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About Us

The face of property management is changing in the Southern California area with AM/PM Property Management. Status quo is no longer the norm as AM/PM Property Management brings a fresh, aggressive attitude toward the management of rental properties. It is our mission to connect the right tenant to the right rental property quickly and ensure satisfaction.

We do this by employing modern advertising techniques and technology to connect renters and investment property owners. If you are an investment property owner, contact us and learn more about our management services. Tenants are invited to fill out an application or contact us with questions. Discover the new generation of property managers with AM/PM Property Management.

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Mission Statement

  • AM/PM Property Management Inc. promotes dedication to provide the highest quality of service to our clients by improving the value of their time and investment;
  • To transform the property management industry through commitment to positive change and innovation that redefines the quality and consistency of service that clients can expect from a property manager;
  • To inspire trust, honesty, integrity, quality, and professionalism;
  • To grow, give back, and act as leaders within our communities.

Professional Memberships

Our firm is a member of the following associations:

  1. Community Associations Institute
  2. California Association of Community Managers
  3. Apartment Owners Association
  4. National Association of Realtors
  5. California Association of Realtors
  6. Orange County Association of Realtors

Memberships in these professional organizations assist us with the knowledge to provide efficient community management which enhances the quality of life of the members in the community.

Meet Our Staff


Benjamin T. Lara

Property Manager

Mr. Lara is a licensed real estate broker with over 25-years of real estate brokerage and property management experience. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the California State University Dominguez Hills. His expertise lies in maximizing the return of investment properties of all types. As an active real estate broker Mr. Lara is tuned into the trends in the real estate market, which allows him to strategize with property owners to achieve the greatest return on their investment.

Kenny Y. Bae


Mr. Bae has been managing real estate since 2010 and is the Managing Broker of AM/PM Property Management. He brings over 10 years of real estate brokerage and/or property management experience to AM/PM Property Management and our clients. His dedication to customer service and years of well-rounded experience allow him to successfully meet the needs of our clients. Mr. Bae specializes in the performance of investment property by analyzing market trends and outlining individual performance goals for each property we manage.

Nicole Buendia

Senior Property Manager

Nicole Buendia has held her Real Estate Salesperson license since 2012. She has worked within the Property Management industry for over 12 years. She has a thorough knowledge of Landlord/Tenant law and HOA Management. Nicole is a Certified Manager of Community Associations through the CAMICB. As our Senior Property Manager she oversees all Leasing, Owner & Tenant Relations, and Asset Management. She is diligent and works hard at refining her skills to best benefit the team and our clients. She is a valued asset to the success of our company and clients.

Candi Pellegrino


Candi Pellegrino has worked with AM/PM Property Management for over 12 years. She has worked in many facets of our office operations. She handles our Accounts Payable & Receivable and processes the monthly financials. She works hard on developing strong relationships with clientele and is always willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Candi is invaluable and always a pleasure to work with.

Jay Turner

Client Relationship Manager

Jay Turner has been in the Real Estate field for fifteen years, and in property management for over ten. He specializes in customer relations, and helping owners maximize their investments. Coming from the Hospitality industry he took what he learned there and brought it with him into the world of management. Recently acquiring his Contractor’s license helped him with his already extensive knowledge in residential maintenance and construction. Quality, Service, Reliability, are three words that best describe him.

Kurt Hoeneke

Real Estate Sales

With a bachelor’s degree focused on advertising and brand marketing from Long Beach State University, Kurt has successfully transitioned from a career in brand marketing to his passion of real estate. Kurt has successfully bought and sold real estate on a personal level and now serves his clients using his broad-based knowledge of marketing and real property sales. Over the past year, Kurt and his team have sold properties ranging from single family residences, condominiums, multifamily investment properties, commercial retail properties, and single tenant industrial facilities. He is dedicated to helping his clients reach their individual real estate goals whether for investment purposes or personal occupancy. He has committed to serving his clients with a high degree of integrity, honesty, and reliability. This personal commitment to his clients and his exceptional communication skills are truly an asset in providing the highest standard of service his clients deserve.