Our Mission

To be a highly skilled, respected and profitable residential real estate service organization distinguished by its professional and pro-active approach to  sales and the management of residential rental properties. Through the use of state of the art business solutions in our marketing, accounting and internal control systems, we will strive to maximize efficiencies and profits for both the owner and the company while maintaining a personal and friendly approach in working with our customers.



johnThe founder of Clemente Real Estate Services, John Clemente, grew up in Long Island, N.Y.  After serving overseas in Germany in the US Army, he became a journeyman cabinetmaker in Largo, FL. In 1981, he moved to Colorado Springs with his family, bought a home and continued working as a cabinetmaker.

By 1985, John wanted a new challenge. After attending a real estate investment seminar, he became fascinated with the income potential of real estate investments. John enrolled in real estate school with the objective of learning as much as possible about investing. He then became a sales agent with a local real estate company. Shortly after entering the business, John was offered an opportunity to become a realtor/property manager when the company opened a new office in the Broadmoor area. After 6 years, he had become a top agent and property manager within the company. Once again, John sought another challenge.

In 1991, John learned that RE/MAX, a national real estate company based out of Denver, didn’t have a property management department in Colorado Springs. He joined RE/MAX and developed a sales and property management department. Thirteen years later, after managing hundreds of rental properties and selling millions of dollars worth of real estate, John decided to open his own company.

John purchased an office building at the intersection of North Academy and North Union and opened Clemente Real Estate Services in April, 2004. Along the way, John actively invested in single family homes in Colorado Springs and obtained several investment properties in resort areas. His unique perspective of the real estate business, with personal expertise in sales, property management and his passion, real estate investing also lead to two of his three children joining him in the business. John has assisted investors in IRS 1031 exchanges and is a founding member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) in Colorado Springs since 1992.

In July of 2023, after 38 years in Real Estate, John retired from property management and passed ownership of Clemente Real Estate Services to his daughter, Melissa Jeffrey. She now proudly carries on her family’s business, building on the skills her father taught her and bringing new perspective to the business.


  • Melissa Jeffrey


    Melissa Jeffrey began with Clemente Real Estate Services since 2012 as a front desk assistant and went on to become the maintenance coordinator.  As a licensed Realtor since 2016, she has had many different responsibilities at the company over the years, such as bookkeeper and office manager. In 2023, she became the Broker/ Owner and Property Manager of Clemente Real Estate Services as her father, John Clemente, stepped down take different role as a Broker Associate and enjoy “partial retirement”.

    Melissa is well versed on all aspects of the company, as she’s worked them all at one time or another.  Please feel free to reach out for assistance via email or give us a call at the office.

    Email: melissa@clementehomes.com

  • Leah Smith

    Leasing Coordinator

    Leah has been with Clemente Real Estate Services since 2014.  She processes our rental applications, prepares leases and assists our prospective tenants with the application process.  She also handles all of our lease renewals and move outs.

    Email: leah@clementehomes.com

  • Joe Jeffrey

    SEASONAL Property Coordinator

    Joe is our seasonal office assistant. During our busy end of Spring/Summer season, he sets showing appointments and answers phones for the office. He is here to answer questions about the rental process and for general inquiries when you call.