A Realtor and Designer at heart, Erika understands that the secret to obtaining top dollar is not only great market strategy, but also the emotional draw of a home's creative design. In her role as Director of Cush Design, Erika leads our in-house design team which oversees roof to foundation assessments of our listings and reimagines our homes to be best in class when coming to market.
With 100+ renovation projects completed for Cush Real Estate sellers and home buyers to date – from small scale aesthetic projects that freshen the look of a home to full-scale kitchen and bath renovations – Erika’s keen eye, sharp pencil and genuine passion uniquely qualify her to deliver unparalleled results that keep a seller’s needs and financial goals at the forefront.
Straight-shooting and cool under pressure, Erika takes pride in providing top-notch, one-on-one customer service while managing multiple teams under tight timelines. She never rests until a job is done to her uncompromising standards, delivering the true “Cush” experience for every client, every time.
Erika is a Bay Area native who first moved to Crocker Highlands in 2000 when she fell in love with the area and returned 10 years later to buy her first home. When she is not working hard to help her clients achieve their goals, Erika enjoys salsa dancing, skiing, wake-surfing, and travel. Her favorite activity here in Oakland? Culinary walking tours with her 3 hungry boys…where else can you enjoy banh mi, tacos, and sushi all in one block!
Erika earned her bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After a successful career in Public Affairs for national non-profits, she finally gave into her love of home design and open houses and has never looked back! She is fluent in Spanish and currently resides in Piedmont, CA.