The Nomadic Team

Joe Rieling

Co-Founder and President

I am privileged to own and operate Nomadic with my Business Partner and brother Ben.  We started developing Nomadic Real Estate’s Business model in 2005 and have employed a 24/7 mentality to build the company over the last 11 years into an industry leader within the Residential Property Management field.

I graduated the University of the South with an Economics degree but entered the Property Management realm as a consultant traveling domestically to help turnaround troubled multi-family buildings. In 2004 I moved to Washington DC to take a position as Director of Leasing Services for Kay Management who owns and operates 36 multi-family communities and over 12,000 units. 

Washington DC is officially home despite being New Jersey born.  I currently reside in Logan Circle and when not working (rarely happens) you will find me running the National Mall in training for my first marathon in New York City 2016 with the goal of besting Ben’s New York Marathon time of 3 hours and 1 minute. As the worst cook in the Metro DC market I also enjoy testing out all of DC’s great restaurants. When time permits I am an avid traveler and always in pursuit of planning the next journey.

I am very excited about the great team of people we have in place and the future of Nomadic Real Estate.

Ben Rieling

Co-Founder and COO

As co-founder of Nomadic Real Estate I take immense pleasure in seeing our business continue to grow and thrive in the local DC market. My brother Joe and I have grown Nomadic from the ground-up and our passion and desire to excel has never been higher. My current role of CFO/COO allows me to have total control of Nomadic’s operations and oversee the development of our employees.

I am a proud father of two young boys and I love spending my free time coaching their flag football team and practicing ice hockey. Ryker and Gunner are wonderful sons and whether we’re zip lining in our backyard or roller skating to the local park we’re constantly on the go.

I received my associate’s degree from Wake Forest University. While playing football for two years I maintained a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll both seasons while achieving the team’s highest GPA my second season. I finished my collegiate career at University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in real estate from the Terry School of Business while earning summa cum laude honors with a 4.0 GPA.

Experiencing and enjoying the growth of Nomadic Real Estate and my two sons continues to be my two greatest pleasures and goals in life.

Ray Minarcik

Director of Property Management

A New Jersey native, Ray joined the Nomadic team in 2013 and has since moved his way up to Director of Property Management. Ray works tirelessly to ensure that both tenants and clients have as positive of a renting experience as possible. His strong communication, responsive nature and ability to get the job done is what keeps our clients coming back year after year. When he’s not killing it in house, he’s enjoying all the life the DMV has to offer with his side kick and rescue dog, Riker – or volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician


Jay LaValley

Director of Operations

Jay joined the Nomadic team in 2013 and was appointed to Director of Operations in 2018.  He is 100% ready and willing to do what others in the industry either refuse or unwilling to do.  He encourages his talented team to take an extreme ownership approach to go above and beyond for clients, tenants and colleagues.

A polished professionalist, Jay graduated from UMass with an Economics Degree, is a retired competitive athlete turned coach/teacher, attended Law School, was an Assistant Vice President of a boutique Boston law firm, owned a small Baltimore gym, and most recently Chaired a non-profit Executive Board.

Sy Gezachew

Head of Accounting

Jack of all trades, master of accounting, Sy joined the Nomadic staff in 2016. When he isn’t crunching numbers, he is involved with pretty much every other aspect of what it takes to run a mid sized and growing business, successfully. He doesn’t reserve his Super Sy cape for just the office, he also loves being taught about all the zoo animals by his son and spending time with family.


Suzannah Van Rooy

Marketing and Social Media Extraordinaire

A half French, native Texan, Suzannah is Nomadic Real Estate’s marketing representative extraordinaire. She cut her teeth in digital marketing and social media in the lifestyles media industry in Hong Kong and is obsessed with witty copy and relevant hashtags. Along with a love for social media, she is captivated with the inner workings of small businesses and is always on the lookout to make things run more smoothly. Looking at data and feedback makes her tick. When she doesn’t have her face in a screen, it’s usually in a book.


Marie Kelly

Financial Controller

A Proud D.C. native, Marie is Nomadic Real Estate’s top Financial Controller. Not only is she incredibly qualified with several degrees from reputable institutions, but she definitely leads Nomadic in our fashionable efforts as well. When she is not analyzing numbers, you can find her enjoying the presence of her two Great Danes and her one miniature Dachshund.


Frank D’Angelo

Sales Manager

A natural born sales and marketer, Frank has been our all star Nomadic sales representative since 2011. He takes an incredible amount of pride in the work he does with Nomadic Real Estate. Our clients’ level of happiness and satisfaction, are Frank’s top priorities. Nothing brings him more pleasure than watching our clients find the peace of mind they desire when looking for someone to manage their home. When he isn’t on the phone or in a coffee shop with a client, he is diving further into the D.C. real estate scene or on the rugby pitch.

Devin Henry

Head of Leasing and Turnover

A true admirer of all D.C. has to offer in terms of architecture and beautiful surroundings, Devin has been obsessed with Real Estate his whole life. As one of our most well rounded professionals with a background ranging from digital marketing to financial planning, he works tirelessly with our leasing and turnover departments to ensure the best possible experience for our clients and tenants. When he isn’t managing more than a few projects for Nomadic, he can be seen boarding through the streets of D.C. or finger picking neo-classical guitar.

Liz Fuhr

Senior Property Manager

One of the best property managers in the West, Liz knows exactly what it takes to deliver the highest level of customer service, ensuring 100% satisfaction and complete homeowner peace of mind. She knows that when you put your home into the hands of another person, you are putting your life into someone else’s trust. That’s why she believes in constant contact and incredible, positive communications. She is incredibly proud to call Virginia home and welcomes any communication! 


Greg Brock

Property Manager

Hailing all the way from South Georgia, Greg is fulfilling his lifelong goal of living and working in Washington D.C. He is incredibly passionate about the history and thriving culture that the DMV has to offer. As a property manager, Greg cares tremendously about the quality of service tenants experience during their leasing period. When he is not making sure all of our Nomadic tenants are happy, he puts time into making sure he is fostering the Nomadic family spirit.

Alex Iraola

Property Manager

A native to the D.C. area, Alex knows the ins and the outs of the D.C. housing market like the back of his hand. He loves living in the heart of this nation’s capitol and it gives him the greatest level of pleasure to pass on the passion to his clients. He believes in hard work and open communication and welcomes any sort of contact, whether it’s for a work order or just offering a sympathetic ear. When he’s not fulfilling our clients’ needs, he enjoys kayaking on the Potomac.

Judy Thomas

Client Services Manager

As head of client integration, Judy works around the clock to on board Nomadic Real Estate’s new property management clients. Judy is a firm believer in top notch communication and being quick about responding to all of our new client needs. She is proud to call the vibrant D.C. her home and loves being part of the Nomadic team. When she isn’t delivering brilliant customer service at Nomadic, she can be found tearing up the rock wall in Virginia.


Meagan Parnell

Field Agent

As a field agent, Meagan juggles a lot of facts about each one of our various Nomadic properties. At the end of the day, she is not happy, unless our Nomadic clientele has what they are looking for: Peace of Mind. She loves being able to jog around the National Mall with her pup, George, and mint chocolate chip ice cream from Thomas Sweet.


John Conley

Field Agent

As a field agent for Nomadic Real Estate, John has a wide, in depth, breadth of knowledge of the various properties Nomadic manages on a day to day basis. His favorite aspect of the job? Getting to explore this dynamic, ever changing city. John believes in giving the best level of customer service to our clients, which is why he is constantly working to create processes which help our clients have better management experiences. Our clients’ peace of mind, is John’s top priority. When he’s not out in the field, he is practicing his top chef skills.


Tessa Schuster

Administrative Assistant

Hailing from Vienna Austria, Tessa moved to Washington D.C. five years ago to complete her bachelors degree and has yet to look back. Before joining the Nomadic Real Estate team, Tessa ran a seasonal family business with her mother and knows exactly what it takes to deliver impeccable customer service. When she isn’t seamlessly juggling more than a few projects at once as our Administrative Assistant, she is on trains, planes and automobiles taking in the rich historical sites in the US of A. She is especially a fan of outdoor adventures with her dog, Nala.

Jenna Rieling

Leasing Manager

A proud sibling of founders Ben and Joe Rieling, Jenna has joined the Nomadic Real Estate team as one of our Leasing Managers. She works exhaustively to assist home owners rent their property and prospective renters to find a place they can call home in the D.C. Metro area. Like her brothers, Jenna believes in hard work, dedication, and strong communication. Her top priority is ensuring her clients’ peace of mind. When she isn’t playing home matchmaker, Jenna can be found running or training for something incredibly athletic.


Aubrey Batten

Leasing Manager

As an imperative member of our leasing team, Aubrey strives daily to help Nomadic clients and tenant find the perfect solutions to their leasing needs. He is a long term veteran to client relations and values strong and constant communication. Aubrey loves the day to day challenge of not only finding potential tenants to fill our home owners’ spaces, but also finding the perfect place for people who are currently searching for housing. When he isn’t at the office, he is making his own ice cream at home!


Eva Kocianova

Leasing Administrator

Originally from Slovakia, Eva came to the US several years ago for an MBA, fell in love with D.C., and decided to stay. She is incredibly passionate about the architecture and natural beauty the city has to offer, which she enjoys on her daily walks. As a leasing administrator, Eva cares about providing an exceptional level of customer service and is always striving to perform better than the day before.  When she isn’t crushing it at Nomadic, she can be found with her dog Raja enjoying the outdoors.


Natasha Rodriguez

Leasing Administrator

Elijah Taylor

Senior Leasing Agent

A life long leasing agent, Elijah is truly passionate about real estate and the various opportunities that arise within the field. He is completely dedicated to the Nomadic leasing clients and puts their happiness and satisfaction as a top priority. One of his favorite parts of the day, other than helping someone find a home, is being in the city and experiencing the vast and historical architectural aspects of D.C. When he isn’t scoring on behalf of his clients, he is out on the court shooting hoops.

Ramatu Kamara

Leasing Agent

Travelling all the way from West Africa, Ramatu loves everything about being a leasing agent and specializes in customer service. His favorite part of the day is interacting with Nomadic Real Estate’s various clients and experiencing the natural high of giving our clients the gift of peace of mind. Outside of the office, he love exploring all of the culinary aspects of D.C.


Marlin Mims

Leasing Agent

As a native Washingtonian, Marlin became aware and captivated with the development and transformation of D.C. He is incredibly passionate about all aspects of the real estate process and values working with clients and ensuring the delivery of excellent customer service. He prides himself on holding Nomadic’s clients’ needs as his number one priority and focuses on their best interest at all times. Outside of the Nomadic office, he is very involved in his spiritual community and love to volunteer. 

Joe Stapleton

Turnover Manager

Joe’s role as Turnover Manager with Nomadic, involves providing our clients and tenants with a seamless and stress free move in or move out experience. The turnover role is a critical aspect to the beginning and end phase of each lease and sets the tone for the entire experience. He strives to provide Nomadic Real Estate’s clients and tenants with an unmatched property management experience through strong communication and a relentless work ethic. In Joe’s down time, he can be found hiking or being active in the city.


Jahmahl Pardner

Senior Turnover Agent

As a Senior Turnover Agent, Jahmahl found passion for learning and growing in real estate after a successful college football career. His overall day to day goal is to create a calm and smooth experience for clients during what is usually a stressful period. His experience as a team leader over the years has taught him how to masterfully guide people through important transitions, like moving in or out of a home. Jahmahl originally from Rochester, strives to provide extensive support to Nomadic’s clients and team members.

Christopher Jolly

Turnover Agent

Being a native to Washington D.C. definitely does not mean that Christopher takes this city for granted. He still loves taking in new views and noting the ways in which this city has grown over the years and continues to develop. His main goal, everyday, is to give client, tenants and team mates the best possible level of customer service in the industry. He is constantly working towards improvement and prides himself on his problem solving capabilities. Christopher only wants to be part of the best team in the industry and has found that in Nomadic Real Estate.

Antoine Woods

Turnover Agent

A proud Virginia native, Antoine knows the value of clearly defined goals, hard work and the commitment it takes to be successful. That’s why he is such a valued member of the Nomadic Real Estate Turnover team. He believes in creating and fostering calm environments for clients during times of stress and is able to do this through his many years of yogic practice.


Lauren Hughes


Turnover Coordinator

Working as a turnover coordinator, like Lauren does, means that you are constantly juggling more than a few lines of communication all at once in efforts to create a seamless turnover experience for all parties involved. We like to think of her as the glue of the entire operation. Lauren specializes in corporate communications and is incredibly passionate about her work here at Nomadic. When she is not here making things run smoothly, she is enjoying the city and all it has to offer.


Ted Williams

Senior Staff Accountant

As Nomadic Real Estate’s most active team member, it’s safe to say, Ted does plenty of heavy lifting in our day to day operations. He is an incredibly valued part of our accounting team, which works around the clock to deliver our clients’ financial peace of mind. He is detail obsessed and is constantly improving, whether it’s in the ring or in the spreadsheets. Walks in beautiful, historic D.C. with his retired racing greyhound is what he likes doing when he’s not thinking of better ways to serve our clients.


Blaise Eshghi

Staff Accountant

Being one of four siblings, Blaise’s favorite aspect of working for Nomadic Real Estate is feeling like he is part of a big work family. Although he is a part of the accounting staff, he considers everyone a part of one big team, as we all work together to ensure each other’s success in satisfying our clients, and ensuring their peace of mind. He admires the hustle and effort he is part of every day from the team at Nomadic – all to give the best customer service in the business. When he isn’t doing amazing things with numbers for Nomadic Real Estate, he is hiking, skiing or playing basketball.