Meet the team at SJA Property Management
SJA Property Management’s Core Values
- We communicate clearly and effectively
- We act with integrity; always do what’s right
- We demonstrate caring for our customers and each other
- We challenge the status quo
- We bring positivity to our work and have fun
Our Vision Statement
We will provide our service at a level that elevates our entire industry, through a companywide commitment to excellence, in each phase of our team-based service.
The result will be complete trust from all our clients, mutual respect with our tenants, and SJA being regarded as the standard to which all other companies are measured, in the Puget Sound region.
Setting the Standard for Professional Property Management through our Team Approach
SJA Property Management (SJA) was created to provide homeowners and real estate investors with a personalized, professional, and sophisticated full-service real estate offering. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of professional real estate and property management services and integrity in the industry. SJA Property Management is dedicated to protecting our clients’ equity, managing our clients’ risk, and optimizing our clients’ investment performance.
We understand that there are numerous property management companies in the area, and how difficult it is to make the right selection for your property. Most of these companies promise similar services and cost roughly the same, at least upfront.
At SJA Property Management we are committed to going above and beyond for our clients. One key difference is that our staff, managers and ownership, truly have a genuine concern for our client’s interests. At SJA Property Management someone is always available for our clients. Our team approach and dedicated people, have been the key to our success and have helped us build a reputation as an industry leader in the area. We look forward to serving you and hope that you will contact us for a free consultation.
Attorney | Principal
Devin is a Northwest native and has lived here for over 35 years. He graduated from college with degrees in Philosophy Pre-Law and Business. He attended law school, where he specialized in real estate transactional law. Devin practiced as a real estate attorney before co-founding SJA Property Management. Devin maintains a real estate broker's license and has worked in the property management industry for over fifteen years. Devin is actively involved in the local real estate community, previously serving as a board member and then the President of the King County Chapter for the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He is currently an executive board member for the Rental Housing Association of Washington. Devin loves the outdoors and enjoys exploring all the beautiful areas the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Devin is the co-founder of SJA Property Management and Principal.
Managing Broker | Principal
As a founding owner and the Managing Broker of SJA Property Management, the foundation of Derek’s leadership philosophy is that the road to prosperity is paved with collaboration over competition. This steadfast approach to business has resulted in SJA being recognized as one of America’s Fasting Growing Companies by Inc. 5000. Through SJA, Derek has helped hundreds of Pacific Northwest property owners get the most out of their real estate investments. Derek actively invests in real estate himself and knows firsthand what investors need and want from their management company. In addition, Derek has personally brokered over 400 transactions and is a regular recipient of Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agent award. Derek strives to be mindful of work and life balance and finds inspiration by spending time outdoors with his wife, children, and chocolate lab Scout as well as cheering on the Seattle Seahawks.
Attorney/MBA | Designated Broker
Eirik earned his law degree and MBA from the University of Washington in 1992. Since then Eirik has managed multifamily, commercial, and single-family homes throughout the greater Seattle area. Prior to starting SJA Property Management, Eirik was Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Center where he successfully brokered over 600 deals and earned Broker/Owner of the Year honors. Eirik is a partner at SJA Property Management.
Real Estate Broker / Business Development Manager
Dustin has lived and worked on the Eastside for over 25 years. He has a diverse background in commercial real estate, residential real estate, commercial property management, and residential property management. He has extensive knowledge of the Seattle and Eastside markets and brings a positive and professional attitude with him everywhere. Dustin prides himself on being a strong advocate for his clients through his effective communication and strong work ethic
Property Management Executive
Claudette has over 20 years’ experience specializing in Multi-Family Property Management, running teams and Start-Ups, Project Management, Real Estate Development, working with investors on new builds and single-family homes as well as being a current Real Estate Broker. She adapts quickly and is very detail-oriented but her main focus is the satisfaction of her clients. She enjoys the challenge of property management and real estate and thrives in the ever-changing market. In her free time, she loves to cook and try new recipes out on her family and friends
Martha Berg is a thought-based property manager who is energetic and results-driven. She studied anthropology and sociology at Washington State University with a focus in Human Resource Management. Her tenacious attitude paired with her ambition and desire to learn gives her a unique advantage in any challenge that comes her way. Martha has always been the person to jump headfirst into new projects and she is constantly looking to improve herself and her processes. She spends her free time sitting on the board of directors for the Bothell Sons of Norway, planning events for the Youth group and running fundraisers for scholarship programs
Property Management Associate
Liam graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a focus on real estate. Still, early on in his real estate career, he is highly motivated to help both tenants and owners throughout their leasing process. You can rely on Liam to diligently assist you with any of your questions or concerns as he aims to provide the highest quality of service
Property Management Executive
Gretchen started her career in multi-family property management in the Seattle area as a property manager. She gained a reputation for maintaining high occupancy/renewal rates, reducing delinquency, and increasing net operating income. Gretchen later transitioned to single-family management, learning about the unique challenges that single-family owners face. Having mastered that segment, she set her sights on a large property management firm on the Eastside where she collaborated with dozens of owners, across a portfolio of greater than 180 properties, to optimize their assets and implement policies that delivered excellent results. She prides herself on fostering deep relationships with her tenants and owners. She comes to SJA with over twenty years of experience in property management determined to find and add value for owners and make every tenant feel like a VIP
Beginning her career in Southern California managing multi-family properties, Lori has over 35 years of experience in the Property Management industry. She transitioned into single-family homes after moving to Washington and acquiring her Real Estate license. Lori is dedicated to serving her homeowners and tenants with the highest standard of customer service
Property Management Associate
Jenny comes to SJA with a background in upscale event planning, marketing, and senior living health care. She enjoys working with clients and providing customer service at its best. As a Property Management Associate, she has an eye for the detail as well as a passion for getting the best result possible for her tenants and owners
Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
Millie has been in the real estate business for over seven years and loves helping property owners with all of their real estate needs. Millie has learned that honesty and good, hard, work is what all of our clients expect and deserve. Millie particularly enjoys helping our clients who are experiencing challenging circumstances involving their real estate, and finding that perfect tenant to occupy their home
Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
Kim began her real estate career as a Property Manager in Nevada. Since then, she has been involved in a wide range of real estate activities. In addition to managing residential properties, she has been involved in the construction of shopping centers, leasing of strip malls, as well as worked in the real estate acquisition division of a large coffee franchise. She has been a tenant representative in commercial leases as well as an onsite leasing manager for one of the nation’s largest flexible office space companies. Now that Kim has returned to residential property management, she knows that clients demand outstanding service, clear communication, attention to detail, and prompt action. Allow her to provide her extensive experience and sharp skills toward your property management solutions
Liz is a native Seattleite who has studied, traveled and worked in business around the world. With over 25 years of experience in accounting and administration, Liz enjoys working with people, finding solutions, and providing positive customer service. She is happy to assist customers by phone, email and in-person
With a uniquely diverse background and over 20 years of experience managing daily operations for c-level executives and customer-focused companies, Lisa understands the importance of meeting clients’ expectations, both internally and externally. As an Office Administrator, Lisa enjoys assisting with our owners and tenants by helping provide a smooth and seamless experience with a friendly smile and positive enthusiasm