Steve Edwards, President
Shari Dorenkamp, Vice President
Andrea Sessions, Vice President
Steve Edwards is a veteran of the commercial real estate industry and is a regionally recognized and respected top producer. His portfolio includes over 125 big and mid-size retail box transactions. These transactions were completed as the tenant’s representative throughout Northern California, Central California and Northern Nevada; inclusive of the San Francisco Bay Area and Coastal regions.
During his college career, Steve worked as a real estate intern. Upon graduating from Sacramento State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, he entered the real estate industry full time.
Steve Edwards brings unparalleled achievement and expertise to his clients, having earned top recognition as the Broker of the Year twice and Retail Broker of the Year five times from the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) for the Greater Capitol Region, before retiring from the event in 2006. Steve has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers for over 25 years.
Steve continues to deliver exceptional service to his retail clients at his newly formed company, The Edwards Company Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc.
With 25 years of experience in the industry, Shari’s focus is on regional and local retail tenant representation. Shari is committed to strategically assisting retail tenants in the management of their real estate portfolios in regards to new site acquisition, relocations, renewals and renegotiations. Her professional perseverance and work ethic drive her to succeed on behalf of her clients.
Shari’s tenacity showed through early on when she relocated from Missouri to California to attend Santa Clara University. She graduated in March 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Upon graduating, Shari worked in the San Francisco Bay Area as a real estate broker for a local Bay Area brokerage company specializing in retail commercial real estate.
After spending four years working as a broker in the Bay Area, one of Shari’s existing clients went public and asked her to join their team to create a nationwide, franchise driven, site selection program. Mid 1992, Shari accepted the challenge and moved to Sacramento to work with the management team at Java Centrale. For the next ten years Shari worked in-house with Java Centrale, Chief Auto Parts and Lucy’s Laundrymart, a Los Angeles based, laundrymat/convenience store concept. Working in house she handled all aspects of the real estate site selection process.
In March 2002, Shari joined Steve Edwards as a member of The Edwards Team. Her expertise in the retail commercial real estate industry is a perfect fit with Steve’s skill set and client portfolio. She has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers since 1989 and holds active broker’s licenses in the states of California and Nevada. Shari is a seasoned professional whose expertise has helped retailers increase profitability through successful real estate transactions.
Andrea Sessions began her commercial real estate career during college in 2003 as an intern with Grubb & Ellis and has since gained extensive knowledge and experience working in different facets of the real estate industry over the past ten years. She most recently spent three years working on the Gallelli retail team at Voit Real Estate Services specializing in retail landlord and tenant representation throughout the greater Sacramento region for clients such as Donahue Schriber, Stockbridge, CIII Asset Management, Noodles & Company and Blaze Pizza.
Andrea graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with a degree in Sociology and graduated from CSUS in 2012 with her MBA in Urban Land Development. Andrea is originally from Portland, Oregon, but is a long time resident of Sacramento with extensive knowledge of the Sacramento’s growth over the years. She’s an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and participates in ICSC’s Next Generation Program.
In June of 2014, Andrea joined the Edwards Company as a seasoned broker to further her commercial real estate career with highly respected veterans in the industry. Andrea’s enthusiasm for this business, tenacity and commitment to always exceeding client’s expectations align perfectly with the principles and goals of The Edwards Company.
The Edwards Company
301 University Avenue, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95825