Meet Our Staff

Barbara Habbeshaw

Owner and Designated Broker of AZ Residential Management

With over 15 years’ experience, Barbara is the pinnacle of property management perfection. Property management is more than just a “job” for Barbara---in fact, one of her requirements for employees are that they “must love this line of work” in order for them to qualify to be in the AZ Residential Management team. She is highly devoted to her owners and their investments by maintaining respectful relationships with tenants. She is skilled in every aspect of meticulous organization, she is detail-oriented, and she is always accessible for communication. She strives day and night, every day of the week---including weekends, to ensure that the high standards and amazing services she expects are extended to anyone who joins the AZ Residential Management family.

Her passion for property management is further exemplified by the most current achievement of the company’s Honor Roll Award from the Arizona Department of Real Estate, signifying Barbara’s devotion to providing owners and renters the most honest and trustworthy property management experience possible.

Barbara says, “by putting our owners first, we view property management as a partnership rather than just a professional relationship---and this is our defining quality. We work together to achieve the highest and best returns for each of our owners.”

Derek Habbeshaw

Real Estate Sales Agent

With over 30 years’ experience, Derek works with buyers and investors to locate and lock down positive cash flow homes. Derek moved from Ontario, Canada in 1998, and ever since then, he has served the Valley of the Sun’s home buyers. If a home is what you need, let Derek take the lead!

Derek says, “I most enjoy helping others achieve financial wealth through acquisition of mortar and bricks---and there is always something fulfilling in being a part of peoples’ search for their perfect home.”

Ali Johnstone

Property Manager & Leasing Coordinator

With 11 years’ experience in the property management field, Ali has the skills and energy to juggle many properties all at once. She is a native Arizonan who attended and graduated from ASU. Ali began working with Barbara Habbeshaw in 2008 as a receptionist, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a licensed property manager in 2009. Now, Ali is devoted to the high standards and quality service that she provides to her tenants---and is always sure to leave a smile on your face from her contagious, bubbly personality!

Ali says, “My favorite part of the job is placing tenants into the properties---their new homes---and ensuring that our customer service and professionalism shines brightly.”

Jesus Betance

Maintenance Manager

With a seasoned 4 years’ experience in property management, Jesus is the go-to guy for all repairs and work order needs. Originally, he is from El Paso, Texas and came to Arizona to study business at the University of Phoenix. His Business Degree and charming personality has proven to be extremely helpful in negotiating with company vendors---thus saving our owners some hard earned dollars.

Jesus says, “I love my job and always have my owners best interest in mind as if it was my own investment."

Diana Rodriguez-Betance

Diana Rodriguez-Betance joined the AZ Residential Team, bringing experience from the lending & hospitality industries.  She began her real estate career in 2004, where she worked with various backgrounds, helping them realize their dreams of homeownership on the lending side.  She moved into the hospitality industry working with the Best Westerns and Marriott’s of the industry, delivering quality customer service to travelers all around the world.  Her desire to help people and make a difference has continued to drive her towards the Real Estate Industry again and It wasn’t until 2018, that she decided move into the Property Management Industry.  With her hospitality experience working with people all over the country, she is ready to serve both Owners and tenants at AZ Residential Management.