Serving All of Oregon City
Utopia Management is the preferred property management company in greater Portland, including Oregon City. Our comprehensive list of services makes us the one-stop property management company for investors in rental homes, condos, and apartments. We also help commercial property owners reach 100 percent occupancy with tenants that thrive doing business where they operate in Oregon City. Every one of our clients appreciates the Utopia Management dedication to details, from closely following area housing codes to completing repair and maintenance projects before deadlines. The result is tenants that want to stay where they are for years, if not decades to come.
Regardless of your property investment portfolio, our team of property management professionals will draft a management contract that meets your unique needs. Maybe you want to keep all the financial and accounting services in-house because you have a trusted team of number crunchers helping you manage cash flow and maximize profits. Whatever it is that you want from a property management company, Utopia provides it by working hard to remain the leader in property management throughout the Portland metro area.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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 Oregon City located?
Oregon City is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Situated at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers, it is approximately 13 miles southeast of downtown Portland. Positioned on the southern bank of the Willamette River, Oregon City is surrounded by scenic landscapes, including nearby hills and forests. The city enjoys convenient access to major transportation routes, such as Interstate 205 and State Route 99E, facilitating easy travel to neighboring cities and attractions in the region.
What is the population of Oregon City?
Oregon City has a 2023 population of 36,975, making it the 17th largest city in Oregon and the 1079th largest city in the United States. The city's population has decreased by -1.74% since the most recent census in 2020, when it was recorded as 37,631. With a land area spanning over 10 square miles, Oregon City has a population density of 3,743 people per square mile. The median age in Oregon City is 36.9 years, with males having a median age of 35.7 years and females having a median age of 38.6 years.
What is the climate like in Oregon City?
Oregon City has mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The city receives ample rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest months from November to April. Winters are mild, with average temperatures in the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (4-10 degrees Celsius), while summers are warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (21-27 degrees Celsius). The city benefits from its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, which helps maintain moderate temperatures year-round.
What are some popular attractions in Oregon City?
Oregon City offers a variety of popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. History enthusiasts can delve into the city's rich pioneer heritage at the Oregon City Museum and the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The historic Oregon City Municipal Elevator provides panoramic views of the surrounding area. The Arch Bridge, also known as the Oregon City Bridge, offers scenic views of the Willamette River. The McLoughlin Promenade is a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, while the nearby Willamette Falls provides a stunning natural sight. And for those seeking outdoor adventures, the stunning Mount Hood National Forest is just a short drive away.
What are the transportation options in Oregon City?
Oregon City offers a range of transportation options for residents and visitors. TriMet buses connect the city to the wider Portland metropolitan area, with the Oregon City Transit Center serving as a central hub. Local taxi and ridesharing services provide convenient on-demand transportation. Major highways like Interstate 205 and Oregon Route 213 offer easy access for drivers to neighboring cities and attractions. Bicycling is popular, thanks to designated bike lanes and paths throughout the city.
How is the cost of living in Oregon City?
Oregon City boasts a cost of living that is relatively affordable compared to its neighboring cities in the Portland metropolitan area. Housing prices and rental rates are generally lower, making it an attractive option for those seeking more budget-friendly accommodations. Essential expenses such as groceries, transportation, and healthcare are typically in line with the national average, ensuring a reasonable cost of living overall. It's worth noting that individual circumstances and personal choices can impact one's cost of living experience in Oregon 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.