Serving All of San Leandro
With its prime location between the San Francisco Bay and Anthony Chabot Regional Park, the San Leandro neighborhood always offers outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for fun nature retreats. Direct access to the Tony Lema Golf Course and Metropolitan Golf Links adds to the potential for outdoor fun without leaving the 94577 region. In addition to its outdoor recreational opportunities, this area boasts a smart combination of business centers and retail locations, creating an all-inclusive community space.
If you own commercial or residential rentals across the San Leandro region, allow our team at Utopia Management to help you net great returns on your investments. While under our care, your properties will exceed your performance expectations at every turn. With our custom services, you will receive help with:
Marketing Campaigns: Our effective marketing campaigns allow us to fill your vacant rentals with ideal tenants within just 30 days’ time. We utilize high-tech and traditional advertising methods to attract interest in your rentals as quickly as possible. Our onsite events allow prospective tenants to envision themselves in your commercial and residential rentals before filling out our rental application.
Tenant Screening: Our team thoroughly screens every applicant to find tenants who pose a low risk of late payments, evictions and other potentially costly issues. We look at income, rental history and background info for each applicant to identify the best match for each of your properties. Our team immediately rules out applicants who do not meet our strict eligibility requirements. Our efforts allow you to net great revenues from your rentals each and every month.
Management Services: Our comprehensive management services help tenants feel satisfied with their rental properties for the long term. We handle every phase of the management process, from collecting monthly rent payments to resolving emergency repair requests. Our team always dispatches our licensed (Lic. #792427) repair pros to handle routine maintenance and timely repairs. We strive to help tenants feel comfortable renewing their lease contract year after year.
At Utopia Management, we utilize over two decades of experience to care for your rentals and serve your tenants’ needs. Allow us to help you achieve great success while navigating the 94577 rental market and beyond.
ATTRACT TENANTS WITH PROPERTY MARKETING
Finding excellent tenants starts with making sure your property is visible and attractive. We install professional signage, create quality listings, describing your property thoroughly, and take beautiful photographs that showcase your properties highlights. We then list your property on all of the highly trafficked rental websites, including utopiamanagement.com. Our dominant position in the marketing place and years managing rental properties has allowed us to develop a sizable referral database. This positive reputation for being fair and responsive means many potential renters check with us first to find their rental home. We are able to consistently rent properties priced at current rates to qualified tenants. Our responsive property managers complete the marketing optimization by being available and knowledgeable, with phones and emails always answered swiftly.
- Advertising on most popular rental websites
- Quality listings including photos and video
- Showings 7 days a week by appointment
- Utopia referral base increases visibility beyond competition
Apartment Management Services
Owning an apartment complex brings a unique set of challenges. Utopia has spent years developing skills and systems to make your investment as profitable as possible. We manage apartment communities of all sizes, providing quality management services to suit the diverse needs of each apartment community. We provide comprehensive rental management, including scheduled property maintenance and rent-ready repairs, online rent collection, marketing and attracting quality tenants, lease execution, rent setting, and tenant retention programs. Our responsive managers help tenants feel welcomed and appreciated. Our experience leads to decreased vacancy rates and increased ROI. And our expertise and professionalism translates to profitable and headache-free investments for our clients. For an affordable quote and to discuss your needs, contact Utopia today.
- Online rent collection and direct deposit
- Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
- High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
- Tenant retention strategies
- Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
- 24-7 emergency response
- Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
Commercial Property Management
When it comes to commercial property investments, Utopia’s property managers are professional and think like entrepreneurs. Investors have trusted Utopia for years for all types of commercial property: medical buildings, industrial and office complexes, mixed use, and retail storefronts. We offer extremely competitive management fees, customized to the size and complexity of your property and portfolio.
- Comprehensive Management Services: building maintenance, marketing to target audience, lease administration, inspections, evictions and collections
- Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
- Tenant Retention Programs
- Vendor Management
- Contract Administration
- REO Management and Disposition
- CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
- Customized Asset Management Strategies
HOMES & CONDOS: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Utopia represents a large network of single family homes of all sizes and values. Our residential professional management services both attract and keep tenants happy while keeping owners expenses and vacancy rates down. Our goal is to free you from the day-to-day management tasks, from showing properties to collecting rent in our online portal, while maximizing your ROI.
With 25 years experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands. Our years in the industry mean we’ve seen it all, and developed smart systems to screen tenants, manage expenses, communicate with tenants, and maintain properties efficiently. We understand local law and legal aspects of rental management so we shield our owners from unnecessary liabilities.
For residential properties, we offer a competitive management fee, which is one of the lowest in the industry. Unlike some competitors, we do not add on hidden charges or leasing or set-up fees.
THOROUGH TENANT SCREENING AND LESS THAN 1% EVICTION RATE
Placing the right tenant is the single most important step in rental management. Our applicant screening includes income, rental history, employment, and eviction search to evaluate for potential delinquency issues. We verify identification, social security cards and pay stubs, along with contacting prior landlords for recommendations, keeping the delinquency rate to a minimum. Our thorough screening process for potential tenants has consistently kept our eviction rate at less than one percent.
Utopia also provides our owners with the optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program” for further peace of mind. As a management company, we have many procedures in place to assist in the elimination of potential liabilities.
- Exceptional property protection options for owners.
- Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
- Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.
Quality Maintenance & Repairs
Maintaining your rental property, as well as being available to deal with emergency repairs, can be a source of frustration for landlords. At Utopia, we have a staff of in-house technicians available for most work, under general contractors license (#792427), meaning we can complete work as quickly as possible and pass the savings on to our clients. When necessary, we also have a network of trusted vendors for specialized work, some of which we have been using for over fifteen years. This relationship translates to purchasing power to help Utopia’s clients get a better than market price.
- Maintenance & Rent Ready Repairs
- Technicians on Staff or Preferred Vendors
- 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
- Move-in and Move-out Inspections
- Licensed and Insured Vendors
All Financials Tracked & Reported
Managing both expenses and income is all handled by our accounting department with use of your owner web portal. Tenants appreciate the ability to pay rent online, which also decreases delinquency. All expenses and receipts are tracked online and available to you at any time. A monthly statement includes all financial activity and copies of the bills we paid on your behalf. Your December statement has all of your annual figures for tax purposes. If you ever have questions regarding your statement, you can contact one of our helpful accounting staff members.
- Custom Web Portal
- Accounting staff make financial management easy
- Rent and security deposit collection online
- Bills and year end figures available any time
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is San Leandro located?
San Leandro, which translates to "St. Leander" in Spanish, is a city in the U.S. state of California's Alameda County. It is situated in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay, halfway between Ashland, Castro Valley, and Hayward to the southeast and Oakland to the northwest. In San Leandro, the Hayward Fault trace runs beneath Foothill Boulevard.
How is the economy in San Leandro?
Food production has long played a significant role in San Leandro's economy, which is home to numerous global brands, including JanSport, The North Face, Ghirardelli, and others. Aside from Lucky's flagship store, the city is home to five more significant shopping areas. The goal of San Leandro, which was led by Mayor Stephen H. Cassidy, was to become a center of innovation that drew tech companies and creatives. The city's expansion has been aided by projects like the Zero Net Energy Center, an energy-efficient training center, and Lit San Leandro, a high-speed fiber optic broadband network. Major employers in the region include the San Leandro Unified School District, the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Ghirardelli Chocolate, and OSIsoft LLC.
What are the schools in San Leandro?
San Leandro is served by two school districts: San Lorenzo Unified School District covers parts of Washington Manor, while San Leandro Unified School District covers most of San Leandro and a small part of Oakland. The San Leandro Unified School District is governed by a board consisting of seven members. The city once had three high schools: San Leandro High School, Pacific High School, and Marina High School. However, declining enrollment in the late 20th century led to the closure of Pacific and Marina High Schools. San Leandro High School, now the only comprehensive high school, offers various academic programs and is recognized for its Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Additionally, James Madison Elementary was selected as a 2018 California Distinguished School.
How is the transportation in San Leandro?
Interstates 880, 580, and 238 are just a few of the freeways that connect San Leandro to other regions of the Bay Area. Major roads like East 14th Street and Davis Street provide access to downtown. San Leandro LINKS offers a free bus shuttle service, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has stations at San Leandro and Bayfair, and AC Transit offers local bus service. Additionally, there are specialized services like East Bay Paratransit for people with impairments and Flex Shuttle for elderly.
What are some notable parks in San Leandro?
For residents and visitors to enjoy, San Leandro has a number of noteworthy parks and recreational spaces. As a component of the San Leandro Shoreline Recreation Area, the San Leandro Marina offers group picnic areas, paths, and docking facilities. The Department of Recreation and Human Services is in charge of the Marina Community Center, the San Leandro Senior Community Center, and the San Leandro Family Aquatic Center. The city also maintains 16 more parks that are open to everyone. A well-liked location for camping, hiking, and fishing is Lake Chabot Regional Park, which is close to the city. The Children's Memorial Grove, which includes an oak grove and stone circle honoring children who died as a result of violence in Alameda County, is also located in Castro Valley's Fairmont Ridge Staging Area.
San Leandro is a suburban city in the Bay Area. Part of Alameda County, it’s located south of Oakland and north of Ashland. A coastal city, it sits on San Francisco Bay.
Population is around 90,000, with a racially diverse population. Geographically, the relatively flat neighborhoods are bordered by the San Leandro Hills in the north. The climate is typical for the San Francisco Bay Area, with mild but cool temperatures year round. Average high temperature ranges from 60 to 77 degrees, with about 19” of rainfall annually.
San Leandro was originally famous for its cherries. Hence, every June an annual Cherry Festival is held, a highlight for both residents and visitors.
Some of the neighborhoods in San Leandro are: Washington Manor, Mulford Gardens, Halcyon, Eastshore, and Bay-O-Vista.
In 1868, the quake on the Hayward Fault devastated several buildings and caused collateral damage, including to the county seat government building. The Hayward Fault is still visible as it passes under Foothill Boulevard, with occasional damage to the asphalt there.
Food processing businesses as well as several well known manufacturers operate here, including Ghirardelli, North Face, Coca Cola, OSISoft and JanSport. A large marina and Lake Chabot regional park are prominent public features in the area.
The average price of a 1 bedroom rental is $1760, and $2200 for a 2 bedroom. About 45% of properties in the city are rental property.