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 home owners 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 up front.

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.

Eirik Olsen, Attorney / MBA | Principal

Eirik Olsen, Attorney / MBA | Principal
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.

Devin J. Easterlin, Attorney | Principal

Devin J. Easterlin, Attorney | Principal
Devin graduated from college with degrees in Philosophy Pre-Law and Business, and then attended law school where he specialized in real estate transactional law. Devin is currently a licensed real estate agent and a licensed attorney and has worked in the property management industry for over ten years. Devin grew up in Kirkland and has lived in the Seattle area for over twenty-five years. Devin is a partner at SJA Property Management.

Derek Bunyard, Managing Broker | Principal

Derek Bunyard, Managing Broker | Principal
Derek graduated from college with a degree in Business Administration. Derek’s career has encompassed business management in several diverse industries including real estate investing and the auditing of Fortune 500 companies. Derek is a founder of Sterling, Johnston & over the past seven years Derek has dedicated himself to managing an elite real estate team. He has personally brokered over 300 transactions and has been awarded Seattle Magazine’s Five Star Real Estate Agent award for the past three years. Derek’s commitment to protecting his clients’ interests and promoting the best possible outcome for them is unparalleled. Derek is a partner at SJA Property Management.

Brooke Tran | Director of Operations

Brooke Tran | Director of Operations
brooke@sjarealestate.com
425.658.1944 x144
Brooke started her career in real estate administration behind the front desk of a large Eastside brokerage. Having gained a great amount of experience in a short period of time, Brooke took her career to the next level as an executive assistant and transaction coordinator for a top producing agent. Armed with the experience from both the office and agent points of view, Brooke joined RE/MAX RE Center and took on the impressive task of building the office and its administrative functions. Brooke’s top priority is always supporting our brokers in all of their needs. From Brooke you can expect the utmost attention to detail, around-the-clock support, and a friendly personality. Brooke currently manages the residential property management division at SJA Property Management.

Clodagh Reeves, Accounting Manager

Clodagh Reeves, Accounting Manager
clodagh@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.658.1947 x147
Before joining SJA Property Management, Clodagh developed and managed retail and office operations in startup businesses. Consulting in diverse industries gave her broad experience in identifying individual client needs and delivering clear, accurate and personalized results. Clodagh’s mission at SJA is to provide an accurate account of all transactions while being a welcoming and supportive voice for the clients behind the numbers.

Chiara Cupples, Property Management Coordinator

Chiara Cupples, Property Management Coordinator
chiara@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.658.1942 x142
Chiara has been in the Property Management field for over 6 years. Her previous 10 years in Administrative roles and Customer Service allow her to provide excellent assistance. Chiara works closely with owners, tenants, and vendors to ensure their repairs are completed in a timely manner and with the utmost care. She believes communication is key to a successful business relationship and strives to show that at Sterling, Johnston, owners and tenants are priority.

Chrystal Herrmann | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Chrystal Herrmann | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
chrystal@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.658.1920
Chrystal graduated with a degree in nursing from Maryville University. She worked as registered ER nurse in St. Louis until; in 2001 she changed careers to join a Custom Home Builder, catapulting her onto St. Louis’ top New Homes Sales Agents list. In 2007 she accepted a position with Citi Mortgage management to help those hardest hit by the rapidly changing economy. She successfully led a team accredited with several Achievement Awards. In 2013 she returned to Real Estate and joined St. Louis’ #1 locally-owned firm of Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate. Teaming up with another top agent they created the ‘The Janssen Team’, becoming the branch’s top producing team 2 years in a row. Chrystal and her family moved to the Puget Sound in 2016, where she joined SJA Property Management. Chrystal’s diligence and attention to excellence reflect our SJA Core Values of exceptional care and service.

Zarina Malik | Property Manager

Zarina Malik | Property Manager
zarina@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.658.1943 X143
Zarina Malik enjoys working in Property Management/Real Estate as an honest, trustworthy and diligent professional. She has a background in IT, Marketing, Customer Service and Training. She has a Computer Engineering degree, having experience in training, project management and marketing in the IT industry. She also has a Qualified Financial Advisor Diploma from Bankers Institute, Ireland and has worked in the financial sector. Zarina ran her own Software Development company in Louisiana and taught Math to middle school students. She is proficient in utilizing the latest technology and tools. She is licensed in Washington state to conduct Real Estate transactions and is currently enjoying working as a Property Manager for SJA. She conducts her daily responsibilities in the utmost professional, efficient and precise manner ensuring that the client’s expectations are exceeded. Her attention to every small detail makes the client’s experience such a great one that it will no doubt attract more business. Being Multi-lingual she can help you in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, German and most assuredly in the Queen’s English. Honesty, compassion, integrity and energy is what Zarina brings to the table. Her associates know her as a trustworthy person who is there for them at the start, during, at the end and AFTER any transaction, whether it is personal or professional.

Lisa Grady | Property Manager

Lisa Grady | Property Manager
lisa@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.658.1946 X146
Lisa began her career in customer service, working in many diverse industries including roofing materials and educational toys. She moved into real estate in 2002, managing a vacation rental department on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As a Property Manager, Broker with SJA, she enjoys using her customer service and real estate knowledge to provide the best experience for her clients. Honesty, integrity and consistent communication are the staples of her work ethic.

Melissa Smith | Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager

Melissa Smith | Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
melissa@sjapropertymanagement.com
509.855.3083
Melissa works in Residential Sales and is also a Leasing Specialist with SJA Property Management. She enjoys helping anyone moving to the area in finding a home. She is very familiar with active inventory and specializes in rentals on the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond). She currently resides in Bellevue and is quick to respond to any rental inquiries you may have.

Mike Skalski | Property Management Coordinator

Mike Skalski | Property Management Coordinator
mike@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.285.1324 x104
Mike was born in New York City and relocated to the Seattle area at a young age. He started his Administrative career as a Quality Control Manager with a marine electronics company that supported commercial and defense customers on a global scale for over 5 years. Having a strong passion for real estate, he decided to join Sterling, Johnston as the Property Management Coordinator. He has transferred those dynamic skills of attention to detail, customer service, enthusiasm, and troubleshooting to the Property Management environment.

Dustin Sherwood | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Dustin Sherwood | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
dustin@sjarealestate.com
425.830.4044

Dustin has lived and worked on the Eastside for over 25 years. He has a diverse background of 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 strong advocate for his clients through his effective communication and strong work ethic.

Millie Alonso | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Millie Alonso | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
millie@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.299.5207
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.

Kim Breen | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Kim Breen | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
kim@sjapropertymanagement.com
425.890.8880
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.

Lewis Lopes | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Lewis Lopes | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager
lewis@sjapropertymanagement.com
206.849.4496

1991 Rookie of the Year PNW (21 Closed Sales), Circle of Honor Sales, 100% Sales Club, Presidents Club

Lewis is a 23 year veteran real estate agent and property manager. Selling hundreds of homes, condominiums and land in the Seattle and Eastside real estate market has established Lewis as an expert in his field. He helps buyers demystify the buying and borrowing process from his experience as a mortgage loan officer. Home sellers, rental owners and investors receive the advantage of property management advice since the early 90’s as Lewis added property management experience to the bundle of benefits he delivers. He currently manages over 15 residential properties. With honesty, professionalism and a burning desire to help in all aspects of real estate Lewis does everything possible to ensure his clients success. He brings to the table a unique blend of experience and specialized knowledge that time after time results in happy and satisfied clients for life. Whether it’s building a personal real estate empire or buying your first home or rental house, Lewis has a proven track record to help make it happen.