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
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.
Director of Operations
Chris has over 12 years of experience in customer experience-focused operations roles, most recently within small-to-mid-sized, quickly growing companies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Chapman University and his past work experience has included roles as a Business Analyst at Satmetrix, co-creators of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) and as a Customer Experience Coach at LinkedIn. In addition to overseeing our day-to-day operations, Chris helps plan and promote our various classes and webinars and also assists clients on rent board petitions including capital improvement passthroughs.