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Albany is a city in the CA zip code of 94706 – in beautiful Alameda County. It is located between Berkeley and Richmond, and it offers stunning Bay views and a pleasant climate. Nearby is the University of California at Berkeley, along with numerous places to shop and dine. Residents have plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation at Albany Hill Park, too, and getting around is convenient thanks to Interstate-80. When it comes to things to do in the area, Albany hosts numerous events throughout the year and is home to the Golden Gate Fields racetrack. This city is a great choice for any investor seeking residential property in a prime Bay-area locale.


Utopia Management is proud to be the largest company of its type in California. We provide property owners and tenants with professional property management services, including:


Advertising and marketing: Our expert team of marketing professionals will list your property on our website, along with a variety of other top-performing sites. It is our goal to fill your vacancy in 30 days or less.


Tenant screening: As part of our acquisition services, we’ll screen each potential renter to ensure suitability. Our screening includes multiple financial verifications and a criminal background check, too.


Consulting and management: We’re always here to answer your questions and provide advisory services. We also offer general management services that include tenant relations and collecting rent.


Repairs and maintenance: Hiring an outside contractor for your property maintenance needs can be expensive and time-consuming. We have our own general contractor’s license and repair team, so you can save both time and money on needed repairs.


Accounting services: Keeping track of your rental property’s finances is easy thanks to our accounting team. Each month, detailed income and expense statements are prepared for you and delivered to your online account for review.


Utopia Management wants to be your property management partner. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

Property Management Office Serving Albany, CA

  • Property Management Company
  • Rental Management
  • Property Investment Company
  • Property Maintenance
  • Real Estate Consultants
  • Apartment Rental Agency
  • Commercial Real Estate Agency
  • Industrial Real Estate Agency
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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  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
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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
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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.

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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.
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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
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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 Albany located?

Albany, a city in California's northwest Alameda County, is situated on the San Francisco Bay's eastern shore. Albany is surrounded by Berkeley to the south and east, El Cerrito and Richmond in Contra Costa County to the north, and Codornices Creek to the south. The latter is named after Albany Hill, a notable landmark in the East Bay due to its proximity to the bay shore. With the exception of a tiny region close to the foot of the Berkeley Hills, the majority of the city is very level.

What is the economy like in Albany?

The Solano Avenue is a bustling pedestrian-oriented thoroughfare lined with small stores, eateries, and services, while San Pablo Avenue caters primarily to automotive traffic. These important retail and business districts are where Albany's economy is centered. A two-story Target store is also located in the city, close to the Eastshore Freeway. Voters adopted initiatives D and C in 2006, paving the way for the development of a new emergency operations center and one medicinal cannabis store, respectively. Golden Gate Fields, the only horse racing track in the Bay Area, is also located in Albany.

What are the educational opportunities in Albany?

The Albany Unified School District is in charge of overseeing public education in Albany. This district includes the Albany Children's Center as well as three elementary schools (Marin Elementary School, Ocean View Elementary School, and Cornell Elementary School), one middle school (Albany Middle School), one traditional high school (Albany High School), and one continuation high school (MacGregor High School). According to the 2009–10 School Accountability Report Card, Albany High School, which is renowned for its academic brilliance, has a graduation percentage of 92.1%, making it one of the best public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Two private high schools are also located in the city: St. Mary's College High School, with a campus that extends into Berkeley, CA, and Tilden Preparatory School, formerly the School for Independent Learners, on Solano Avenue. Additionally, the University of California, Berkeley owns University Village, a sizable student housing complex in Albany that is primarily used for family housing.

What are some recreational activities in Albany?

Numerous recreational opportunities are available in Albany, including the yearly Solano Avenue Stroll, which draws a sizable crowd, the Golden Gate Fields racetrack, Eastshore State Park, and a thriving school music program. Through Albany Strollers & Rollers and Friends of Five Creeks, volunteers advocate for bicycling and walking while also advancing environmental health. An actual Finnish-style sauna is available at Albany Sauna for a distinctive experience. In addition to providing resources for people, the community center also offers cultural events.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

Bordering the San Francisco Bay, found between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, is the city of Emeryville. The small city is currently home to just over 12,000 residents, though that number is expected to grow significantly over the next several years.


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