Serving All of Milwaukie
More than 25 years of experience and the flawless execution of our core business principles are just two of the reasons why Utopia Management has become the leading property management company up and down the Pacific Coast. What started as one office in 1994 has turned into numerous property management contracts with rental property investors located in Portland suburbs like Milwaukie. We hire local property management professionals that have a keen understanding of makes the local rental market tick. Local property management professionals know how to reach high-quality tenants that pay rent on time and take good care of their units.
We understand our clients want to free up time to pursue other business interests, such as investing in more rental properties. This is why we offer our clients a full set of services that lets them use their time for other activities. You no longer have to respond in the middle of the night to emergency repair calls. Utopia Management also handles the tenant screening process, as well as the legal issues that arise with eviction notices. We do all of this for an industry-low eight percent monthly management fee.
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 Milwaukie located?
Milwaukie is a city nestled in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Positioned on the eastern bank of the Willamette River, it shares borders with Portland to the north, Lake Oswego to the west, and Gladstone to the south. Situated about 8 miles south of downtown Portland, Milwaukie enjoys easy connectivity to major highways including Interstate 205 and Oregon Route 224. With an area of approximately [insert area] square miles, it is an integral part of the bustling Portland metropolitan area.
What is the population of Milwaukie?
Milwaukie is the 29th largest city in Oregon and the 1830th largest city in the United States, with a population of 20,624 in 2023. The city has a population density of 4,207 people per square mile, spanning over 5 square miles. The median age in Milwaukie is 39.2 years, with males and females having a median age of 39.2 and 39.1 years, respectively. Milwaukie has experienced a decline of -0.77% annually, with a population decrease of -2.3% since the most recent census in 2020, which recorded a population of 21,109.
What is the economy like in Milwaukie?
Milwaukie boasts a strong and diverse economy driven by multiple sectors. The city's prime location within the Portland metropolitan area offers access to a wide range of job opportunities and economic prospects. Milwaukie thrives in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and professional services. The manufacturing sector is particularly significant, with companies specializing in electronics, machinery, and food processing. The healthcare industry is well-established, supported by various medical facilities and providers. The local retail scene is vibrant, with shopping centers and small businesses contributing to the city's economic vitality. Overall, Milwaukie's robust and diverse economy creates numerous employment options and fosters economic growth and prosperity.
What are some popular attractions in Milwaukie?
Milwaukie offers a variety of popular attractions that cater to the interests of residents and visitors. The city boasts stunning parks such as Milwaukie Riverfront Park and North Clackamas Park, providing picturesque settings for outdoor activities. The Springwater Corridor Trail is a favorite spot for walkers, runners, and cyclists, while Oak Grove Lake Park offers opportunities for boating and fishing. The Milwaukie Museum showcases the city's rich history through exhibits and artifacts, and the Milwaukie Farmers Market provides a delightful experience for those seeking fresh produce and local goods. Additionally, Milwaukie hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, adding to the vibrant cultural scene of the city.
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.