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.

Dustin Sherwood | Real Estate Broker / Business Development Manager

Dustin Sherwood | Real Estate Broker / Business Development Manager

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.

Claudette Scott | Property Management Executive

Lisa Bonati | Office Administrator
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 | Property Manager

Zarina Malik | Property Manager
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 head first 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.

Liam O’Neill | Property Management Associate

Liam O'Neill | Property Management Administrator
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.

Gretchen Walley | Property Management Executive

Gretchen Walley | 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.

Lori Karhu | Property Manager
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 home owners and tenants with the highest standard of customer service.

Jenny Rosen | Property Management Associate

Jenny Rosen | Property Management Administrator
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.

Millie Alonso | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Millie Alonso | 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.

Kim Breen | Real Estate Broker / Property Manager

Kim Breen | 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.

Chiara Cupples | Maintenance Manager

Chiara Cupples, Property Management Coordinator
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.

Liz Howell | Lead Bookkeeper

Liz Howell | Lead Bookkeeper
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.

Lisa Bonati | Office Administrator

Lisa Bonati | Office Administrator
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.