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From the first apartment we managed in 1994 to the large number of properties that we run today up and down the Pacific Coast, Utopia management has remained committed to one enduring principle: We maximize the return on our clients’ investments. Not only do we charge a below the industry average management fee of eight percent, but we also work hard to achieve full occupancy for every one of our residential and commercial properties. Once an apartment complex or a shopping mall reaches 100 percent occupancy, we start a waiting list that demonstrates to potential tenants that your properties are well-run businesses.

Experience matters in the property management business and we have more than 25 years of experience managing residential and commercial properties during rapidly changing economic conditions. When you hire Utopia to manage your property, you can rest assured that your property investments comply with every state and local law, as well as any housing codes established by a neighborhood association. We pay every tax and invoice before due dates, as well as attract tenants that pay their rent on time.

Property Management Office Serving Lake Oswego, OR

  • 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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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 Lake Oswego located?

Lake Oswego is a city located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. Situated approximately 8 miles south of downtown Portland, it offers a picturesque setting along the western shore of Oswego Lake. Surrounded by natural beauty, including the Willamette River and the Tualatin River, Lake Oswego provides a tranquil and scenic environment. The city shares borders with neighboring communities such as West Linn to the south, Tualatin to the west, and Tigard to the north. Accessible via major roadways such as Interstate 5 and Oregon Route 217, Lake Oswego enjoys convenient connections to nearby cities and destinations.

What is the population of Lake Oswego?

Lake Oswego, the 13th largest city in Oregon and the 999th largest city in the United States, has a population of 39,681 as of 2023. The city has experienced a -2.7% population decrease since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,781 in 2020. It spans over 11 square miles with a population density of 3,683 people per square mile. The median age in Lake Oswego is 46.4 years, with males having a median age of 44.8 years and females 48.3 years. The city is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually.

What is the climate like in Lake Oswego?

Lake Oswego has a mild and temperate climate with warm summers and cool, wet winters. Summers are dry and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from the 70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (20s to high 20s Celsius). Winters are mild, with temperatures in the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (4 to 10 degrees Celsius). The region receives ample rainfall, especially from November to April, and snowfall is infrequent. Overall, Lake Oswego enjoys a comfortable climate for outdoor activities year-round.

How is the cost of living in Lake Oswego?

Lake Oswego is known for having a higher cost of living compared to the national average. This is primarily due to the higher housing prices in the area, which are in high demand. Other factors such as groceries, transportation, and healthcare also contribute to the slightly elevated cost of living. Despite the higher expenses, Lake Oswego offers residents a high quality of life with its attractive neighborhoods, top-notch schools, and access to various amenities. The increased cost of living is often justified by the desirable location and the range of services and opportunities available to residents.

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.

City of Gresham

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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. 

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