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About

About

Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group was founded in 1991 by Dick Gaston and Don Wilkerson as a means to share with others the expertise they had gained through many years of highly successful corporate and personal real estate ownership and leverage.

Their absolute demand for precision management tools and information access was a focus of their personal success and they saw that distinction as a valuable asset to share with others desiring maximum performance from their real estate investments.

Gaston and Wilkerson Management Group has been recognized by The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO®), which symbolizes the highest standards of professionalism, financial performance and ethics. Only 525 firms have passed the rigorous requirements necessary to earn the AMO® accreditation.

Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group as members and supporters of IREM®, and the Nevada State Apartment Association regularly urge their congressional leaders to support legislation on key issues favorable to the real estate management industry such as bankruptcy reform, energy and the role of banks in real estate management, and State proposed legislation that may impact Landlord Tenant Laws.

It is the singular focus and attention to detail that has allowed Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group to continue to set the standard for Management excellence in Northern Nevada.

Our Founders

Chief Executive Officer

Donald B. Wilkerson, CPM®

Don is the Chief Executive Officer and managing partner of the firm. He holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation and has over 25 years experience managing multi-family properties, home owner’s associations, retail and industrial properties in Nevada.

Don is a second-generation Nevada resident. After graduating from the University of Nevada in 1980 with a degree in economics and finance, Don began practicing real estate appraisal with William G. Kimmel and Assoc. For 10 years during that time he instructed real estate appraisal for the University of Nevada system. His appraisal background included specializing in Multi family Retail and Industrial appraisals. As an appraiser Don was a qualified expert witness in both state and federal courts. Now he devotes his time to property management including but not limited to analysis for acquisitions, performance enhancement, as well as real estate investment and development.

Professional Designations and Organizations:

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
  • Nevada Real Estate Licensee with Property Management Permit
  • Currently serves on the National IREM® Executive Committee as Senior Vice President
  • Currently serves on the National Foundation for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)
  • Current National Governing Councilor (IREM®)
  • Regional Vice President of the National Institute (IREM®) from 2008 -2010 overseeing chapters in Nevada, Utah, Arizona,  Colorado and New Mexico
  • Past president and member of the Northern Nevada/Tahoe Chapter 89 of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)
  • Two time CPM® of the year as awarded by the Northern Nevada Chapter

Personal Interests:

    Don enjoys many activities such as Skiing, Bird hunting and exploring the Great State of Nevada.

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Chief Operating Officer

Debbie Warner, CPM®, Supervisory Community Association Manager

Debbie joined Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group in 1994 and is the Chief Operations Officer and a Partner in the firm. She holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM®) designation and has over 25 years experience managing multi-family properties, home owner’s associations, and retail properties in Nevada and California. Debbie and her family have lived in the Reno area since 1991.

Debbie’s real estate experience includes directing due diligence teams, new property acquisitions, annual preparation and finalization of operating budgets, and preparation and implementation of management and marketing plans. Debbie was also instrumental in obtaining HUD approval of Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group for the management of properties utilizing HUD financing. She also works actively in oversight of Gaston Wilkerson Association Services specializing in the management of Home Owner’s Associations.

Professional Designations and Organizations:

  • Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)
  • Past president and member of the Northern Nevada/Tahoe Chapter 89 of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)
  • Nevada Real Estate Licensee with Property Management Permit
  • Supervisory Community Association Manager – Permit for Nevada
  • Serves on Advisory Board for NVHousingsearch.org
  • Nevada State Apartment Association/ Director/ Reno Board of Directors; Education and Legislative Committee Member
Personal Interests:
Debbie enjoys traveling, photography, and hiking with her family and Golden Retriever, Max.

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Richard S. Gaston

Chairman – Semi-retired

Richard remains actively engaged in the business operation while still enjoying semi-retirement.

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Our Personnel
Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group has been successful attracting and retaining knowledgeable and talented personnel. Most of the Corporate Office staff have been with the firm in excess of ten years. The firm encourages the on going pursuit of knowledge and education. Many team members both in the Corporate office and in the field offices and sites have earned degrees from the University of Nevada- Reno and other Accredited Universities.
Gaston & Wilkerson Management Group is the 1st choice for property and asset management in Northern Nevada