart and imaginative almost 6-year-old, and a 4-month-old who is finding his loud voice and personality. Raquel has just been promoted to Portfolio Manager and is looking forward to furthering her career in the Real Estate industry.
Vanesa Magallon - Portfolio Manager
Vanesa joined the Astound team in 2023 to further advance her career in the property management industry. Vanesa is prepared to help Astounds clients and tenants with her 10 years of on-site management experience. Vanesa is a Concord native with 3 kids that she loves to cook for. She is smart, responsive and very efficient with her time management. Vanesa loves how everyone at Astound comes together and helps each other out and how we end each day with lots of laughter!
Stuart Levitas, JD, SRES, CCRM
Owner - Broker
Astound Real Estate
3050 Citrus Cir #118
Walnut Creek. CA 94598
Sales – Property Management – Leasing – Investing
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