I’m Pete.  I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved out to sunny Arizona back in 1997.  I came to visit and was amazed at what a great place it is to live.  At that time, the real estate market was booming.  Over the next few years, I bought and sold properties.  I’ve been in the construction business most of my life…so it was fun.  Things were going great.  I even convinced my retired Father to become a realtor/property manager and help me out.

Then came “The Great Recession”…talk about a nightmare.  A lot of friends and family lost their jobs and homes.  It was miserable…but I knew I was going to have to work twice as hard for a number of years…and am still working hard.

I’m a regular guy operating a small business.  I hope you like the properties.  They were all bought with the idea that they would be fun to live in and close to the best things to do.  I have lived in one of them and another was planned to be my office.  Some good friends have enjoyed them too.


I think the best part of dealing with a private, small business is that I don’t have to answer to any corporate policies of the big companies.  I can be way more flexible in dealing with people and the things that are important to them.  I can resolve issues quickly…my property manager is not servicing any more properties than the ones you see on this website.

The name Extra Virgin comes from my belief that it’s my responsibility to keep all the residences in great condition.  I’m sure my love of food had some part in it too.  Thanks for checking us out and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Also , be sure to connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Take care,

Pete Melucci

Extra Virgin LLC


Scottsdale, AZ