Meet The Team
The JR Real Estate Team was founded in January of 2018 by Jeff Dorsten and Ryan Zolin. The two agents have worked together as a team for the past year and decided to expand the team in the early months of 2018. They were named as a top team at JK Realty for 2017 in their first year together. Jeff and Ryan both specialized in commercial real estate in 2017 and will bring their knowledge and ambition into 2018 with their new team under them.
Jeff's family has called Arizona home since 2000. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies, private equity, small business and startups. Jeff has relocated 7 times and understand exactly what is needed for a problem-free moving day. In 2005, Jeff became a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona and in that time, has gained an extensive knowledge of the Arizona market. Jeff has been investing in real estate since 2003 and understand the elements needed for a good investment. His experience in relocation, investment background and knowledge of the Phoenix Real Estate market makes him a top producing agent.
Jeff has a MBA from Grand Canyon University, a Six Sigma Green Belt from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Chico State University. He is a current HOA board President, and am a licensed soccer coach.
Ryan has lived in Arizona since 2003. He is 20 years old and has been in real estate in for 2 years. Ryan graduated from Perry High School in May 2016. Rather than going into college, he chose to go right into real estate full-time. He was in DECA for three years in high school, which is a business marketing club. He qualified for ICDC (international career and development conference) every year he was in the club traveling around the country for business. His senior year he was awarded in the top 20% of the world for students his age in business at his international competition after completing a 30-page business plan revising a failing business. Ryan was named as the Vice-President of the marketing club his senior year delegating him the responsibility of all students and events.
Ryan got his business knowledge from his dad who owns his own business, and from his marketing advisor, Rob Lange. Ryan's dad moved to Arizona to create his own restaurant repair company and has turned it into a multi-million dollar company. He had Ryan work with the company during school breaks and taught him all about the business industry and networking. Rob Lange was Ryan's first real insight into business and taught him everything from ethics to negotiations.
Curt Schmidt started his career as a draftsmen but quickly moved to Commercial/Industrial Facility Management which prompted a real estate license in 2003. Since then, Curt has worked with brokerages in Florida and Arizona as well as a 10 year career in Auto Finance.
Married to Danelle for over 20 years, they have 4 active children who love to spend their free time outdoors in each of the 4 seasons. Curt is passionate about real estate and loves working hard to find people a place to call home. Contact him for all your residential buying, selling and rental needs.
Kyle Holder’s passion for real estate began as a boy in Michigan. There he watched his grandfather build and sell homes through the 80’s and 90’s. This early introduction to real estate led to a career in building and renovation homes in Illinois. From there he spent 6 years in the fast paced bio-pharmaceutical world before settling into Real Estate here in Arizona.
Kyle is married to his wonderful wife Samantha and the proud father of 3 kids. As a family they love exploring this beautiful state of Arizona. Kyle can help you realize all of your real estate dreams.
Stephen Leone was born and raised in Erie, PA. After high school, he had two weeks of summer vacation and then was off to Fort Jackson, SC to start his four year tour in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, Stephen worked on computer and communication equipment that supported forward artillery units.
Stephen attended college upon his exit from the Army at PSU focusing on business and finance. For the last 15 years, Stephen has been working in Corporate America for companies such as Verizon and the Uber Advanced Technologies Group. At Verizon, Stephen worked his way up from being a Directory Assistance Operator to managing all people, vehicles, and warehouses in Western PA for Verizon’s internal logistics department. Once he was finished at Verizon after thirteen and a half years, he moved on to Uber’s Advanced Technology Group. There he started as a Development Vehicle Operator in Pittsburgh, PA then accepted a promotion to City Manager of Uber’s autonomous vehicle efforts here in Tempe and Scottsdale.
Stephen has always been passionate about real estate and the idea of being his own boss. Toward the end of his time at Uber, he obtained his real estate license in the hopes of transitioning to real estate full time. He has finally made that a reality. Over the years, Stephen has gained significant experience dealing with technology and people. He understands that building lasting and trusting relationships with his clients, colleagues, and customers ensures his name will be synonymous with an agent that can get the job done right!
Stephen now lives happily in the Chandler area with his wife of 8 years and his two young boys ages seven and four.
Desiree Curbelo has lived in Arizona for 13 years. Her interest in Real Estate began in 2005. She watched her father obtain his real estate license and becoming a successful agent, as well as balancing his home life and being amazing husband and father.
After graduating from Hamilton high school in 2011, she worked in the call center field throughout the years and ultimately followed her passion to become a real estate agent herself, combining her years of developed communication and customer service skills with her new career.
Desiree is a full-time real estate agent working primarily on residential deals in east valley. She is super passionate about real estate and looks to help everyone obtain their goals with buying and selling homes.