Kromer Investments Inc. was established in 2004, and is the successor to company principals, Grady W. Kromer and Cheryl L. Kromer. For a period of over 30 years, the Kromers self-managed various rental properties, including multi-family apartment communities, retail and professional office space. While the day-to-day operations and management functions have been turned over to the professional staff of Kromer Investments, Inc., the Kromers actively oversee all aspects of the organization. Currently, Kromer Investments, Inc., has a combined staff of more than 100 employees and manages properties in California and Reno, NV.

Our mission at Kromer Investments, Inc. is to provide the best value for the rental dollar. Whether you are a renter, an owner or an investor we pride ourselves in providing you with the best “bang for the buck”. At Kromer Investments, Inc., we have what we like to call “The Owner-Managed Advantage”. In short, we treat all of the apartment communities we manage as if we own them. This translates to satisfied renters who are proud of where they live and satisfied owners and investors who rest assured they will attain a better return on investment with Kromer Investments, Inc.

Meet Our Team

Stephen Kromer VP Vice President

Stephen Kromer – Vice President

“Success is only limited by our creativity, imagination, and passion.”
Mr. Stephen Kromer was appointed Vice President of Kromer Investments, Inc. and its various divisions in January 2017.

From 2001 to 2008 he held multiple positions within Deloitte, and PwC, gaining valuable experience in Fortune 500 companies by performing financial statement audits, advisory and consulting projects, royalty and contract dispute analyses, and fraud and piracy investigations. In 2008, Stephen decided to join Kromer Investments, Inc. full time and help manage the exponential growth the company was facing. With guidance from Kromer Investments’ founders and the excellent upper management team, Kromer Investments, Inc. has grown to be unrivaled in the property management and real estate industry in Northern Nevada. Stephen is a certified public accountant in the State of Nevada and also holds a Certified Fraud Examiner designation. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Environmental Studies/Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In his free time he enjoys family, golf, skiing, BBQs, and power boating on Lake Tahoe while listening to Stephen Marley.

Damien Romero Director Asset Management

Damien Romero – Director of Asset Management

"Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life." — Mark Twain
Damien began his career in property management with Kromer Investments in 2007 as a part-time Leasing Professional. Since then, he has worked in every department of the company from leasing, maintenance, management, safety, HR, and marketing. He is an Army veteran and spent much of his time overseas, which has shaped his worldview. Of his many college degrees, his favorite is his Art degree. As the Director of Asset Management, Damien is always looking for new opportunities to help the company grow. He ensures that we choose the right investments and lead in innovation. Damien is motivated by his family and his desire to nurture a company culture that dares to be different, moving forward in ways no one else has imagined. Damien likes to spend his free time with his family, being artistic, and working with his hands doing “basic dude stuff.”

Mike Acosta – Director of Construction & Commercial Management

The Seven Virtues of Bushido (The Way of the Warrior) – Integrity, Respect, Courage, Honor, Compassion, Honesty, Loyalty
Mike worked in the construction and communications industry for over 30 years and received several fiberoptic certifications before joining Kromer Investments in 2017. As the Director of Construction & Commercial Management, Mike oversees construction projects and implements new technologies to encourage advancement and meet the goals of the company. Mike is motivated by imagining what the future holds and how he can incorporate exciting and innovative technology into the day-to-day operations of Kromer Investments. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing video games and gaining inspiration from the futuristic technological advancements of his favorite anime, Ghost in the Shell.

Sue Trollip – Office Manager

“Within me there lies an invincible summer.”
Sue joined the housing industry and Kromer Investments in 2018. She received a BA from UNISA and enjoys her position as Office Manager which includes many roles, such as overseeing payroll and being the HR liaison. She is motivated by her love of life, nature, and sunshine and is grateful to live in a place where she has mountains, lakes, and meandering trails. Sue has a multitude of hobbies including road trips and gardening. And yes, that’s a South African accent you’re hearing if you have the pleasure of speaking with her!

Amanda Duarte – Recruiter

"A negative mind will never give you a positive life." — Ziad K. Abdelnour
Amanda joined Kromer Investments in 2018 and began her career as a recruiter. She enjoys getting to meet new people, hear their dreams, and find a position that can help them achieve their professional goals. Amanda’s daughter is the light of her life and motivates her every day to do better and better. In her free time, Amanda likes to stay on top of current events—including those of the paranormal variety. She loves reading about topics that interest her and finding motivated, enthusiastic candidates while sipping on iced caramel lattes.

Stacy Romero – Portfolio Manager

“The Key to Success is to focus on your goals, and thrive through the obstacles.”
Stacy started her career in property management as a Leasing Professional with Kromer Investments in 2006. She was a Community Manager for 11 years before becoming one of the first Portfolio Managers in the company. She oversees three communities in Sparks & Reno, NV and as a Portfolio Manager, Stacy works to encourage, motivate, and lead her team to meet their goals. Stacy is a loving mother to two children and her family motivates her every day. She is also motivated by seeing personal growth and progression (including in the gym)! In her free time, Stacy enjoys traveling with her family and sharing new experiences.

Stephanie Medellin – Portfolio Manager

"None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard
Stephanie started working for Kromer Investments in 2013 as a Leasing Professional and continued to Assistant Manager, Property Manager and now Portfolio Manager overseeing three communities in Reno & Sparks, NV. She is a board member for the IREM Chapter 89 in Tahoe/NV and also has her ARM certification. Stephanie is passionate about learning and teaching those who want to learn. Training is what motivates her, and helping a person grow in this industry gives her “all the feels.” In her free time, Stephanie loves spending time with her four sisters and their families. She also enjoys camping and exploring with her husband and their son.

Koralynn Birmingham – Portfolio Manager

“Every person has a story, and I thrive on making sure that every story involving myself and my work ends with success and happiness.”
Koralynn began her career in property management in 2015 as a floating Leasing Professional, assisting multiple communities for Kromer Investments. She was promoted to Community Manager in 2019 and as a rising star, became a Portfolio Manager in 2020, overseeing three communities in Sparks, NV. Koralynn’s role as a Portfolio Manager is to guide and assist her team to meet and exceed their goals. She stays motivated by helping her team succeed and continuously learning more each and every day to provide the best customer service. Koralynn likes to spend her free time with family, friends, and especially her mini goldendoodle, Mazie!

Jaime Zamorano – Regional Maintenance Director

"Never allow the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth
Jaime began his career in property management after completing his Building Maintenance certification in 1993. He joined Kromer Investments in 2012, became the Director of Quality Control in 2017, and became the Regional Maintenance Director in 2020. As the Regional Maintenance Director, Jaime oversees the maintenance teams and ensures that they are receiving the training, certifications, and resources they need. Jaime is motivated by his accomplished wife, their two children, and his desire to see the Dodgers win another World Series. He spends his free time playing softball, going to the gym, and following his beloved LA teams.

Erika McDonald – Marketing Manager

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else" – Judy Garland
Erika started her career in property management as a Leasing Professional for Kromer Investments in 2017. She has a BS in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno and has a Digital Marketing certification from the Digital Marketing Institute. She joined the Marketing department in 2018 and became the Marketing Manager in 2020. Erika manages the websites, social media channels, and community outreach projects of our apartment communities and she is motivated by helping prospective residents find the right home to meet and exceed their needs, like an apartment matchmaker! Erika spends her free time riding her bike, relaxing along the Truckee River, and trying every new milk-alternative that she can find in her coffee.