Company History Associates West Real Estate Seattle, Inc.

Associates West Real Estate Seattle, Inc. was founded by current owner and President, John L. Wunder in 1979. He and three other licensed real estate professionals left another brokerage to start Associates West, a firm that would specialize in commercial & investment sales and leasing.

In the mid-1980’s, John’s property sales to investors had reached a point where many of his clients requested extended service in the form of ongoing property management. Consequently, in early 1989, John hired Karen O’Brien to perform full time property management and administrative duties for Associates West.

As business increased, various other staff members have been added to assist with the property management duties and in 1997, Marion Bereiter joined the staff. Karen and Marion remain as the two full time property managers for Associates West Real Estate Seattle and in the fall of 2017, an additional association manager Chris Brooks joined our team.

In 1998 John Wunder sold his interest in the company now known as The Prudential Northwest Realty and he and his brother Rob Wunder (a real estate appraiser) purchased a condominium office space in the Granada Condominium. At the same time, a long time Associates West client developed one of his properties into a condominium. These two events resulted in Associates West broadening its management services to include condominium homeowner associations.

Presently, Marion Bereiter is responsible for all rental/lease property management while Chris Brooks and Karen O’Brien handle association management (HOA & COA) responsibilities. Each team member is fully capable of filling in and overlapping for each other when necessary.

Associates West Real Estate Seattle, Inc. is a licensed real estate brokerage in the State of Washington, with John, Chris, Karen and Marion all maintaining their respective Designated and Associate Broker licenses and therefore subject to random audits with the State Department of Licensing.

The philosophy of Associates West Real Estate Seattle is to provide professional, personalized service to a select number of clients, with its primary focus in the West Seattle community.

Real Property Management Seattle


Over the past several decades, we have opened many doors and forged connections to become one of the best real property management Seattle services for residential, commercial and retail owners that for any of a number of reasons are unable or may not have the time to deal directly with prospects and tenants.

Hiring us as has many advantages, and may be a good decision for your business if you:

  • Have a significant number of rental units
  • Own strictly as an investment and are not interested in the hands-on challenges
  • Have only limited time and prefer to use it for growing your business
  • Have become engulfed in management tasks

As experienced marketers, we have the capabilities to fill vacancies quickly.  As skilled professionals, we have the expertise to provide the highest level of service with a maximum return on your investment.

Call Associates West Real Estate Seattle if you are ready to save time and money by using our services for both long and short term.

Rental Management Company Seattle


With our years of experience as a rental property management company, we are your premier choice for income properties including:

  • Single-family homes
  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes
  • Apartment communities
  • Commercial and retail
  • Homeowner’s Associations

We understand the demands of working with a portfolio of multiple properties, or even the stress of a homeowner.  Our strategy is designed to meet all of those needs, from marketing and advertising, and tenant screening to handling monthly financials and generating detailed reports. 

We handle every aspect to ensure you are receiving the best possible service. Not only do we assist with tenant placement, but we use our marketing network to draw in qualified tenants seeking quality rental units.

If you are searching for full-service administration by professionals that handle your investment property like a business that never loses sight of the bottom line, call us today!

Seattle Real Estate Management


We know how to help you get the most out of your investment. When we care for your property we do so much more than watch over it:

  • Provide professional full-service administration
  • Help you protect your investment
  • Minimize your costs
  • Maximize revenue

We act in your best interest to maintain it, keep it occupied with high-quality tenants, collect the rents, maintain the records, and budget for improvements.

In maximizing your return on investment, we provide efficient performance in marketing and financial, administration and risk management, tenant and occupancy, and physical management of the facility.

Call Associates West Real Estate Seattle to rely on a team that can simplify it all in one cost-effective program!  206-938-5633