Meet Our Team

Mike Dunfee
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A known community leader, team builder, and most of all family man, Mike Dunfee has been selling, leasing and managing Long Beach Real Estate since 1996.

Mike takes pride in listening to his client’s needs and considers it among his most essential skills. He is uniquely suited to guide and advise his clients with the wisdom and knowledge gained from decades in the industry successfully closing over 1,000 real estate transactions.

Mike credits much of his success to his commitment to continual learning and development. In addition to his Degree in Finance from Cal State Long Beach, Mike has acquired multiple industry designations to support his California Brokers License including, the Graduate Realtor®® Institute (GRI) and the esteemed Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

Mike is an enthusiastic member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities taking virtually every property management course they have to offer.

Mike Dunfee holds the city of Long Beach, especially Downtown, near and dear to his heart. This city is not just the place he’s decided to operate his business, but where he’s chosen to raise his family. Because of this, being a devoted member of his community has always come naturally for him. Mike serves on the Board of Directors for the West Ocean HOA and the Board of Directors for the Aqua Master HOA. He is a past President of the Downtown Long Beach Residents Council (DRC) Board of Directors, as well as a Founder and Past President of the Ocean Boulevard Community Residents Association (ORCA). Mike has served on the DLBA Capital Improvement Task Force and was a member of the Long Beach Leadership graduating class of 2012.

Mike Dunfee’s most significant professional accomplishment is putting together one of the best real estate teams in Long Beach. His team has seen continued success because they genuinely care about each other and most of all the clients who make it all possible.

When Mike is not hard at work for his clients, he can often be found running on the bike path, swimming at the Belmont Pool, playing guitar, or out to dinner having wine with his wife Shayla and their friends. One of the highlights of Mike’s life is spending time with his young daughter Berkeley who he adores.

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Michael Parham >> Business Development & Operations Manager / Realtor®
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Michael is Business Development Manager and Head of Operations. He is responsible for the implementation of the recent improvements in our property management systems. This expertise provides valuable insight for his role as Business Development Manager.

Michael is the perfect person to explain our services to prospective management clients along with help ensure that we deliver on our promise.

He helps bring corporate professionalism to our clients. Michael is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt with 30+ years developing and implementing customer service best practices, leading (2) two ‘Fortune 100’ Corporation’s Business Services organizations. His rich background makes him the ideal person to help “coach” our team members to perform at their true potential.

An avid sports fan who grew up in the South Bay as a player and a coach, religiously following the 'Showtime' Lakers and Dodger Blue, he returned to his family roots exactly where his grand-cousin 'Cal' Rodgers Perry (grand-nephew of 1812 war hero Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry) landed his aircraft in Long Beach in 1912 and heralded “The 1st man in U.S. history to fly an airplane from coast to coast”.

That “can-do” spirit must run in the family!

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Flori Parham >> Portfolio Manager / Listing Coordinator – Realtor ®
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Flori is our lead Listing Coordinator and Portfolio Manager with a special focus on the Ocean Corridor. She is a dedicated professional with a strong real estate background, is committed to the company mission, and lives on the Ocean Corridor making her the perfect person to concentrate on this key market for the Mike Dunfee Group.

Flori has sold real estate in New York, Arizona, Texas, and California. She has worked at large nationally branded offices, at boutique shops, and for multiple real estate developers. She has sold hundreds of homes as an individual agent, won several awards, and has been a team leader, productivity coach, and mentor to many real estate agents.

Flori jumped at the chance to work at the Mike Dunfee Group where she could be part of a unique team concept and use her rich background of helping clients at the highest level to her full advantage. Flori loves her job and the fact that she gets to work in the same neighborhood that she lives in; she truly enjoys the Ocean Boulevard lifestyle in Downtown Long Beach.

A couple of interesting facts about Flori include that she is married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, who also works at the Mike Dunfee Group and that she is a proud member of the Tlingit-Haida Indian Tribe of Alaska. Flori also loves animals, especially dogs. When she is not helping clients, she enjoys being at the beach and spending time with friends.

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Gabriela Vargas >> Portfolio Manager / Realtor®
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Gabriela helps coordinate the escrows at the Mike Dunfee Group making sure all our paperwork is in order while also maintaining a portfolio of properties she is in charge of. She draws from a broad range of real estate experience, her love of people, and cultural diversity to excel at her job.

Originally from Costa Rica and fluent in Spanish, Gabriela Vargas came to the U.S. 28 years ago to study psychology at West Los Angeles College. The year 1998 marks the inception of Gabriela’s remarkable real estate career. In her first role as executive assistant to the broker at a small local brokerage, she learned valuable skills in management, negotiation, and administration.

She later went on to oversee the administration for three offices belonging to a large regional brokerage for 10 years and worked as the Marketing Center Administrator for a national real estate franchise.

Gabriela finds joy in assisting multi-cultural clients throughout the diverse and vibrant city of Long Beach which she has called home for the past 27 years. When Gabriela is not busy making her clients’ dreams come true, she spends her time enjoying art, eating international cuisine, and spending time with her 15-year-old son, Ryan. Gabriela also enjoys supporting wolf conservation foundations in California.

Gabriela is excited to be a part of this talented group of individuals; she is a predominant piece of the puzzle that has led to the continued success of the Mike Dunfee Group.

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Kevin Dever >> Portfolio Manager / Realtor®
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Kevin does an excellent job managing a large portfolio of rental properties while assisting clients with buying and selling properties. Always kind and attentive, Kevin is particularly good at utilizing technology to make sure he takes good care of our clients. Kevin is very organized and a particularly good listener.

Originally from Michigan, where he earned his bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University, Kevin now calls Long Beach home. He understands the numerous intangible benefits of living in the ‘City by the Sea’ with its unmatched weather, culture, and diversity. His enthusiasm for helping others along with an effective combination of Midwest tenacity and West Coast compassion helps him connect with clients and provide them with the best service possible.

Whether he is servicing your rental property or helping you with the sale or purchase of your new home, Kevin will not let you down. Kevin is someone you can count on. He understands that buying and selling real estate can be both stressful and exciting. He will work hard to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

When he is not assisting his real estate clients, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and friends, walking his two dogs, volunteering locally, working on his photography skills, and enjoying all that Southern California has to offer!

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Ayse Serim >> HOA Manager
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Ayse manages our Homeowner Associations (HOAs) at the Mike Dunfee Group. She is an active board member of one of the associations we manage; this eventually led to her working for the Mike Dunfee group assisting with maintenance coordination and HOA management. She has now transitioned to being our full-time HOA Manager which is a position she loves.

Being a board member herself, Ayse has a unique perspective on association management. Her time as a maintenance coordinator helped give her some real “tools” as to what it takes to get the job done. Ayse takes her role as HOA manager very seriously and is taking classes at the Community Association Institute where she continues to pursue further education.

Ayse brings a unique worldview to the Mike Dunfee Group. In addition to being born in Turkey, Ayse has lived everywhere from Ghana, Nigeria, the Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, the Canary Islands, Libya, Pakistan, Los Angeles, New York, and Italy all the way to London where she attended University. She is well-versed and speaks Turkish, English, and Italian.

When she is not working, Ayse can be found enjoying all types of outdoor activities; she is especially fond of tennis, riding her bike, and relaxing outdoors. Her other hobbies include riding motorcycles, appreciating fine art and architecture, traveling, listening to the blues, and having meaningful conversations with friends.

Alex Beltran >> Accounting Administrator
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Alex is our Accounting Administrator. She works directly with Mike Dunfee and the rest of the team making sure our books are correct and that everyone gets paid on time. Alex is efficient and knows her job well. When she is on a task you can bet it will get done right away.

Alex has been a part of the Mike Dunfee Group since 2004. She is familiar with every part of the business. In addition to being the “go-to person” for office administration, billing, and employee issues, she has a background in advertising, property management, and direct-mail marketing. Alex is well versed in all aspects of real estate and coordinates our accounting, billing, payment processing, corporate reporting, transactions, disbursements, and reimbursements.

She is fluent in Spanish and a proud mother of five boys Javier, Tony, Fabian, Daniel, and Sergio. Alex is innovative, resourceful, and knows how to get a job done! Her expertise in sales and property management systems makes her a vital member of our team.

Jeanette Beltran >> Team Administrator
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Jeanette is our Team Administrator and has been part of the Mike Dunfee Group since 2011. When she first joined our team, her responsibilities included basic office duties. Through hard work and dedication, Jeanette has learned many aspects of real estate sales, HOAs, and property management business.

With her extensive knowledge of AppFolio, our property management and HOA software, Jeanette has become invaluable in finding information about the hundreds of properties we handle. Now she focuses mostly on supporting the HOA and sales support while learning to cover for her sister Alex on the accounting side of the business.

Jeanette is very smart and a quick learner. She is steadfast and constant in her ability to produce appropriate forms and information promptly and efficiently. When she is not at the office solving problems, she is spending time with Mathew, her five-year-old son, and her baby girl Natalia who was born in July 2020.

Luis Arredondo >> Maintenance Coordinator / Chief Technician
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Luis is our Maintenance Coordinator and Lead Maintenance Technician. Most of his work background comes from the military where he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. This may be where he got his eye for detail, order, technological skills, and work ethic. He knows communication systems, equipment, appliance delivery, and problem diagnosis. Luis is customer service minded and works well with other vendors and tradespeople. Luis’s professionalism makes him a particular standout. He is always courteous, respectful, and treats people right. When Luis is not taking care of the properties we manage, he is spending time with his family and taking care of his elaborate fish tank.

Humberto Armenta >> Maintenance Technician

Humberto is our Maintenance Technician. Humberto can fix almost anything. He has worked in every aspect of construction over a span of 30 years. He is qualified to work on large complicated projects but enjoys the small ones. Humberto is the guy our other technicians go to when they do not know how to fix something. He is always helpful and always there with a smile. He gets up early in the morning and is always on time. We have a lot to learn from Humberto and are very happy he is part of the team. When Humberto is not fixing something for the Mike Dunfee Group, he is spending time with his family.

Skyler Tomlin >> Marketing and Administrative Intern
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Skyler is our Marketing Administrator. She has been part of the Mike Dunfee Group since 2018. She works directly with Mike Dunfee to put together our digital and traditional marketing pieces. Skyler is close to finishing up her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Long Beach which might explain part of why she is so good with technology, visual communication, and the English language. Skyler is a good listener, has an eye for detail, and works well with others which makes her great on special projects.

Working for the Mike Dunfee Group has helped Skyler gain valuable work experience while allowing her to explore everything that Long Beach and the surrounding areas have to offer. One of the main reasons that Skyler loves her job is because “When you work for the Mike Dunfee Group, your coworkers feel more like family.” When she is not working or attending classes, you will find Skyler hanging out with her friends, making short films, or trying new restaurants in search of the perfect macaroni and cheese.

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