Lingsch Realty

Lingsch Realty was the winner of the San Francisco Apartment Associations 2014 Property Management Firm of the Year!

Since 1952, Lingsch Realty has built a reputation for integrity, honesty and understanding. This means keeping a finger on everything that affects the San Francisco real estate market from the economy to new legislation, and from the diversity and constant transformation of San Francisco neighborhoods to dynamic property values.


Natalie M. Drees, President

Natalie M. Drees (DRE# 01363493), a licensed California Real Estate Broker and California Certified Residential Manager, has been managing San Francisco Properties since 2002 and won the San Francisco Apartment Association’s Property Manager of the Year in 2012 and lead Lingsch Realty to win Management Company of the Year in 2014.

She prides herself on maximizing her clients’ investment potential, while maintaining positive landlord/tenant relationships.

Natalie enjoys the challenge of creating a balance between monetary returns and tenant happiness, and creatively developing solutions that satisfy all parties involved.

It is Natalie’s goal to always meet or exceed her clients’ expectations through constant communication, prompt correspondence and excellent negotiation skills.

Natalie currently manages over 100 units in San Francisco and the northern Peninsula, and  assists numerous other landlords with leasing their vacant properties, as well as special projects including rent increases, Rent Board Petitions and maintenance requests.

Natalie is experienced with:
  • San Francisco Rent Board including Passthroughs, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation
  • Assisting clients’ preparation for Small Claims Court
  • Assisting clients’ attorneys to prepare for litigation
  • San Francisco Health and Building Inspectors
Natalie is a member of the following trade organizations:

Alexis Romero, Tenant Relations Coordinator

Alexis Romero graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a complimentary study in Philosophy. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and is passionate about exploring and learning.

Alexis prides herself in the strong connections she makes and keeps with her clients, and will do what she can in order to ensure expectations are not only met, but exceeded. She has a strong professional background in client relations, retail and ecommerce.  

She is a winner of the San Francisco Apartment Association’s Shooting Star Award 2020 for her expertise in navigating tenant relations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Edwin F. Lingsch, Founder

b. 1913 – d. 2011

A San Francisco native, Edwin F. Lingsch founded Lingsch Realty in 1952 with the purpose of providing quality real estate services to the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 2009, Mr. Lingsch retired, leaving his grandaughter, Natalie Drees, to continue the family tradition of providing excellent customer service to San Francisco property owners.

Though Ed Lingsch, our founder, is gone, his legacy lives on and he continues to help real estate investors. Lingsch vs. Savage set a legal precedent in real estate law. It determined that the seller and seller’s agent have a duty to disclose facts which affect the property’s value or desirability when such facts are not known to, or within the reach of the diligent attention and observation of the buyer.