Born in the Texas River Valley and raised in Waco, Texas, Gloria Nino moved to Houston in the ’70′s where she worked as Director of Public Relations for CASOLAR, the Las Hadas Resort and Development Co. in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. After an extended business assignment at Las Hadas, where she coordinated press-junkets and entertained prospective resort development buyers, she returned to Houston and began a career in real estate.
In 1984, she established Nino & Associates, Inc., a full-service home finding brokerage specializing in corporate relocation. In 1986, she incorporated Nino Corporate Lodging, Inc., a pioneer in the nationwide temporary housing industry.
Since founding Nino & Associates in 1984, Gloria’s invaluable insight, vision and leadership have made a huge impact on the Greater Houston area Real Estate and Relocation industries. She is considered one of the most knowledgeable Realtors in Houston and her dedication to providing all of our clients with the most exemplary service truly set Nino apart. This commitment to success is shared with all those around her.
Gloria is responsible for daily operations of the full service real estate brokerage, including Business Development and Marketing. As the President, she oversees the recruitment, training and development of the Realtors. Gloria is always energetic and excited about the ever changing Houston Real Estate Brokerage market and its new developments.
Gloria holds a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License and has served on a number of industry-related local, state and national boards related to corporate housing, residential sales and rental assistance. Not only is she a successful businesswoman, but she is also dedicated to giving back to the community. Gloria is proud to have been involved with the founding of The Houston Furniture Bank and was an active participant in the early years of Teach For America while being a TFA Advisory Board Member. Gloria is newly elected to the Latin Women’s Initiative Board. Giving back to the community where we live and work is of utmost importance to her. She encourages everyone in her organization to give back to the community whenever possible. She is a caring wife and mother of two boys.
An Oklahoma native, Frank Monacelli was born and raised in Broken Arrow. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in Public Administration. Upon graduation, Frank pursued a career in Recruitment and Human Resources, working for General Telephone & Electronics Co. and later M.W. Kellogg Co.
Upon meeting Gloria Nino in 1988, he would join Nino & Associates as Vice President. His experience in handling the recruitment and relocation of corporate officials made for a seamless and logical transition into the Real Estate Brokerage and Corporate Relocation industry. Together they would provide improved housing solutions to Corporate America, establishing Nino Corporate Lodging, Inc.
Frank is responsible for daily operations of the full service brokerage, including inside sales and customer service. As the Broker of Record, Frank is responsible for the training and development of his Real Estate Agents and is an integral part of their ever learning process. Frank loves a challenge and enjoys the unpredictability that comes with a full service Real Estate brokerage. It keeps him on his feet and allows him to learn something new every day!
As an active member of the Houston community, Frank is a former board member of the YES College Preparatory School and a current board member of the Houston Furniture Bank. His professional associations include the Houston Association of Realtors, the Employee Relocation Council, Corporate Housing Providers Association, and the Houston Relocation Forum. Frank has received his Texas Association of Realtors Brokers License, Real Estate License, Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), and is a licensed Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).
Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. You can regularly find them at lacrosse tournaments, managing their son’s baseball games, or attending a Rocket’s game.