Marin Communities

Mill Valley +

Mill Valley

Mill Valley was named #4 on the list of “Best Small Towns in America” by Smithsonian Magazine, who noted that their search was based on the amount of culture (historical sites, botanical gardens, museums, galleries) in an area with less than 25,000 residents. Mill Valley has an incredible history filled with rich music and arts—home to even the famous Sweetwater Music Hall. The Mill Valley Film Festival is a major annual attraction, as well as the famous outdoor Mountain Play which takes place to inspire a strengthened community who celebrates nature and decades of tradition. Speaking of mountains, you can’t go anywhere in Mill Valley without being stunned by the amazing views of Mount Tamalpais, the highest peak in the Marin Hills (which is at 2,571 feet)! Mill Valley is also home to the oldest cross-country race in the nation: The Dipsea Run. The Dipsea is a 7.5 mile foot race that ends in Stinson Beach. Mill Valley also includes the sub-city area of Strawberry, too! Strawberry sits on a small peninsula that juts into Richardson Bay and boasts a lovely residential community and a newly renovated shopping center.

Sausalito +

Sausalito is a diverse community with extensive history. It has served as a transit hub in Marin—acting as a link between most Northern California trains and ferries connecting to San Francisco. After serving as a prominent shipbuilding yard during World War II, Sausalito shifted its production skills into developing “The Arts.” Today various poets, painters and character actors have flooded into the beautifully developed area. Sausalito boasts a historic downtown area with fantastically photogenic boatyards / harbors and is home to art festivals, parades, and cook-offs. In the summertime, Sausalito hosts the community music festival “Jazz and Blues by the Bay” on Fridays.

Tiburon & Belvedere +

Tiburon is located just North of San Francisco, but still calls Marin County home. A popular attraction near Tiburon is Angel Island, where many school children and Bay Area visitors go for historical tours and family-style picnics on the island. Tiburon is home to the Audobon’s Society Richardson Bay Sanctuary, where there is significant marsh bird and mammal life, as well as significant creeks and waterways. The small city also houses Paradise Cay, a high-end waterfront community at the foot of the Tiburon Peninsula. Belvedere is barely one square mile in size, but has some very grandiose views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding hillsides. Many of the properties in Belvedere are single-family homes, about 100 of those addresses are currently rental properties. This area has grown from a small fishing community to a popular sailing community and is now home to the prestigious San Francisco Yacht Club.

Corte Madera +

Corte Madera is home to some of Marin’s most fashionable businesses and residential properties, while still maintaining beautiful parks and waterways. On either side of the freeway, visitors can shop at both The Village and Town Center malls. Both shopping centers boast open-air uncovered plazas featuring upscale stores, and oftentimes, host community events and live music. The area is also famous for its great restaurants, as well as close proximity to award-winning schools.

Larkspur +

Larkspur is home to Marin County’s ferry terminal. Residents often use the ferry to commute into San Francisco for work, while tourists come to use the waterway as a mode of site-seeing transportation. Another notable area in the town is Larkspur Landing—previously Hutchinson’s Rock Quarry—which has since blossomed into a beautiful shopping center with live music and featuring the County-renowned Farmer’s Market. The quaint downtown area is very popular, with restaurants/ bars such as the Melting Pot, the Silver Peso Bar, and Emporio Rulli. Check out The Lark, Larkspur’s 1936 art deco, nonprofit, single screen, state of the art community film center.

Greenbrae +

Greenbrae is famous for their waterfront home locations with spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and Corte Madera Creek. The city is also home to Marin General Hospital—the only full-service, acute care hospital in Marin County, which is responsible for many programs and services that give support to the entire community. Another popular location in Greenbrae is the Bon Air Shopping Center, located at the base of Mount Tam and offering the services of over 50 local businesses, shops and restaurants.

Kentfield & Ross +

Kentfield is home to Marin County’s community college, College of Marin. College of Marin has some very impressive programs and boasts the highest transfer rates in the state to Julliard for various types of theater majors. Ross has a lot of art galleries and studios, as well as popular hiking trails and picnic areas. Lake Lagunitas, for one, is a great spot to visit—the lake itself is only a 2 mile circumference, but there are a plethora of various side-road trails to explore in the surrounding area. The small-town feel of both Kentfield and Ross is maintained because of the low-density development and beautifully landscaped streets.

San Anselmo +

San Anselmo is a community full of rich history and sunny weather in a fantastic location. The city houses a small sub-town of “Sleepy Hollow” where there are beautiful high-end homes and an abundant amount of hiking and biking trails. The downtown area is a popular destination for San Anselmo’s residents with plenty of cute consignment shops and other small businesses. Just a small jaunt away from San Rafael and Fairfax, a lot of local residents head to San Anselmo for an evening of fine dining and entertainment. San Anselmo hosts several community organizations and events, including their summertime Friday night event Film Night in the Park. In addition to all of these other attractions, San Anselmo is also home of great schools, including San Domenico School for boys and girls grades PreK-8, and girls only for grades 9-12.

Fairfax +

Fairfax is home to Marin County’s night life. This small city boasts a lively downtown area with quite a few boutiques and shops–reflecting a feel that is unique to the neighborhood. Fairfax is very diverse, and there is a large push to go “green” by the local population. One town ordinance, in fact, sets Fairfax apart from other cities in Marin: chain stores are prevented from using take-out Styrofoam food packaging and plastic bags altogether. Fairfax hosts annual community events including the June Fairfax Festival, children’s Easter Egg hunt and reoccurring family-style barbecues. Fairfax is also home to one of California’s nicest golf courses, the Meadow Club.

San Rafael +

Welcome to San Rafael, a lively, urban environment with all of the comforts of a small town. San Rafael is home to some amazing architecture, such as the Mission San Rafael Arcángel (the 20th of California’s 21 Missions) and the Marin County Civic Center (Frank Lloyd Wright’s last commission), while still maintaining beautiful natural elements like China Camp State Park. The downtown area has hosted the Farmer’s Market for over 20 years, and is place where local food, music and small businesses come together in a family-oriented environment during the warmer weather. San Rafael also has many sub-sections including: Marinwood / Lucas Valley, Terra Linda, Santa Venicia, Sun Valley, and Redwood Village.

Marinwood & Lucas Valley +

Welcome to Lucas Valley/ Marinwood, an amazing place to raise a family! The Marinwood Community Services District organizes and maintains community locations including the local pre-school, tennis courts, community pool, and several parks in the area. The Dixie School District is a major appeal of the Marinwood area, and many of our residents relocate their children specifically attend one of the three elementary schools, as well as the California Distinguished middle school. In addition to the Marinwood Community Services District, there is the Jewish Community Center and the YMCA, both community-based buildings that host functions for local residents in the area. McInnis Park is another great highlight for parents and kids: it houses a miniature golf course, a skate park and much more! McInnis Park Golf Center is right next door boasting 9 holes on well-bunkered rolling greens, 3 water hazards, and beautiful views of the surrounding Marin beauty/ wildlife.

Terra Linda +

Welcome to Terra Linda, a small San Rafael sub-community with some pretty big landmarks. In addition to being home to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch, Terra Linda is home to the Northgate Mall—the only enclosed mall in all of Marin County. Down the street from the local high school is one of the county’s major full-service hospitals, Kaiser Permanente. Residents of Terra Linda, and the greater area of San Rafael, frequently see local Guide Dogs for the Blind service animals and their trainers walking down the street together, as Terra Linda is home to the National Headquarters for this wonderful visually impaired dog-training program.

Novato +

Novato is Marin County’s northern-most city. It has an extensive history with Native American culture, and proudly celebrates this heritage at two distinct sites: Olompali State Park and the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Novato is also home to the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center, where there are over 50 stores! The “Old Town” area houses long-established small shops and restaurants that reminisce of an earlier time in Novato’s history. One downtown street, Grant Avenue, has been recently restored—attracting an assortment of both local and out-of-town visitors alike. The city is also known for its unique Bel Marin Keys waterfront community, as well as the Marin Country Club Golf Course.

And did you know? Novato is the largest city in Marin with approximately 55,000 residents.

West Marin +

West Marin is the largest rural region of Marin County. It consists of quite a few cities, including Forest Knolls, Nicasio, San Geronimo, Inverness, Tomales, Point Reyes, Marshall, and Woodacre. Our very own Melissa Prandi, MPM, grew up in Woodacre herself! Residents of West Marin are highly concerned with environmental issues such as preservation of open space and protecting native wildlife. This area is rich with diversity, from stunning marine life to astonishing redwood forests. A beautiful place to visit indeed.


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President & CEO

Melissa Prandi, RMP® MPM®, President & CEO of PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® and co-owner of PropertyADVANTAGE of Carlsbad, has been expertly matching quality tenants with quality homes with her professional PRANDI Staff for over 30 years. Melissa's enthusiasm and experience in the industry have led to a fulfilling and illustrious career. She not only manages many of Marin County's finest properties, but is also a nationwide motivational speaker, a sought-after teacher, and a community leader. An author of two industry-related books, "The Unofficial Guide to Managing Rental Property" and "The Idiot's Guide to: Success as a Property Manager", Melissa certainly proves her passion for excellence by sharing her vast knowledge of the field she loves so much with first-time landlords and experienced investors alike. In addition, Melissa was featured in the "Successful Property Managers" Volume 1 (she is one of twenty-five interviewed).

She is a past president of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and is proud of her company's elite CRMC® (Certified Residential Management Company) status. This title has been earned by fewer than thirty-five companies throughout the United States. Actively involved and committed to the community, Melissa serves on several non-profit boards. She is a member of the Central Advisory Board for Bank of Marin, was co-chair for Hospice by the Bay Foundation, and served for six years as the Director of Fair Housing of Marin. Melissa received the "Unsung Hero Award" for her dedication to equal housing opportunity in 2009.

Melissa works tirelessly with her team of committed employees to ensure that their client's residential investment properties run safely and smoothly while in their care. Because her companies do not buy or sell real estate, Melissa and her enthusiastic staff can concentrate on minimizing expenses and maximizing profits for property owners while taking care of tenant needs.

(415) 455-1370 | | DRE# 00980159



Vice President | Broker Associate | Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Matt Prandi Borries, was literally born into the business. Vice President of PRANDI Property Management, and son of Melissa Prandi, he earned his California Real Estate License in 2007 and has since earned his Broker's License. He works closely with the rest of the PRANDI staff, managing a diverse portfolio throughout all of Marin County.

Also an avid photographer, our marketing department utilizes Matt's professional wide-angle camera equipment to highlight the highly sought-after features each of our properties offer. Many of Matt's images have graced the walls of galleries around the county, and he is the talent behind all of our property marketing photos. Matt also enjoys meeting new people and loves to surf.

(415) 455-1373 | | DRE# 01787534



Senior Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Dana Sansing-Esquibel is a licensed Real Estate Agent who has been working with Melissa as a Property Manager and Leasing Agent for over 25 years. She grew up in San Anselmo and attended Brookside School, Drake High School, and College of Marin before transferring to California State University Chico earning her BA degree in Child Development.

Dana has seen a lot of growth and changes both in Marin and the company over the years. She is married to her husband, Rich, and they share their home with their loveable Norwich Terriers. Both she and Rich are very active in the American Kennel Club (AKC). They spend their free time breeding, raising and showing Norwich Terriers across the nation.

(415) 455-1371 | | DRE# 00911364



Senior Property Manager & Leasing Agent

Christine Goodin, MPM® has lived in Marin since 1976. She has been with PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC® for over 10 years. A CA Licensed Real Estate Agent since 2004, Christine loves her job and to be challenged in the residential leasing and property management industry. She dedicates a lot of her time to NARPM® and working with the Rotary Club of Terra Linda.

Christine enjoys giving back to the community and has been lucky enough to have opportunities to travel all over the US (favorite place was Yellowstone) and Canada, as well as many international trips. She enjoys taking photos of all the beautiful things she sees around her while traveling the world, hiking Marin trails, or watching her nieces and nephews grow up. Christine has walked three marathons and two half marathons and can make the best cheesecake you've ever had!

(415) 455-1372 | | DRE# 01469325



Client Accounting Manager

Reidun Waage, joined the PRANDI staff 8 years ago and has lived in Marin for over 30 years. With her degree in Business and Accounting, Reidun is the right employee for the job. She is an expert when it comes to working the financial side for both owners and tenants, managing their ledgers and balancing their accounts.

Reidun also enjoys gardening, and is an enthusiastic antique-collector and jewelry-maker. A volunteer for three Marin County organizations (Ross Art and Garden Center, the Northgate Group and the San Anselmo Antique Dealers Association), Reidun is always interacting with our local communities and knows how to network a room!

(415) 455-1375 |



Assistant Property Manager

Roxie Mikolon, CSSSM a Marin County resident since 1959, joined the PRANDI team over 10 years ago. She regularly attends classes for various NARPM® and local Fair Housing events to stay up-to-date on all new laws and legislation. In fact, Roxie earned the first Certified Support Specialist (CSS?) designation in the Nation for her dedication to service in the property management industry, which she proudly accepted at a National Hawaii Conference.

Outside of the office, Roxie enjoys reading, watching movies, knitting, cooking and having friends over for back yard barbecues. Roxie is a member of the Goldenaires and enjoys the senior connection in Fairfax. She has two children and has celebrated over forty years with her husband, Joe. Between Roxie and Joe, they have five children and eleven grandchildren!

(415) 455-1380 |



Assistant Property Manager

Nikki Macias, is a Marin County native who grew up in Terra Linda, and has been with PRANDI for over 8 years. She works directly with clients, focusing on protecting owner investments by managing property maintenance, and accommodating resident's needs. She is actively working toward earning her Certified Support Specialist (CSSSM) designation through NARPM®.

Nikki is very family oriented and has raised two amazing sons. She enjoys hiking Marin's various outdoor trails, riding bikes and spending time in the sunshine. Nikki is our resident San Francisco Giant's baseball expert, and attends many games seasonally.

(415) 455-1374 |



Assistant Property Manager

Lisa Doughty, started at PRANDI over 3 years ago, where she began as an Office Administrator answering calls, greeting clients, and processing our invoices. She has been in the position of Assistant Property Manager since 2013, working closely with teammate Christine.

Born and raised in Yarmouth, Maine, Lisa has lived in many different places, including 7 states, and multiple countries. She has a background in other Executive Assistant/ Executive Secretary roles. She has two amazing children and loves animals, the outdoors, cooking and reading. Lisa's refreshing sense of humor certainly helps the staff get through their day!

(415) 455-1381 |



Customer Relations Manager

Tina Solval Gomez started working at PRANDI Property Management in early 2013. First hired as a receptionist, she was quickly promoted to assist the Bookkeeping Department due to her detailed organization skills and background in banking. She is currently in charge of PRANDI's Customer Relations, and is the go-to for all new clients when they initially contact the office. In fact, many owners meet her at the time of their consultation, or when they are first sending in their start-up paperwork. Tina's ability to work on any project - with a constant smile on her face - makes her a valuable asset to the team.

Originally from Granada Hills, CA, Tina lived in Mexico with her family for a short time as a child. After moving back part-way through grammar school, she spent most of her childhood in San Rafael. She has since moved to Richmond where she resides with her husband and four children. Tina loves Marin and loves learning and growing with the business and the rest of the PRANDI staff. She says her colleagues are wonderful and enjoys working in a "family business" that also cares about her family.

(415) 578-5107 |



Brand Marketing Specialist

Kaylee Carroll, Brand Marketing Specialist, has worked at PRANDI for over 6 years. She strives to keep PRANDI at the forefront of contemporary marketing practices and ensure that client's investment properties receive the most effective advertising that they deserve. Her work with the company has included strategic image-branding, marketing planning, as well as project execution in order to launch new campaigns throughout the county. Her marketing goal is to publicly deliver PRANDI's identity as the most experienced professional residential leasing and management company in Marin County.

Kaylee believes in giving back to the community, and has worked diligently in her personal life to raise money and awareness for various organizations and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

(415) 455-1385 |



Marketing & Business Development

Jeff Leidall joined the PRANDI Property Management team as a contract worker in 2012. His expertise in customer service, relationship building, client and inner-office communications, as well as project management (from his executive and leadership positions in the non-profit sector) has been a valuable addition to the staff. Jeff's current role is to help further develop the Client Services Division of PRANDI as well as assist with Business Development. He also has taken on a leadership role in helping to manage a large apartment complex in San Rafael while learning the "management" aspect of the business.

Jeff is a native Californian originally from Santa Cruz. He loves the outdoors and enjoys spending free-time visiting the ocean, beach, and the redwoods. He is an avid biker, and takes his beloved dog anywhere he can! Jeff is an advocate, volunteer and supporter for ecological, social service and justice causes.

(415) 578-5096 |



Administrative Assistant

Shirley Lopez-Cano, Administrative Assistant, joined the PRANDI team in April 2013. Besides answering and directing all incoming calls, she works closely with the Accounting Department entering invoices, uploading bills to owner portals as well as making sure all vendor and property insurance details are in order. With her background in Customer Service and her associated skill sets, Shirley supports the team with anything else they may need. In the process, she is also increasing her knowledge of the leasing and property management industry on a daily basis.

Shirley started working when she was 15, and by 17 had a full-time position while still putting herself through school in Marin. She married her high school sweet heart, and they now have 2 wonderful boys-ages 8 and 16 months. In her time outside of the office, Shirley enjoys running Marin trails, dancing, tutoring, reading and singing to her kids. "The smell of the early morning air is a great wakeup call when you have active boys like mine!" she says. Her family's love of soccer keeps her on her toes, since both her oldest son and her husband play on teams.

(415) 578-5073 |