Serving All of North Hills
Across its five-mile expanse, the North Hills neighborhood supports more than 58,000 full-time residents. Many prospective residents look to move here to take advantage of the award-winning public and private school options, available from preschool through graduation from high school. The innovative magnet programs allow students to pursue architecture, digital arts and other fields starting in the early days of their educational journey.
If you own commercial or residential properties in or around the 91343 region, contact Utopia Management today to transform these locations into high-performance rentals. We will help you net great annual returns on your investments by expertly marketing, managing and maintaining all rentals on your investment roster. With our support, you will receive:
Full-Service Management Plans: We offer full-service management plans that allow you to divert your attention to other endeavors while continuing to enjoy positive monthly rental revenues. We handle every phase of the rental process from finding exceptional tenants to supporting residents throughout each lease period. We will market the rentals using effective tools and techniques to fill all vacancies within 30 days. Our licensed (Lic. #792427) repair team completes routine maintenance and responds to emergency repair requests as needed for the upkeep of your properties.
Educational Consulting Services: If you prefer to take the management process into your own hands, allow our experienced team to help you learn the best tools and techniques to use throughout every phase of this process. With over 20 years of experience in this industry, our team offers a wealth of knowledge about the marketing, management and maintenance process. Our consulting program will adequately prepare you to complete the steps needed to maximize revenues and minimize expenses across the board.
Informative Performance Reports: You can keep a close eye on the financial health of your full roster of investment properties with our informative performance reports. Our accounting team utilizes current expense and revenue data to compile these reports for your review. Each month, a new report arrives in your secure online portal where you can retrieve it using your smartphone, computer or tablet.
If you want to start netting great yearly returns on your commercial and residential investment properties, contact Utopia Management today.
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 North Hills situated?
Los Angeles, California's San Fernando Valley is home to the neighborhood known as North Hills, formerly known as Sepulveda. 21 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, North Hills is situated in the central San Fernando Valley area of the city. Its boundaries are as follows: the Pacoima Wash on the east, Devonshire and Lassen Street on the north, Balboa Boulevard and Bull Creek ("the wash") on the west, and Roscoe Boulevard on the south.
What is the average climate in North Hills?
Warm, muggy, and rainy summers and very cold, windy, and snowy winters are typical of North Hills' climate, which is partially cloudy most of the year. It rarely drops below 13°F or rises over 90°F, usually staying between 26°F and 83°F. The average daily maximum temperature during the warm season is over 74°F, with July being the hottest month at 82°F. The warm season last roughly 3.4 months from June 4 to September 17. The cold season, in comparison, lasts for 3.3 months, from December 4 to March 14, during which time the average daily high temperature falls below 47°F. At an average low of 27°F and high of 39°F, January is the coldest month.
What are the educational options in North Hills?
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which includes institutions including Gledhill Street Elementary School, Langdon Avenue Elementary School, Mayall Street School, and Parthenia Street School, is in charge of providing education for the community of North Hills. The majority of students attend Sepulveda Middle School, while those who live west of Woodley Avenue attend Holmes Middle School. North Hills high school students attend James Monroe High School, where certain campuses offer magnet programs. The neighborhood is home to several charter schools as well. Furthermore, there are a number of private and parochial schools in North Hills, and the locals frequently serve as host families for about fifty international exchange students.
How do you get around North Hills?
With exits on Nordhoff Street and Roscoe Boulevard, California Interstate 405 provides easy access to North Hills. The streets of the area are arranged in a grid arrangement, with major thoroughfares such as Hayvenhurst, Woodley, and Haskell Avenues; they also include Lassen, Plummer, and Nordhoff Streets. On routes including Devonshire Street, Nordhoff Street, Parthenia Street, and Woodley Avenue, cyclists can benefit from dedicated bike lanes, and Plummer Street is a designated bike path. The Panorama City/Van Nuys DASH route and Metro Bus lines provide public transit.
Located at the junction of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the city of Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles. Glendale is the 4th-largest city in Los Angeles, and 22nd-largest in California, with an estimated 202,000 residents in 42 neighborhoods.
Glendale Residents Guide: https://www.glendaleca.gov/residents
10 Reasons You Want Your Business in Glendale: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-economic-development-corporation-/top-10-reasons-you-want-your-business-in-glendale
15 Best Things to do in Glendale: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32431-Activities-Glendale_California.html