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Our Story

Edrington and Associates was formed in the year 2000 with an initial focus on investments in apartment buildings. With this focus on multi‐family properties, Steve Edrington was an active member of the East Bay Rental Housing Association (formerly known as RHANAC), serving on its Board and eventually as President of the Association in 2001. In 2002 he stepped off the board to accept responsibility as its Executive Director. He also represented the organization on the board of the California Apartment Association. Steve’s work with EBRHA placed him in the public eye where he is still often called upon to speak on behalf of property owners to the media and before local and state governments.

Over the next decade, he would go on to manage over 50 rehabs of single-family homes, condos, and apartment units, gaining invaluable hands-on experience with navigating local building departments on projects including accessory dwelling units, condo conversions, and code enforcement issues. As a landlord on many of these completed projects, Steve built upon his property management experience and learned the ins-and-outs of local rent and eviction controls, teaching classes to other landlords — and then attorneys — establishing himself as an authority on the subject matter.

Today, Edrington and Associates continues to maximize value and solve challenges for property owners, buyers/sellers, developers, and landlord-tenant attorneys. For more information on our full set of services, see the services tab in our menu.

Mission Statement

To provide unparalleled, unbiased consulting services to Bay Area property owners and attorneys with our unique blend of project experience, personal knowledge, and industry expertise.

Core Values


Our Team

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Steve Edrington

Steve has over 25 years of experience as a landlord, property manager, real estate broker, and developer. He formerly served as a lobbyist and Executive Director for the Rental Housing Association of Northern Alameda County (RHANAC), now East Bay Rental Housing Association (EBRHA). He specializes in expert witness testimony for wrongful eviction, warranty of habitability, standard of care, and damages. In addition, he helps property owners navigate their local jurisdictions on issues related to code enforcement, illegal units, notices of violation, condo conversions, and accessory dwelling units. Steve is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), and an ICC Residential Building Code Inspector. CA DRE# 01129470

Philip Barthman Sr Building Inspector

Philip Barthman
Sr. Building Inspector

Philip joined Edrington and Associates in February 2020 with over 20 years of experience as an Alameda County Building Inspector. He brings extensive experience in inspection of  residential, commercial, and industrial projects to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and specifications. He specializes in evaluating illegal units, unsafe dwellings, and conversions of habitable and non-habitable spaces to provide property owners with guidelines for bringing their units into compliance. Philip is also a Professor at Oakland’s Laney College where he teaches courses including National Electric Code, residential wiring, and commercial wiring.

Alexandra Oles

Alexandra Oles
Director of Operations

Alexandra graduated from Las Positas Community College with an Associate in Psychology and a Bachelor in Sociology from Cal State East Bay. With over 10+ years of Real Estate experience, she has genuinely gained a passion for a multitude of sectors in the Real Estate field. Starting her career off in Title and Escrow, then transitioned to mortgages at which point she obtained her DRE and NMLS License, realizing a desire to learn more about the Real Estate field. In addition, Alexandra has personal experience being a housing provider in the Bay Area, building quite a real estate portfolio over the years. With her education, knowledge, experience, and licensing, Alexandra brings added value to our firm. She is organized, communicative, and a driven self-starter, making for the perfect Director of Operations.

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