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Adding and Legalizing Accessory Dwelling Units


Aug 3, 2020 11:41 AM

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Steven Edrington, CCIM, CPM
President @Edrington and Associates
Steve Edrington is a Certified Property Manager, Certified Commercial Investment Member, Residential Building Code Inspector, and has over 25 years’ experience as a broker, investor, and developer. His company, Edrington & Associates, specializes in accessory dwelling units (ADUs), code enforcement issues, condo conversions, and rent increases as well as providing expert witness testimony for landlord/tenant disputes. Steve has managed over 50 rehabs of single-family homes, condos, and apartment units with extensive experience in condo conversions and accessory dwelling units. He is the former President and Executive Director of the East Bay Rental Housing Association.
Charles Alfonzo, Esq.
Partner @Burnham Brown
Charles has over 20 years' experience in state and federal civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate, environmental toxic torts, premises liability, construction defect, and product liability. He provides real estate advice, counsel, and litigation for both commercial and residential property including transactional matters (leasing, sale and purchase, due diligence, disclosures), title disputes, unlawful and forcible detainer, wrongful eviction, rent and eviction controls, easements, border-line disputes, habitability, and general premises liability. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, Alameda County Bar Association, East Bay Rental Housing Association, and Western Manufactured Housing Association.
Mark Smith, CASp and Philip Barthman
Architect and Sr. Building Inspector @ADApt Dwellings / Edrington and Associates
Mark Smith is a Certified Access Specialist and Architect with ADApt Dwellings, Inc. specializing in ADU architectural design. He has over 30 years of experience in architecture and construction management and has been designing ADUs in the Bay Area since the 1980s. He is an expert in disability access and spent over 15 years with the California Division of State Architect. Mark holds a Masters in Architecture from UC Berkeley and teaches classes on the California Building Code through Contractors State License Schools. Philip has over 20 years of experience as an Alameda County Building Inspector and over 35 years as an electrician. He brings extensive experience in inspection of residential, commercial, and industrial projects to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and specifications. He specializes in evaluating illegal units, unsafe dwellings, and conversions of habitable and non-habitable spaces to provide property owners with guidelines for compliance.