West Coast Property Management began in 1956 as a function of a local development and investment company, West Coast Properties. By 1964 a full property management department was created and fee management of local properties became a specialty. Since then West Coast has grown into one of San Francisco's largest local property management companies with almost 2,500 units in more than 300 properties under its care and guidance.
During 1963, Robert Andresen was hired to lead the development of the Property Management division. In 1970, Bob earned the Certified Property Manager designation and his quest for excellence has never changed. Bob eventually bought out the original partners and made West Coast a management-only company dedicated to unparalleled professional management of residential and commercial properties.
In 1983 Bob's son, Eric, permanently joined the firm as a Property Manager. After graduating from college, and years of "summer jobs" with the company learning every aspect of building maintenance from the ground up, Eric was readily able to take on a property management position in the business. Eric became Owner and President of West Coast in January 1993 and he is proud to carry on the family tradition of excellence and personal attention.
In addition to having achieved the prestigious Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, and being a Licensed General Contractor (#833311), Eric served for six years as President of the Professional Property Management Association, an organization dedicated to excellence in Property Management. Eric is serving again as the President of the San Francisco Apartment Association (he first served as President in 2002-2004), the largest association of property managers and owners in the City; and in 2006 he served as President of the California Apartment Association, which represents the ownership and management of more than 750,000 units statewide. Through this leadership, and many other prominent affiliations, Eric is able to maintain a leading edge on current property management, ownership, legal and investment issues and is able to guide the company and advise his clients competently and with a high degree of insight.
West Coast Property Management now employs six full-time, licensed Property Managers plus their support staff, complete receivables and payables bookkeeping departments and a maintenance company that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. West Coast also maintains extensive contacts with all types of contractors and suppliers and, because of its high volume of business, is able to pass along fast service and substantial savings to its clientele.
in 1999 West Coast Property Maintenance and Construction Company was created in order to provide more reliable and cost-effective maintenance, janitorial, remodeling and construction services to our clients and to property owners throughout the Bay Area. Supervised by a Licensed General Contractor, the Maintenance and Construciton Company has provided excellent service to hundreds of building owners and management companies. The staff has also been trained in the proper handling and remediation of lead, asbestos, and mold; and provides emergency and hazmat clean-up services.
West Coast is a proven company dedicated to high standards of excellence and value. Its extensive list of long-term clients only helps substantiate its claim of being one of the best in the field.