Meet Our Associates

Vanguard Realty Group has a team of proven professionals with unparalleled expertise and aligned goals to carry out the firm’s mission. The leadership team and associates possess nearly 100 years of cumulative real estate experience.

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Nicole

Ulewicz

Senior Associate

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Domenica

DiNello

Senior Associate

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Elvis

Xhihani

Senior Associate, Commercial

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Tom

Dalessandro

Sales Associate

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Gus

Aboona

Sales Associate, Commercial

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CHRIS

JOHNSON

Senior Associate, Commercial

Nicole

Ulewicz

Senior Associate, Vice President of Builder Sales

Nicole Ulewicz, an accomplished Associate Broker, has devoted 25 years to assisting individuals in their real estate endeavors, including buying, constructing, and selling properties. Her impressive career spans a full-time commitment as a top-producing agent in Macomb and Oakland County, along with her management of nearly 20 new housing developments, showcasing her expertise in the field of new construction.

Nicole takes pride in her sustained success in the real estate industry, primarily driven by her exceptional ability to swiftly discern clients’ needs and devise customized plans to ensure the best possible outcomes. Under her guidance, the journey to harmonious homeownership becomes a seamless experience. She recognizes that the new construction process demands patience and impeccable organization, given the multitude of decisions to navigate and the inherent uncertainties to address. Nicole is well-prepared to handle the inevitable variables that arise during this process.

With a dedicated mission to create an exceptional customer experience that extends “Beyond The Sale,” Nicole ensures that her clients receive not only top-notch service but also a genuine commitment to their satisfaction.

Kim

Balutanski

Senior Associate

With a wealth of experience in the real estate industry, Kim is a seasoned Associate Broker with a passion for helping her clients achieve their housing goals. Her journey in real estate began as a licensed agent in Philadelphia, PA back in 2014. In 2016, she made a significant move to Michigan, where she currently serves as a dedicated buying and listing agent, specializing in both residential resale and new construction properties across Macomb and Oakland Counties.

In the realm of property acquisition and listing, Kim’s approach is defined by an unwavering commitment to her client’s distinct requirements. She meticulously tailors her strategies to align with their preferences and desires, effectively transforming visions into reality. Recognizing the intensity of today’s competitive market, Kim underscores the significance of accessibility, ensuring that she remains readily available to her clients. Furthermore, her business is centered on nurturing lasting connections that go beyond mere transactions and develop into lifelong collaborations.

DOMENICA

DiNello

Senior Associate

Domenica DiNello is a top real estate producer and industry leader. She holds a prominent position as one of Michigan’s foremost agents, with a career boasting more than $300 million in sales, firmly establishing her in the top 5% of realtors across the country.

With well over two decades of experience, Domenica has emerged as an authoritative figure in residential real estate transactions within the Detroit metro area. Her extensive experience truly sets her apart. Domenica’s impressive track record, characterized by repeat and referral business, consistently places her among the nation’s top producers and within the top 1% of agents in Michigan.

Elvis

Xhihani

Senior Associate, Commercial

Mr. Xhihani is an accomplished real estate professional, bringing years of valuable experience in acquisition, disposition, and property management to the team. As a real estate advisor, he focuses on assisting clients to achieve maximum upside and value through every transaction they encounter within the residential and commercial space. The core of his business is the ability to identify, underwrite and execute targeted opportunities by offering clients a variety of investment solutions they can benefit from.

Chris

Rayner

Senior Associate, Vice President of Acquisitions

Chris Rayner joined the Vanguard Real Estate Group in September 2018 as its Land Acquisition Manager. In 2020, he was promoted to Vice President of Acquisitions. He is responsible for sourcing, analyzing and underwriting acquisition opportunities across Metropolitan Detroit, that fit within the organization’s investment strategy as well as sourcing transactions and managing a large network of real estate contacts. 

During his tenure, Mr. Rayner has successfully closed a series of complex real estate acquisitions including raw land, improved residential lots, commercial redevelopment properties, and fractured condominium projects resulting in more than $50M of investment on behalf of Vanguard Real Estate Group, its affiliated entities, and strategic partners. 

During his career, Chris has worked in all facets of the sales industry including five years as a top producing outside sales agent for one of the nation’s leading real estate sales teams and ten years as a corporate software sales executive.

Aaron

O’Connor

Sales Associate

Aaron O’Connor is a distinguished real estate professional with a multifaceted background. As a licensed builder and licensed real estate broker, he brings a wealth of expertise to the industry, offering clients a comprehensive understanding of the real estate landscape.

Aaron’s commitment to excellence is further underscored by his Senior Real Estate Specialist certification, which attests to his specialization in working with senior clients, providing tailored guidance for their unique needs.

Aaron’s hands-on experience as a property manager and rental property owner reinforces his practical knowledge of property management and investment strategies. This firsthand expertise enables him to guide clients with a deep understanding of real estate challenges and opportunities. With Aaron as your real estate partner, you gain the advantage of a skilled professional with a genuine passion for the industry, ensuring your property transactions receive expert care.

Hannah

Fallat

Sales Associate

Hannah Fallat brings over a decade of invaluable experience in customer service to the world of real estate. With unwavering commitment, she dedicates herself to ensuring that her clients enjoy a seamless and stress-free journey while searching for their dream homes.

Hannah’s prior role as a Mortgage Senior Underwriter gave her a deep understanding of lending in transactions, providing unique insights into real estate. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business management, she keeps clients well-informed, excelling in providing clear guidance for informed decisions in home buying and selling.

As a lifelong resident of the Macomb area, Hannah is not only well-versed in the local market but also holds expert knowledge of the region. Her deep-rooted connection to the community allows her to offer a personalized and tailored approach to meet the unique needs of her clients. With Hannah as your reliable real estate agent, you’ll gain a dedicated expert who possesses an in-depth knowledge of the area, guaranteeing a successful and gratifying real estate experience.

Chris

Johnson

Sales Associate

Chris has over 18 years of hands-on real estate experience. His work has included asset management, development, investment, ownership, financing, receivership/ property management, and corporate real estate. He has worked on various property types in his career including multi-family, industrial, retail, office, and medical office. Chris earned his MS in Real Estate from The Johns Hopkins University and his undergraduate background is in finance and economics.

Currently, Chris is working on various facets of workforce multi-family housing in Michigan and Florida with the goal of maximizing value for clients.

Zach

Brown

Sales Associate

Zachary is a seasoned Sales Associate, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a dedication to excellence in real estate. Licensed in 2022, Zachary has quickly made a name for himself in the industry. Known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, he is a results-driven and client-focused realtor dedicated to turning visions of home ownership into reality.

With a sharp eye for detail and a passion for serving clients, Zachary strives to exceed expectations in every transaction. His goal is to make your real estate journey a seamless and rewarding experience.