real estate and property management consultants

Welcome to the ST. JOHN & ASSOCIATES (SJA) website. You will find here information about SJA services, Michael's articles on property management and housing regulation, links to related websites for resources, and other information about St. John & Associates and housing regulation.


Our services fall into several distinct categories:


  • Property Management Consulting for Berkeley property owners: rent control, tenants-in-common ownership, zoning applications, and condominium conversions.

  • Economic Analysis focused on housing regulations with an emphasis on mobile home parks and expert witness services in lawsuits involving fair return on investment.

  • Community and Economic Development projects on the North Coast - current focus: Caspar, California.


In a regulatory environment that is comprehensive, ever-changing, and strongly pro-tenant, it is our mission to provide knowledgeable, principled consultation and representation to property owners and managers in Berkeley and, in the mobile home context, throughout California. At the same time, as an economist, Michael St. John, Ph.D. works to clarify the underlying economic issues and, through advocacy and expert witness testimony, to influence public policy in ways that reduce the imbalance inherent in most rent control ordinances.















St. John & Associates


2115 West Street

Berkeley, CA 94702-1947


Fax 510.845.1813



P.O. Box 338

Mendocino, CA 95460