About us


For more than 40 years, CWP Property Management, Inc. has been serving the needs of renters and property owners. We are committed to helping the Bay Area renter make a clean and comfortable home in the properties we manage, and we provide comprehensive property management services to real estate owners and investors.
Reliability, integrity and experience are the cornerstones of our company and managing property is our only business. What started as a complimentary service to real estate buyers has now become our primary goal: To provide superior expertise in the marketing, renting and maintaining of residential and commercial income property.We currently manage hundreds of units and have a complete staff of office personnel and a list of handymen and tradesmen on call. Our rental office is conveniently located in the heart of the East Bay Area with both English and Spanish speaking personnel. As members of the California Apartment Association (CAA), the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and the Rental Housing Owners (RHO) Association of Alameda County, our goal is to stay up to date on all ordinances, laws, legislation and market trends affecting the rental housing industry.By offering friendly, efficient, personalized service, our company has grown through its reputation and recommendations from satisfied property owners and renters.MISSION: To provide our clients, owners and tenants alike, with the highest degree of professionalism, in the management of their properties.


Karen Bergendahl
President and Property Manager

In 1980, Karen Bergendahl became a licensed California Real Estate Agent, in conjunction with the brokerage firm of Cornelius, Wehrman and Pethan, Inc.  In 1981, Karen accepted an invitation from the firm to become part of CWP Property Management, Inc, which had been recently formed to accommodate and service the many investor clients of Cornelius, Wehrman and Pethan.  Within two years, Karen Bergendahl had become President and CEO of CWP.

Through Karen’s work ethic and hands-on approach, CWP quickly grew to become a recognized leader in San Francisco East Bay property management, with well over one thousand properties currently under management.  Karen has been an active member in  State and local property management organizations and she has been involved in creating legislation affecting the industry. Her advice is regularly sought from other property management groups and individual property managers.

Single family and multi-unit residential properties are Ms. Bergendahl’s specialties; but CWP has evolved to accommodate the many owners of commercial and industrial properties,  who now also receive and appreciate the high level of professionalism being offered.

Karen is married, with twin adult children and resides locally in Castro Valley.  Her stated long term goal for CWP is, ” to continue meeting the long term challenges of the ever changing real estate management market, while providing the highest level of service to our clients”.