Our Team

Steaven K. Jones, Chairman and Founder

Since founding SJDC in 1965, Steaven has developed over one hundred commercial properties, primarily in Southern California. He pioneered the concept of an automotive care mall in 1975 and was one of the first to develop creative office space in 1990. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Steaven is an active philanthropist in the Los Angeles area. He currently serves as a Trustee of St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on the Board of OPCC, an agency providing shelter and services for the homeless.

Phone: 310-826-3600 x11

Email: SKJones@SJDCInc.com


Lawry J. Meister, President and CEO

Lawry has been with SJDC since 1990, during which time she has developed or redeveloped nineteen projects for the company. She is also President of Creative Office Properties, a real estate development company she founded in 2012. Lawry has a B.A. from Wellesley College and an MBA from Harvard University. She is an independent trustee for Causeway Capital, an investment management firm specializing in international mutual funds. Lawry is involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations, such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, and is a Trustee of Wellesley College.

Phone: 310-826-3600 x15

Email: LMeister@SJDCInc.com


Doug Lambeck, Director of Property Management

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Phone: 310-826-3600 x 10

Email: DLambeck@SJDCInc.com


Barry Abrahams, Controller

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Phone: 310-826-3600 x12

Email: BAbrahams@SJDCInc.com


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Phone: 310-826-3600 x 13

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Hope Dunn, Office Manager/Asst. Property Manager

Hope comes to SJDC with over 15 years of office management experience.  She is a graduate of Westwood College of Technology, where she studied Systems Security, and West LA College, where she majored in Accounting. She has managed a small office that built new homes and a large office that published a bi-weekly magazine, all while raising three wonderful children. She enjoys singing with the praise and worship team and choir at New Covenant Worship Center, playing softball and traveling with her children and grandchildren.

Phone: 310-826-3600 x14

Email: HDunn@SJDCInc.com


Maria Karmalyuk, Project Manager

Maria comes to SJDC with extensive experience in the California real estate market, with the emphasis on commercial and luxury retail properties, secondary mortgage banking expertise and great skills in the construction management trade. She holds an MBA in Finance from USF, McLaren School of Business.  In her free time she enjoys gourmet cooking, reading and sightseeing.

Phone: 310-826-3600 x 16

Email: mkarmalyuk@sjdcinc.com


Barrett Meister, Leasing Agent

Barrett Meister grew up on the Westside of Los Angeles, attended high school at Harvard-Westlake, and moved on to major in Economics and double minor in Biology and Art History at Hamilton College in upstate New York. During college Barrett developed a strong background in Commercial Real Estate after interning for LA Realty Partners in 2012 and CBRE-NE in Boston in 2013. After graduation in 2014, Barrett moved to New York City to work for Marcus & Millichap as an investment sales broker specializing in office condos/co-ops. During this time, he took additional classes to develop his Real Estate Financial Analysis skills and soon after moving back to LA, secured a role with JLL, analyzing proposals for lease and purchase and servicing the LA area’s 74 brokers. Barrett enjoys anything competitive: playing lacrosse, golf, and paddle tennis, long walks on the beach, staying current with all scientific discoveries, and re-exploring his hometown of Los Angeles.

Phone: 310-826-3600 x 19

Email: BMeister@SJDCInc.com