Phoenix Urban Spaces Team

Our agents have a number of years of experience in the Phoenix and Scottsdale real estate markets and have a good feel for the way that the local market evolves with changing conditions both in the area and nationwide. Additionally, our owner, Roberta, has experience in the construction field and applies that experience and her connections to further help our clients.

Roberta Candelaria

Owner/Designated Broker of Phoenix Urban Spaces

Roberta started her real estate career in sales and marketing of new condominiums. After gaining experience working and learning from other successful real estate firms, she opened Phoenix Urban Spaces.

Roberta has built her team at Phoenix Urban Spaces around the specific needs that she saw in the clients she helped.  She found that when people came to her, they were mostly in a state of transition…downsizing, retiring, starting a family, wanting to invest in real estate or looking for a new place to open a business.

The Phoenix Urban Spaces team began as specialists in condos, townhomes and lofts; but as their clientele grew, so did their expertise.

Roberta has extensive experience in new home construction. If you are considering a newly constructed home, having her in your back pocket will insure you get the best price and finish level. She knows how new home builders think!

If you are considering right-sizing into a maintenance-free lifestyle, she will put together a customized tour of new and existing communities to start our search.

If you are considering purchasing a vacation home, give Roberta a call to brainstorm! She also works with clients from out of state and out of the country.

If you are a first time home buyer, your experience is very important to her. When you close and move in to your new home you will have a complete understanding of the process from beginning to end, and will be 100% confident of your purchase.

If you are a developer considering bringing a new community to market, in exchange for hearing about your community, Roberta will provide you with market overview specifics for your product type.

We open doors to all your possibilities….

    Shelina Mandalia

    REALTOR Sales Associate

    Shelina Mandalia’s real estate career started with Keller-Williams in Long Beach, CA; working with home buyers and investors.

    After 4 years, she decided she wanted to invest in real estate herself which led her to move to Phoenix in 2011.

    She has worked with a variety of clientele including first time home buyers, flippers, and multi-family investors.

    Shelina has a passion for real estate and loves sharing it with others!

      Pam Prusha

      REALTOR Sales Associate / Transaction Coordinator

      Pam Prusha joined Phoenix Urban Spaces in May 2016, as the Operations Manager.  She came with 12 years experience in Property Management as administrative support in both Residential and Commercial real estate.  With an eye for detail and her organizational skills, she manages our transactions and lends administrative support where needed.

      In August 2017, Pam took the next step and became a licensed sales agent.  She still enjoys working behind the scenes as a Transaction Coordinator, making sure each transaction moves along smoothly.

      Now she has the added excitement of helping buyer’s find their dream home!

        Debra Kaye Butterworth

        REALTOR Sales Associate

        Our newest member.  Originally from Michigan, Debra has lived in the Valley of the Sun for more than 30 years.  After 20 years as a Scientist with a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix and an Associate Degree in Applied Science, Cum Laude, Debra has joined the family business.

        Her passion for real estate runs through her family tree!  With both parents in the business she grew up stuffing envelopes and painting subdivision signs on the weekends.  These days, connections happen at the speed of light!  Yet what still holds true is that building strong personal relationships with integrity creates lifelong trust.  Her goal is to understand your concept of a home and provide choices that will help make your life happier and more comfortable.

          Melodie Watts

          REALTOR Sales Associate / Administrative Assistant

          Melodie Watts has recently joined us as our Broker’s Administrative Assistant.  Moving here from Minnesota 5 years ago to be close to the family.  She loves the Valley of the Sun, no more winter nightmares.

          With 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant and 5 years in the Real Estate business, she will be able to keep us very well organized.  She also has property and casualty licenses.  Melodie enjoys all aspects of the business.

            Kermit Watts

            REALTOR Sales Associate

            Kermit Watts has also joined us after spending time with Jonna Baker and Associates in Apache Junction.  Kermit came to Arizona, from Minnesota, 5 years ago to be near family.  In Minnesota, he had a long career in the Restaurant Industry along with working real estate.  He loves the East Valley so that is where he specializes in, the East Valley, but is willing to go anywhere.  If you are looking for a 55 plus community, you definitely need to talk to Kermit!  He enjoys both the listing and selling side of the business.  It is the hunt that makes it fun!

              Michele Lewis

              REALTOR Sales Associate

              Michele Lewis sees herself as your partner for buying and selling real estate in the Greater Phoenix area. Whether you are buying or selling, moving is an exciting time and something most of us will do more than once in our lifetime.

              She has 20 years of successful global contract negotiation and project management. She is able to apply her expertise and market knowledge to partner with her clients to clearly navigate through the home buying and selling process.

              Michele is here to ensure this is not only exciting, but as smooth and stress free as possible.  She is committed to providing the highest level of service.

              Micheles’s Objective : To find you the house of your dreams or sell your home for the highest and best price.

              Michele’s Mission : To deliver with exceptional service.

                Carol Zelaya-Kronlund

                REALTOR Sales Associate

                Carol Zelaya-Kronlund enjoys managing transactions and showing properties.  Graduating from ASU in 1999 with a degree in Marketing.  Carol has 14 years experience in the real estate industry.  Her background is primarily administrative support in residential (resale, new homes and property management) as well as commercial real estate.

                Carol is proficient in Spanish and is originally from El Salvador.

                She enjoys helping others and will ensure that your buying/selling transaction experience is as smooth as possible.

                  Anne Healy

                  REALTOR Sales Associate

                  Anne Healy developed an appreciation for architecture from an early age.  Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Architecture, she ultimately decided that the field of Real Estate is where she could best put her skills to use.

                  Anne’s love for architecture, combined with her acumen to assess people’s needs and desires, has been a recipe for success through the last ten years of her career.  Anne’s experiences selling architecturally significant luxury real estate spans the country having practiced in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, and lastly in both Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ.

                  She completed a Master of Real Estate Development at ASU in 2013, which helped her hone her abilities in the field of real estate even further.  She has an innate talent to identify a great quality product, to identify a property’s highest and best use, and if a property needs improvement, how to do it.  This means she can help you with all types of real estate needs.  Anne focuses on staying in tune with the current market trends, and all the new inventory in the Phoenix real estate market so she can easily help to identify the best possible home for your needs.

                    Theresa Tornquist

                    REALTOR Commercial Sales Associate

                    Theresa Tornquist is on the team to help provide solutions for all your commercial real estate needs. 

                    Theresa has been an Arizona resident for thirty years.  She is a U of A graduate and has called Phoenix home since 1998.  Theresa and her husband owned and operated a salvage auto auction business, growing it into the largest independent salvage auto auction in the southwest. During the growth of the company they acquired over 67 acres and continue to manage their property in South Phoenix and Tucson.  She is experienced in 1031 exchange, Buyer and Seller Representation, Landlord and Tenant Representation, ULI member, and completed ICSC’s Shopping Center Study Series.

                    Theresa values hard work, honesty and integrity and is committed to successfully satisfying the needs and goals of her clients. Please contact Theresa for your commercial needs and goals.

                      Desarae Tully

                      REALTOR Sales Associate

                      Desarae Tully has been working for Phoenix Urban Spaces for the past couple of years.

                      In February 2018, Des obtained her Bachelors in Nursing and officially became an RN.  She will continue to stay licensed and sell homes, as she has grown an appreciation for the Real Estate Market.

                        Tara King

                        REALTOR Sales Associate



                        Tara King has over 20 years of professional sales experience. She takes those skills and combines them with her passion for real estate to assist you in finding your perfect home.

                        Being a native to Arizona, she can help you find the perfect home in any city!