real estate and property management consultants

Dear clients, prospective clients, and colleagues:


After nearly 40 years of providing consulting services to Berkeley property owners, Michael St. John has retired and St. John & Associates has closed.


If you are in need of real estate consulting services, we recommend that you contact our colleague Andrew Fingado, an associate at St. John & Associates LLC since 2019, who will continue to consult clients through his property management company, Hillside Property Management.


Andrew can be reached by email at or by phone at 510-240-8273.


Andrew is a licensed real estate broker, property manager, and landlord. He has broad experience helping clients with property management issues including various aspects of Berkeley housing regulation. Andrew’s specialties include Berkeley rent control, tenant/landlord issues, property management, and real estate investment strategy.


Assistance with property management questions is also available through membership in the Berkeley Property Owners Association (BPOA). Krista Gulbransen, the executive director, can be reached at 510-525-3666 and The website address is


Thank you,


Michael St. John