Established in 2006, Mission Center Properties has become a trusted provider of residential management and real estate services throughout San Diego County. Our professionalism and integrity have made our company the go-to real estate investment solution for a wide range of clients, from second-home owners and new rental investors, to seasoned investors with sizable portfolios.

Our client-centered approach centers on identifying the unique goals of each individual that we serve, and then applying our experience, skills and resources to achieve those goals. We work diligently to ensure that every detail is attended to, and that the lines of communication are always open. Whether you are renting your first apartment or managing multiple income properties, you can rely on our team to treat you like you deserve to be treated – as a valuable relationship and an important part of what makes our company successful.

The Team

Jim Schlesinger    (Broker/Property Manager)
Jim graduated from Columbia University in 1991, and worked in banking and computer science before obtaining his CA Real Estate Broker’s License in 2003. His analytic background led him to work with investment focused clients, and after hearing their frustrations with ongoing management he stepped in to fill the need for a property manager focused on servicing individual investors.

Jim is a member of the National Association of Property Managers, the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Jim is fluent in Spanish and enjoys traveling throughout South America.

Richard Lara    (Real Estate Agent/Property Manager)
Richard is a licensed real estate agent, and member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the San Diego Association of Realtors. Richard’s initial foray in real estate was as a Home Mortgage Consultant, helping investment buyers find the loan product that best suited their needs. In 2008 he decided to put his financial services background to work on the other side of the desk and help owners manage their investments.

Richard is fluent in Spanish and enjoys international travel with his wife.

Ayari Jimenez    (Real Estate Agent/Property

Ayari joined the team at Mission Center Realty in May 2015. She is a highly organized professional with keen attention to detail and focus on the client’s best interest. In 2017, Ayari obtained a California Real Estate License and became a Salesperson and Property Manager. In her role, she oversees the day-to-day operations of a large portfolio of properties located throughout San Diego County. She has a deep knowledge of property accounting, marketing and she possesses excellent customer service skills. Ayari is also fluent is written and oral Spanish. Her goal is to ensure an outstanding experience for both tenants and property owners.

In her free time, Ayari enjoys creating memories and traditions with her
daughter Alexis and her shih tzu pup Princess.