Meet Our Team
Covering the Palm Desert, CA, Entire Coachella Valley and Beyond!
Baxley Properties, Inc. has expertise in all areas of commercial real estate including Office, Industrial, Retail & Land. Each member of the team brings their own unique skill set to make the buying and selling process as simple and straightforward as possible.
Founder & Broker
DRE License: 00531516
Dick, a native of Los Angeles, began his professional career in Commercial Real Estate sales in 1971 after earning a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. As owner and manager of offices with as many as 20 full-time commercial agents, he has combined his academic knowledge with the real world of real estate sales. Dick has earned the respected professional designations of CPM (1976) and CCIM (1991) as recognition of his ability to put that knowledge and experience to work for his clients.
As past Chairman of the entire Coachella Valley Commercial Investment Marketing Group (1991-1995), he has access to excellent working relationships with every Broker involved in commercial transactions. Dick specializes in land and investment grade property sales throughout the Coachella Valley. His expertise in facilitating and closing transactions is unparalleled in the marketplace.
DRE License: 01322594
Matthew, a Palm Desert native, studied abroad at Cambridge University in England and completed his studies at Cal State Long Beach where he majored in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Matthew received his Salespersons License in 2001 and began a successful six-year run in the residential mortgage industry, where he was awarded loan officer of the year two years in a row.
Matthew has been with Baxley Properties, Inc. since 2007 and has had great success in the sales, leasing and marketing of multiple properties. Because Matthew was raised in Palm Desert, he possesses an inherent knowledge of The Coachella Valley and all of its subtle nuances amongst the arid terrain. This knowledge will be an invaluable resource on the journey to closing any real estate transaction.
Top Producer: 2017
Vice President & Sales Associate
DRE License: 02010687
Cecelia joined our firm in July 2016. Cecelia graduated magna cum laude from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a Master of Science in health and strategic communication. Prior to joining Baxley Properties, Cecelia worked as an admission representative at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA, presenting admission information to prospective students and their families. She has a passion for getting to know her clients and delivering what they need to succeed in their own business. She has a knack for research and is highly organized, delivering prompt and efficient results. She truly enjoys creating and cultivating long-lasting and meaningful relationships with clients from the beginning of their journey and continuing long after escrows have closed. In addition to Sales and Leasing, Cecelia also executes our day-to-day office administration and overall business strategies.
DRE License: 00684680
A native of Pennsylvania, John Marshall attended Penn State University prior to relocating to California in 1978 and immediately began his career in
Top Producer: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017
Senior Vice President
DRE License: 01369784
Irene specializes in all aspects of client-driven commercial real estate including investments, sales and leasing of office, industrial and retail projects. A USC graduate, she has over 30 years of business experience in senior executive management, having owned a community newspaper, a full-service marketing agency, and co-authored two published marketing books. For several years prior to joining Baxley Properties, Inc., she was a personal business assistant to Lee Iacocca and vice president of two of his enterprises.
Utilizing her strategic planning and entrepreneurial skills, she provides her clients with unique customized solutions for every aspect of their commercial real estate experience.
Top Producer: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2016
Senior Vice President
DRE License: 01727548
As a fourth-generation Coachella Valley resident, Brandon knows the Coachella Valley like the back of his hand. It was during his tenure as a series licensed general securities representative that he developed an affinity for
Top Producer: 2016
Senior Vice President
DRE License: 01052294
Land Sales Broker
DRE License: 00578867
After attending Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is originally from, Tony relocated to California in 1962 and began his career as a principal with Firestone Investments (a money-management firm for high-net-worth individuals).
In 1980, he formed his own company, Pegasus Developments, which focused mainly on single family and condominium development in the Bay Area. In March 1999 he joined Baxley Properties, Inc. and divides his time between available residential/commercial land and the sale of commercial/industrial buildings.
Top Producer: 2003, 2009
Land Sales Broker
DRE License: 00365060
For over 55 years, Don has been successfully active in real estate development in Southern California. This experience has included residential, commercial, and industrial development. Don has been responsible for area management for both The Don Bren Company and The William Lyon Company in Los Angeles and Orange County.
In 1964, Prelude Development Company was established as a sole proprietorship. Numerous projects in many categories of development were completed and successfully sold. In the late 1980’s, Don’s emphasis shifted to project management and consultation on special projects. Don’s background is very strong in the fields of project management, real estate development and engineering. Don’s paramount concern is the timely completion within the budget of each project. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan (class of ’45 and ’47), has three married children and resides in Palm Desert, CA.
Top Producer: 2008
Marketing Coordinator & Sales Associate
DRE License: 01959821
Cindy, a graduate of Cathedral City High School, was born in Mexico. We are lucky to have her valuable bilingual skills as she is both fluent in Spanish and English.
Cindy has worked in support for both commercial and residential real estate for three (3) years prior to joining our team. She is wonderfully dedicated and organized and adds a unique element to our company.
Property Manager & Sales Associate
DRE License: 01928453
Donna was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. She spent 20 years in the Detroit Michigan area before moving to Palm Desert in 2007.
She has spent over 30 years in construction accounting, management
In her near-decade with Baxley Properties, she has proven her abilities in the management industry with her accounting knowledge, organizational skills and eye for detail. Donna, along with her assistant, Michael Hernandez, has grown our management division from six properties in 2011 to 24 properties to date, and counting. Multitasking is her strong suit!
Assistance Property Manager
Michael was born and raised in Indio, CA. After graduating from Cathedral City High School, Michael went on to work in the field of copy and print media which prepared him well for his current profession as a Property Management Associate. Michael has a keen eye for detail and is diligent about staying organized which are two invaluable assets in property management.
When Michael is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, attending church and supporting his beloved Dodgers.