Meet the Agents
Nicholas Drobocky, CEO
Nicholas is a Bay Area native born and raised in the city of Oakland
Nick’s education consists of a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from Holy Names University, a California Real Estate Broker’s License, over 80 hours of Professional Continuing Education and over 10 years in the Real Estate Industry. A licensed Real Estate agent for over ten years, Nick obtained his Brokers License in the summer of 2009 so he could deliver an even higher level of customer service to his clients.
Currently overseeing the management of over 100 units, Nick has spent the last 8 years growing a residential property management company in Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro and the surrounding areas.
Nicholas specializes in Real Estate Sales and Property Management throughout the San Francisco East Bay Area. He has a growing portfolio of residential income property on his property management program and regularly teaches a course, “Do it Yourself … Property Management”
Nicholas is an avid golfer and enjoys talking business on the course!
Ellen Cain Becherer, Realtor®
Ellen joined Woodminster Realty in 2008 after a fruitful career as a fundraiser.
She is excited to continue working with people and their money. Ellen is a real estate investor, and began managing her own small portfolio of rental properties more than 20 years ago. Always enjoying a new adventure, Ellen decided to pursue a career in real estate to help her friends, new and old, secure their financial future through home ownership and perhaps real estate investing. Woodminster offers a comprehensive property management program in addition to real estate sales.
Ellen has a BA in Economics and completed UC Berkeley’s certificate program in Financial Planning. Ellen also studied horticulture and real estate at Merritt College.
In addition to real estate, Ellen is founding board chair of America SCORES Bay Area, an after school program serving more than 700 underprivileged public school children in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond. America SCORES is a unique program combining poetry, soccer and service learning for children in grades 3 – 5.
Ellen is also a past board member of the Head Royce School, worked for College Prep High School, both in Oakland, and worked for the past ten years for Windrush School in El Cerrito.
Ellen and her husband, and their two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Lefty Grove and Satchel Paige, live in the Oakland Hills. Ellen knows the East Bay community very well and will be delighted to help you buy or sell your home or investment property.
Mary Lucas, Realtor®
Mary “Mimi” Lucas moved to Oakland, California in 1969. She fell in love with this part of the San Francisco Bay Area for its culture, diversity, academic opportunities, beautiful weather, superb restaurants, and so much more! In 1970 Mimi had her first child, a daughter, and decided Oakland was the perfect place to raise a family and she has called Oakland home ever since.
Mimi’s Real Estate career began in 1974 when she obtained her Real Estate License. This was a great addition to her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Modern Foreign Languages, Russian and French, which she had obtained from the University of Kentucky. Mimi enjoyed many fruitful years in the Real Estate Profession which ultimately led her to obtain her Broker’s License and start her own Company, called Trident Holdings Vacation Rentals and Sales. This Company specialized in the Rentals and Sales of Vacation Properties, primarily in the Lake Tahoe Area. Mimi operated her business until 2008 when she decided to semi-retire. However, in 2011, some dear clients called her and said you must sell our home and assist with the purchase of a new one…so, at the request of her clients and due to the urging of her son, Mimi came out of her “semi-retirement” and is pleased to bring nearly forty years of experience in Sales and Property Management to Woodminster Real Estate Company, Inc.
Mimi looks forward to assisting both her “old” and “new” clients with her years of experience whether it is Selling or Purchasing a Primary Residence or advising for Investment Property – “Specializing in Service” was always her motto.
Mimi created a website where you can search for East Bay Real Estate in several communities. Please visit her at mimilucas.com