Meet Our Team

Rhino Realty Property Management

Pam Beesley

Office Manager / Associate Broker

Pam is a California native, but has resided in New Mexico for the last 25 years. She is currently the operations director and a licensed associate broker here at Rhino. She has 35 years of experience in business and has owned and operated a commercial janitorial company. She also has great experience in managing, as she has done so previously at hotels, restaurants, and night clubs. Her multiple years of experience and great customer service has made her such a vital part of Rhino Realty & Southwest Maintenance. She is often identified as the company's fundamental heart and strives to provide peace of mind to owners and tenants alike. When Pam is not working, she enjoys visiting the local bio parks, watching musicals and plays, and spending time with her family and dogs.

Alex Vasquez

Owner / Qualifying Broker

A multi million dollar producer since the start of his real estate career in 2006, Alex is an accomplished real estate investor, author, writer for Forbes, advisor and speaker whose main clientele and influence has been with professional athletes and seasoned investors across the country. Most notably, the acquisition of his first real estate company in 2015 by Berkshire Hathaway is what has set the standard for his continued desire to strive for greatness. Since that time, he has focused on scaling his property management firm, which has been the top ranked brokerage since 2018 in the city of Albuquerque. Alex brings a clear, tangible, "win-win" approach to each deal he's involved with. This model is what has enabled him to advise and invest within some of the world's most elite circles.

Vanessa Darnell

Maintenance Manager / Associate Broker

Vanessa was born and raised in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Before joining the Rhino "Crash" as a maintenance coordinator, she was a manager at the renowned Tamaya Hyatt Resort where her customer service shined. She is well known for her organizational skills, great attention to detail, and creativeness to solve problems. Vanessa recently received her Associate Brokers Real Estate license and is excited to grow within Rhino both as a coordinator and out on the field. When Vanessa is not working, she enjoys watching sports and spending time with her family. She is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loves to play basketball.

Audrianna Padilla

Accounting / Associate Broker

Audrianna Padilla is from Bernalillo, New Mexico. She graduated from Bernalillo High School and became a medical assistant where she gained intimate experience working with patients and perfecting customer service. Additionally, she has over 9 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. When she was given the opportunity to work in the real estate business and provide administrative support for Rhino Realty last fall, she knew she had found her industry. She has obtained her Associate Brokers license from Kaplan University. She is very excited for her future in real estate and with Rhino Realty! 

Hans Vaneck

Crew Chief / Supervisor

Hans Vaneck was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Sydney, Australia. For the previous 20 years in Sydney, he was self-employed and worked in the service industry. His interest in real estate stemmed from the numerous renovations he was involved in while living abroad and in 2005 he came to Albuquerque and continued renovating, specifically focusing on multifamily properties. In 2012 Hans joined Rhino Realty Property Management and is now the lead supervisor and oversees the maintenance division. 

Eric Gust

Leasing Manager / Associate Broker

Eric Gust is a REALTOR ® and Associate Broker at Rhino Realty, a full-service property management and real estate company serving the housing needs of current and future property owners in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Bernalillo, Placitas, and Los Lunas. Eric was born in an Army Hospital in Okinawa, Japan, but grew up in the United States. He has lived in several states ranging from the east coast all the way to Hawaii. Prior to launching his career in real estate, Eric served in the military with the U.S. Navy and was stationed onboard the USS South Carolina CGN-37, the last nuclear cruiser on the east coast. Eric decommissioned this ship when it was put out of service and then had the amazing opportunity to serve the Special Warfare community at Little Creek, Virginia, providing support to Navy SEALs at SDVT-2 (SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two). At the completion of his enlistment, he continued to serve our country as a defense contractor, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting the U.S. Army, Special Forces, and SOCOM. Despite choosing to defend our country as a career, Eric has always had a love for real estate. Following his 5-year deployment in the Middle East, he set his sights on finding a place to settle down with his family. Eric moved to New Mexico in 2015 and fell in love with the sunny weather, elevation, clear air, scenic views, and laid-back tempo. As an Associate Broker at Rhino Realty, Eric is committed to his clients. He has a talent for helping people find the perfect home, townhouse, condo, or apartment to fit their lifestyle. His clear and friendly communication style, attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever it takes to match his clients to their dream home make him the perfect broker to work with. Contact Eric Gust at (505)508-8277 when you’re ready to start the search for your next home.

Trey Whaley

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

As an ambitious and motivated broker specializing in Multi-Family sales, Trey started his journey in real estate at the young age of 18 and has since continued to scale his business aggressively. Trey's main points of experience in Multi Family are focused in value-add deals, apartment repositioning, 1031 exchanges and listings. Aside from sales, Trey takes an oversight role in the management of over 1700 doors which helps give him a major advantage and a much deeper understanding in the apartment asset class. Trey's only focus is in the multi-family sector, not single family or any other asset classes, which makes a tremendous difference when trusting your investments with him. His Firm Rhino Realty Property Management, has been the number one rated management brokerage in Albuquerque the past 4 years and adds yet another layer of value when evaluating deals.

Ethan Romero

Maintenance Tech / Associate Broker

Ethan was born in Michigan, but quickly after, moved to Albuquerque where he grew up. He started his real estate journey at the young age of 19, where he began learning different investment strategies such as wholesaling and flipping. Ethan’s main focus is sourcing “off market deals” or value add opportunities. Ethan has moved to Rhino Realty Property Management to further expand his knowledge in Multi-Family and Property Management Ethan is not only passionate about real estate but also has a calling for business and entrepreneurship as a whole. In his free time he enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

Candace Raimondi

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

Candace was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico where her love for exploring has given her the opportunity to gain a great deal of knowledge for the city and states culture. She specializes in single family sales in Northwest Albuquerque as well as property management in the metro area. Her knowledge and enthusiasm in real estate has become evident in many areas of expertise.

Nick Chavez

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

Nick is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. He graduated from Colorado Christian University in Denver to receive his Bachelors degree in Music Production and Engineering with an emphasis in Music Composition as well as Biblical Studies. He then continued his education to receive his Masters degree in Film scoring from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at the Seattle Film Institute. Since finishing his education, Nick has found another passion of his: real estate. His mother has been a real estate agent for almost 14 years which is what sparked his interest in the industry. Nick has been learning more about real estate while providing exceptional customer service as a leasing agent and is striving towards earning his associate brokers license.

Brad Berger

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

Brad, a native of upstate New York, was born and raised in Buffalo before relocating to New Mexico at the age of 10. From early on, Brad has been deeply rooted in family values and is recognized as a committed family man. Motivated by a desire to build generational wealth, he ventured into the world of stocks, options, and futures. With an A.A.S degree in IT, Brad cultivated over 7 years of hands-on experience in the tech industry. This tenure not only equipped him with technical prowess but also ingrained in him the invaluable ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and relatable manner, a skill he seamlessly incorporates into his everyday life. Brad recently transitioned his career to focus on real estate, acknowledging its potential to shape a prosperous future for his family for generations to come

Miles Fakes

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

Miles was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has lived here his whole life. Miles graduated from sandia highschool. His Grandpa, a very successful businessman, opened a chain of christian preschools, throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, called Covenant School, And since Miles has been very involved in the community and passionate about business. Miles focuses on his faith and is trying to grow to be one of the biggest, most helpful, and impactful names in this community and even throughout the United States.(My mom always told me “Be the change you want to see in the world”.) In Miles freetime he also loves to go to the gym, as well as play volleyball and golf. And one day he wants to travel the world. He is very excited to be a part of Rhino..

Elias Bowen

Leasing Agent / Associate Broker

Elias Bowen was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up in the heart of the South Valley. At a young age he has always shown discipline and determination. He participated in martial arts from the young age of 4, it was then that his gift of determination began to shine. Obtaining his 2nd degree black belt, becoming a state champion and winning worlds at the age of 17 was an accomplishment that very few are able to brag about. His open personality, perseverance, willingness to push forward and learn have brought him where he is today. Elias has a special place in his heart when it comes to helping others, hence the reason real estate struck his attention. He started his career with Rhino Reality in March of 2022 to expand his knowledge in multi family deals and property management to grow a lifelong career.