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About Advanced Property Management

San Francisco Bay Area Team

(866) 946-0800

Sacramento Team

(916) 386-8580 x 82

Commitment, Reliability, Follow-Through

More than words on a page, these reflect who we are and what we believe in. For us, relationships with our clients are long term and they serve a shared vision of the future. And our commitment to their success drives business innovation that delivers a shared competitive advantage.

Established in 1986 to provide premier management services to residential and commercial owners associations and commercial real estate owners in Northern California, Advanced Property Management (APM) is one of the privately held property management companies with offices in Pleasant Hill and Sacramento, California.

APM is dedicated to a select clientele for whom we provide exceptional management services.

Our principals work directly with association boards and property owners and are committed to a high level of service and consultation based in sound financial practice and process efficiency.

​We have been recognized for our ability to work proactively and creatively with municipalities and other organizations to develop groundbreaking, innovative solutions that save money and serve the greater good.

​Prompt, professional response, attention to detail, and quality service are our hallmarks. Our goal in every property we serve is to establish and maintain our reputation as the very best in the industry.

The fact is, property management is complex and cyclical. With APM on board, our customers have an advocate in their corner with the experience, competence and best practices to see them through the best and the most challenging of times. (And they tell us they worry less and enjoy life more as a result.)

From sound financials, to professional communications and management, to creative problem solving with cities and other agencies, we bring to the work a passion for excellence and innovation and a desire to serve the greater good.

We want to help you fulfill your vision.
When we sit down to talk, you can know that we’ll be listening.

Meet Our Team


Jay Spangenberg

Community Association Manager since 1986. Additional experience includes Chief Financial Officer of Bedford Property Investors (NYSE REIT), Project Manager with Kemper Real Estate Management Company, Assistant Treasurer of Bedford Properties and Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for Bank of America.


California Associations Institute (CAI)
CACM-Certified Community Association Manager

B.Sc., University of California at Berkeley, CA
Haas School of Business
Emphasis in Real Estate and Finance

Bob Breitenstein

Community Association Manager since 2004. Additional experience includes over 30 years in project management, commercial property management, CFO and CEO positions in domestic corporations.



CACM‐Certified Community Association Manager

University of Oregon, School of Architecture

Marco Babich

Community Association Manager since 1996 and Property Manager since 1989. Additional experience includes General Manager of Sheffield LTD., a multimillion-dollar real estate asset and property management company, Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer for Bank of California and Commerce Security Bank.


California Associations Institute (CAI)

B.Sc., University of California at Berkeley, CA
Haas School of Business
Emphasis in Real Estate and Finance

Johnathan Kaufman

Community association management and special project management since 2015. Previous experience primarily includes over 10 years in the technical and marketing sector, with the previous four years as Division Manager of a national marketing firm. Experience with project management, portfolio marketing/branding, regulatory compliance, conflict resolution, and customer service.


CACM-Certified Community Association Manager

AAS degree in Computer Networking
Candidate for a BA in Information Technology

Chris Waage

CACM-Certified Community Association Manager and special project management since 2017. Previous experience includes 10+ years of government administration with the Town of Danville and City of San Ramon with a focus on community development and delivery of high-quality services. Additional extensive experience in business operations and operational logistics with 6 years as division director for a national educational service provider.


CACM-Certified Community Association Manager

BA, Leisure and Hospitality Management, CSUEB

The APM Support Team

Jinjer Bowden

Community association management liaison since 2004. Previous experience includes administration, project management and accounting in the areas of law and human resources for 15+ years. CACM-Certified Community Association Manager

Gayle Bu

Property management administration and communications since 2002. Previous experience includes administration and project management in the areas of retail, advertising and law enforcement for 13+ years.

TaVee Lee

Property management communications support since 2011. Previous experience includes a decade in retail purchasing and management as well as many years of project management with freelance design and communications support for a wide range of clients, events and the visual arts.

Dawn Friesen

Property management customer service liaison since 2013. Previous experience includes working for 25+ years as a licensed customer service representative in the insurance industry (both personal and commercial insurance).

Shawna Roehrs

Special project management since 2013. Previous experience includes 9 years of project management, bookkeeping, administrative and customer support.

Accounting Oversight

Denise Babich


Community association accounting since 1992. Additional experience includes Auditor for Deloitte and Touche, Loan Servicing for Commerce Security Bank.

B.Sc., University of California at Berkeley, CA
Haas School of Business
Emphasis in Accounting and Finance

What our clients say…

“Advanced Property Management is by far the most professional, courteous and knowledgeable team with a work ethic beyond what is expected of a management company: they truly care… I want to thank Jay Spangenberg and the APM team for providing professional guidance, tireless support, and quality of service.”

– Robert Abbott | President, Cresthill HOA

“Advanced Property Management has served our community for more than 26 years as an effective property management company and as a partner of the HOA Board of Directors… And it’s APM’s creative vision that has contributed significantly to enhancing our community, thereby ensuring its collective and individual property values for today and tomorrow.”

– Deborah Nordstrom | Secretary, Hidden Lakes Duets Home Association

No matter what comes their way, the APM team is professional, polite, positive (wow!) helpful, and oh so responsive… Having been with Skywest for the past 16 years, I can with confidence tell you that the APM team is the best I have worked with. I am always confident they will take care of things and I’m always pleased to have them represent my needs.

-Stephanie S. | Homeowner, Skywest Homeowners Association





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General questions?


(866) 946-0800

Advanced Property Management

P.O. Box 23743
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


(916) 386-8580 x82

Advanced Property Management

P.O. Box 97
Davis, CA 95617-0097