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Northside is a neighborhood in Berkeley, CA, in the 94720 zip code. It is just north of the UC Berkeley campus, and is mostly comprised of residential properties. While it’s safe to say that plenty of students live in Northside, it is certainly a neighborhood that has something for everyone. Located here is a plethora of places to eat and shop, along with convenient public transportation. There are plenty of opportunities for recreation and entertainment in and around Northside; close by is Tilden Regional Park, which has a golf course. If you’re a property investor considering ownership in Northside, take a look at this neighborhood’s many apartment buildings, which can be lucrative when managed effectively.


And that’s where we come in. At Utopia Management, we can optimize your Northside property for maximum earnings and help you grow your business with services such as:


Marketing your rental: Don’t let your vacancy go unrented for too long. Our marketing team works quickly to find plenty of eager potential renters for your property.

Acquisition services: Our acquisition services not only include finding a tenant for your rental, but screening them to ensure they’re qualified. We’ll conduct a criminal background check, and we’ll check credit, rental history, income, and employment.

Consultations and management: Get the advice you seek through our detailed consultations. Our team also offers professional general management services like reporting and collections.

Maintaining your property: We have a general contractor’s license, so we can handle your maintenance needs at an affordable price. Our repair team is also available for emergency jobs around the clock.

Accounting services: Keep track of the income and expenses for your rental property with our accounting services. Each month, you’ll receive a detailed statement to your Utopia web portal account.

Utopia has the knowledge and experience to turn your Berkeley vacancy into a thriving investment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Property Management Office Serving Northside, 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 Northside located?

The Northside area, one of Riverside's older communities, is situated at the city's northern entrance. The Santa Ana River on the west, the 60 Freeway on the south, Interstate 215 on the east, and the Riverside City/San Bernardino County Line on the north define the neighborhood's sharp edges.

What are the housing options in Northside?

A neighborhood with a high concentration of homes for sale is available in Northside. The neighborhood features attractive single-family bungalow homes, some dating back to the 1930s, that are placed on roomy rural-style lots. There are also conventional medium-density suburban tract homes, condos, and apartments that can accommodate different tastes. Gated planned communities for residents have only more recently been added to the neighborhood's housing stock. Prospective residents have a variety of options because to the variety of house styles in Northside.

What are the amenities in Northside?

A wide range of amenities are available in Northside to meet the needs of its residents. The neighborhood is well-equipped with parks, community centers, and schools, creating a lively local atmosphere. The enormous Reid Park and Pool, was expanded in 2007 and now spans 42 acres of recreational space, is easily accessible to locals. This park offers a community center, a public pool, barbecue grills, covered picnic areas, play areas, and tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Sports aficionados can also use fields for baseball, softball, and soccer. The 55-acre Ab Brown Sports Complex, a notable City-wide special use park, with sixteen fields for soccer fans. On Orange Street near Columbia Avenue, the recently built Northside Fire Station #6 proudly protects and serves the community. Education is also adequately supplied for, with Patricia Beatty and Fremont Elementary schools in Northside offering top-notch learning settings while other notable schools serve the areas close by. In general, Northside offers a wide range of amenities to improve the quality of life for its people.

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.

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