Paul Chahin: Owner, President
Paul was raised in the Bay Area and is a Contra Costa resident. He graduated from De La Salle High School and in 1987 graduated from University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business with an emphasis in finance and real estate. Paul began his Real Estate career as an Acquisitions Researcher for Kaufman and Broad, a national Real Estate homebuilding company. Paul’s career continued in the real estate industry as he established himself as a self-employed Acquisitions Consultant. In 1993, Paul acquired Stephens Property Management from the founder Shirley Stephens and has built the business into one of the dominant property management companies in the East Bay. Since the inception, Stephens Property Management or SPM Properties clientele has increased over ten times.
Paul’s goal is to ensure all Property Owners increase their property's income and efficiency by decreasing expenses and increasing revenue. In addition, Paul guides the SPM team to ensure that all our commercial and residential tenants can be proud of their living or working environment.
Paul partakes and oversees the management of all retail, office, industrial, and multi-family properties throughout San Francisco’s East Bay Area. The success of SPM is due to the committed team employed at SPM.
Paul is an active member and Board Director of the California Apartment Association. He is also a licensed broker with the California Department of Real Estate. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Zolzaya Ganbat: Head of Accounting Department
Zolzaya is a well-versed accounting professional with extensive corporate finance background, and over 9 years of experience in the field. Her technical expertise in accounting & financial management along with her exceptional work ethic, commitment to the highest quality and ethical principles have made her successful in providing various accounting services for our valued clients.
She heads our Accounting and Finance Department and manages our accounting staff. She is responsible for all accounting functions including GAAP compliance, preparation of financial statements, bank reconciliations, accounts payable/receivable functions, and month, quarter, and year end closings.
Her educational background includes post graduate training in finance and accounting at the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor degree in Business Administration with accounting major. Zolzaya is highly proficient in Microsoft office Suites and Yardi Pro and Voyager accounting systems.
Kathy Paul: Leasing Department Manager
Kathy Paul came to SPM Properties Inc. with 35 years in the property management and real estate industry. She has represented properties along the west coast but has most recently focused her attention on leasing apartments and homes in the East Bay which she finds most rewarding. Kathy has proven to be a great asset to SPM with her dedication to finding the right fit for each candidate. She manages the Leasing Department and encourages her team to strive for excellence. Kathy’s exceptional customer service and leasing skills enabled her to be nominated for 2007 Leasing Consultant of the Year for the Greater Excellence in Management and Maintenance Awards.
Michael Brown: Director of Maintenance
Michael Brown has been an integral part of the SPM maintenance crew for nine years and has been managing the maintenance operation for all SPM Properties for the past three years. Michael possess extensive knowledge in the mechanical, technical, and quality control aspects required in providing top-notch residential and commercial property maintenance and preservation to all SPM Properties. Michael holds numerous certifications and his various trainings have provided him with the ability to understand all aspects of plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC systems, carpentry and small/large appliance repair. His work experience through the years enables him to address maintenance issues with appropriate urgency while stressing to his staff the importance of providing quality maintenance work and repairs in timely but cost-efficient manner. Michael has an outstanding working relationship with current SPM clients and they value his ability to provide them with insightful information and recommendations on property site inspections. Michael has the ability to assess the physical condition of a property and provide a physical needs assessment report to SPM clients. Michael’s proactive mindset is not just appreciated not only by owners of the properties SPM manages but also the residential and commercial tenants.
Andrew Camera: Assistant Director of Operations & Portfolio Manager
Andrew Camera began his property management career in April of 2010 with SPM Properties and has since become the Assistant Director of Operations and a seasoned Portfolio Manager. He was the recipient of the 2012 CAA Regional Portfolio Manager of the Year Award. Along with his expertise in residential management, Andrew oversees many commercial properties in his portfolio, consisting of offices, retail, and industrial real estate. Andrew engages in ongoing education and stays current with all the new real estate and rental laws by attending rental and property management classes and seminars. Andrew is professional, responsive, and he manages each owner's property as if it were his own. It is his goal to maximize the earning potential of every investment property, while providing exceptional service. Andrew earned a B.A in Business Administration from The University of San Diego.
Cathy Kurtz: Accounts Receivable
Cathy joined SPM Properties in 2010 with over 10 years of experience from different areas of the real estate field, including 3 ½ years in Property Management & Leasing.
As part of the finance team, Cathy handles all incoming payments & leases for both our residential and commercial tenants. With her extreme attention to detail and commitment to the highest standards of work, Cathy has become a valuable asset to SPM Properties.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Hawai’i.
Amanda Korman: Accounts Payable
Amanda has been a valued employee of SPM Properties, Inc since 2005. Starting out as a receptionist, she came to SPM with a strong accounting background and a desire to learn about the property management industry. She promptly learned about the intricacies of the business and requested more responsibilities. Thanks to her dedication, performance, and professionalism, she has been promoted several times within SPM and is now an essential part of our Finance Team, handling all of the Accounts Payables.
Amanda is committed to making sure that the accounts payable functions run smoothly and aspires to make accurate & timely payments to all accounts. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her Rottweiler’s.