About RPA

Real Property Associates (RPA) a professional property management company located in Seattle, Washington. We provide both multifamily and commercial real estate owners and investors with comprehensive property management services.

Owned and operated by Gordon Stephenson and Jay Young, the same team that founded the company in 1991, Real Property Associates offers an unbeatable blend of knowledge, experience and commitment – both to the community it serves and to a vision of excellent service and innovative solutions.

We specialize in serving the needs of the small to mid-size investor or homeowner in the Greater Seattle, Bellevue and Everett areas.

Our property management department currently manages over 1,250 residential and commercial rental units which represent a market value of over $200 million.

Our number one commitment is to be the best when it comes to your investment. You worked hard to obtain it and we will work hard to maximize the potential of that property.


RPA employees acknowledge our individual responsibility to ensure our collective success by practicing and promoting the highest ethical standards. We shall consistently treat all our relationships with our owners, tenants, vendors and the community with honesty, dignity, fairness and respect.


RPA employees are responsive to change and are capable of flexible styles to meet diversity of our owners, tenants, staff, and vendors. We understand that our commitment is to the customers and our owners and therefore agree to participate in any function that improves the quality of life, workplace and relationships for the betterment of all.


RPA employees understand the power of commitment and behaviors that exemplify reliability and trust of our owners, tenants and vendors. We are committed to the mission and can be relied upon to go above and beyond to ensure success.


RPA employees are energetic and ambitious. We encourage and empower our employees to initiate action to meet our goals, with an understanding that we will expand upon them when necessary, in a manner that conforms to the basic guidelines and principles established throughout our training.


RPA employees are imaginative and creative when dealing with all situations. We respond to each challenge using all tools available to ensure both internal and external customer satisfaction. We seek to innovate and improve customer experiences while at the same time, ensuring a long term profitable solution for RPA.

Spirit of Service

RPA employees are empowered to build strong service relationships with everyone they encounter while carrying out their duties. We understand that service is as much a state of mind as it is an intangible product. We agree to expand our personal service capabilities whenever the need arises. We agree to be proactive in identifying potential service issues as well as participating in the solutions.

Our Core Values

  • Be Positive
  • Work Together, Grow Together
  • Share Knowledge
  • Do More With Less
  • Laugh
  • Be Committed To Go Beyond
  • Be Open
  • Ideas Come From Everywhere
  • Always Learn, Always Grow
  • Take A Risk