Mugge & Man Associates The team of Joel Mugge and Ricky Man combines Joel’s extensive experience in real estate in Minnesota with Ricky’s broad customer service experience and his familiarity with the people and lifestyles of the desert. Joel and Ricky’s distinctive work experience, cultural backgrounds and generational perspectives combine to give them a unique ability to respond to a wide variety of real estate needs in Palm Springs and throughout the valley. Joel Mugge After receiving his Master’s degree in intercultural communication from the University of Minnesota and a successful career in international education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Joel obtained his Minnesota real estate license and began working with Coldwell Banker Burnet in the Twin Cities. During his 14 years with the company, he developed a very successful business focusing on single family homes and residential investment properties. In 2011, after living in the Midwest all of his life, Joel decided it was time to escape Minnesota winters and move to Palm Springs. An investor himself, he has a special interest in multi-family investment properties as well as single family homes. For Joel, working in real estate is about building relationships of trust and respect as people make one the most important financial and lifestyle decisions of their lives, the purchase of a home. Ricky Man Born and raised in Brazil, Ricky received his BA in Systems Analysis from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana in Curitiba, Brazil. Following graduation from college, he moved to the US and after working in several customer service positions, established a very successful vending business based in Ontario, California. After selling his vending business, Ricky worked again in customer service in the security industry before moving to the desert in 2011. Ricky’s entrepreneurial spirit, his passion for helping others achieve their goals and his love of the Desert were instrumental in his decision to obtain his real estate sales license and to join Bennion Deville Homes where he specializes in residential properties in the Palm Springs area.