Serving All of Damascus
Utopia Management has developed an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties up and down the Pacific Coast. With our roots established in Southern California, we have grown smartly by entering markets in the greater Portland area. We do not move property management professionals around to different cities. Our unique property management model is based on hiring local licensed real estate professionals that have developed a deep understanding of the commercial and residential real estate markets. First-hand knowledge of market trends separates Utopia Management from the rest of the pack.
When you consider hiring a property management company, you want to work with a company that knows how to develop both personal and professional relationships with tenants. From closing a deal on a strip mall space to providing superior tenant services at an apartment complex, Utopia Management delivers the type of personal touch that keeps us connected to your tenants. The result is a much higher than average tenant retention rate that ensures a steady flow of rental income for your property investment. We manage rental properties of all sizes that include large warehouses and small single-family residences.
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 Damascus located?
Located in the northwestern part of the state, Damascus is situated in Clackamas County, Oregon. It rests at an elevation of 712 feet (217 meters) above sea level. Bordered by the Multnomah County line to the north, Damascus is neighbored by Boring to the east and Clackamas to the west.
What is the population of Damascus?
According to World Population Review, the population of Damascus in 2023 is 10,878. The city is experiencing an annual decline rate of -0.87%, resulting in a decrease of -0.87% since the last census conducted in 2020, which reported a population of 10,973. In terms of age demographics, the median age in Damascus is 44.4 years, with males having a median age of 42.8 years and females having a median age of 45.7 years.
What are some popular activities in Damascus?
In Damascus, residents and visitors have access to several popular activities centered around outdoor recreation. With its proximity to scenic natural areas, the region offers a multitude of opportunities. Hiking and biking along the numerous trails are highly favored, allowing individuals to explore destinations like Powell Butte Nature Park and the stunning Mount Hood National Forest. Additionally, the area's natural beauty extends to the nearby Boring Lava Field, where visitors can immerse themselves in the unique geological formations. For those seeking a tranquil getaway, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing are also popular activities in the parks and natural areas surrounding Damascus.
What is the cost of living like in Damascus?
Damascus generally has a moderate cost of living. Housing prices and rental rates in the area are typically affordable, especially when compared to larger cities nearby. Other essential expenses such as groceries, transportation, and healthcare are also reasonably priced. Overall, Damascus provides a balanced cost of living, making it an appealing option for those seeking affordability without compromising access to necessary amenities and a comfortable lifestyle.
Gresham, OR is considered a suburb of Portland, though it was officially incorporated in 1905. It’s in Multnomah County, just 12 miles east of Portland proper and about 70 miles from the Oregon Coast. With a large inventory of rental property, about 50% of properties rented, Gresham is a great place to find an apartment or home to rent.
It’s a relatively flat area geographically. Johnson Creek runs through Gresham, and only the eastern portion is somewhat hilly. Residents experience typical Pacific Northwest climate, with a short sunny summer and frequent rain and clouds the rest of the year.
A growing city with a population of 105,594, it is Oregon’s 4th largest city. Population here is growing fast, skyrocketing in the 90s. Its city limits include just 23 square miles. The only large employer in city limits is the Adventist Medical Center; other than that, employment is found locally mainly at shops and restaurants.
Rental Property and Real Estate Data:
Median price for homes is $313,000. Average apartment price is $195,000.
Average market rent is $1295 for a 1 bedroom and $1389 for a 2 bedroom.
About 50% of homes are owner occupied and 50% are rental property.
Living in Gresham
Gresham has a young and vibrant community with the median age of residents 37.7 years. Politically, it is not as trendy or progressive as the city limits of Portland. The racial breakdown is 63% white, 4% black, 5% Asian, and 21% Hispanic. Plenty of fun and family oriented activities are offered by the city including arts events, festivals, races, live music, and bike paths. The Gresham Farmers Market is also popular.
3 Popular Parks in Gresham
Main City Park, which also has a skatepark, playgrounds, youth recreation, picnicking, a creek, and baseball diamonds, is the most popular park with loads of activities. Hogan Butte Nature Park offers mountain views, trails, and 46 acres of nature. One of the most coveted points of pride parkwise though is the beautiful Gresham Japanese Garden, which is sometimes referred to as Tsuru Island.