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Tech industry leaders adopted the San Mateo region of California as their ideal headquarters location during the dot-com boom of the early 2000s. Through continued residential and commercial development, the neighborhoods in the 94497, 94404, 94402, 94403 and 94401 zip codes have stepped up to the demands. Over 100,000 people now call this area home, though many more visit on personal and professional trips year-round.

If you own rental properties throughout San Mateo, consider contacting Utopia for expert management services. We will help you maximize the return on your investments by providing full-support throughout the entire rental management process.

Advertising: Our team taps into over 20 years of industry experience to create effective advertising plans for commercial and residential rentals. Through a combined traditional and digital approach, we quickly drive prospective tenants to your available rentals. We screen each and every applicant to ensure your tenants meet the income, rental history and background requirements to keep your risk levels as low as possible at all times.

Management: We handle each part of the property management process to keep your rentals generating positive revenues. Our team markets, manages and maintains the rentals under our care day after day. We directly correspond with your tenants to resolve complaints and respond to repair requests in a timely manner. With our team’s support, you can direct your time and attention to alternate endeavors while continuing to net great returns on your investments.

Accounting: Our accounting team generates informative reports you can use to gauge the financial health of your San Mateo investment properties. These reports are kept safe in your secure online portal for your convenient review at any time and from nearly anywhere. You can use these documents to verify that the performance of your rentals continues to exceed your expectations month after month.

At Utopia Management, we look forward to helping you reach your goals and achieve new heights on the rental market. Contact us today to get started on a successful journey toward maximized rental revenues.

Property Management Office Serving San Mateo, 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

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


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.


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 San Mateo located?

On the San Francisco Peninsula in California, the city of San Mateo—Spanish for "Saint Matthew"—is located in San Mateo County. The city borders Burlingame to the north, Hillsborough to the west, San Francisco Bay and Foster City to the east, and Belmont to the south. It is located about 20 miles south of San Francisco. The total area of the city, as reported by the US Census Bureau, is 15.9 square miles, of which 12.1 square miles are on land and 3.8 square miles, or 23.63%, are covered by water.

What is the average climate in San Mateo?

Warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters are typical of San Mateo's Mediterranean climate. Although the city is shielded from the Pacific Ocean by the Santa Cruz Mountains' Montara Mountain block, openings in the mountains can occasionally bring in severe afternoon winds and fog. 57.8 °F (14.3 °C) was the average maximum temperature recorded in January, while 78.0 °F (25.6 °C) was the average highest temperature recorded in September. The average amount of precipitation falls between 18.77 inches (477 mm) and 29.77 inches (756 mm) in 1973, the wettest year, and 11.16 inches (283 mm), the driest during 1953. Comparatively speaking, San Mateo experiences similar yearly precipitation levels and typically milder summers and colder winters than San Francisco International Airport.

What are some recreational opportunities in San Mateo?

With Central Park at its center and a Japanese tea garden as well as community events, San Mateo is home to over fifteen parks. There is bocce ball and a skate plaza in Beresford Park and a water play structure at Ryder Park. King Jr., Martin Luther. There are swimming pools at Park and Joinville Park, while volleyball and beach volleyball may be found at Parkside Aquatic Park. The 670-acre regional county park, Coyote Point Park, is home to the scientific museum CuriOdyssey and is popular for sailing and windsurfing. Public art is also on display in the city, such as the colorful mosaic artwork from 1963 in front of the Bank of America location on S. A shown in El Camino Real. P. Giannini's heritage in finance.

What are the educational options in San Mateo?

Preschool through K–12 education is provided to San Mateo citizens by the San Mateo Foster City School District and San Mateo Union High School District. Three public high schools—San Mateo, Aragon, and Hillsdale—as well as private institutions like Saint Matthew's Episcopal Day School and the Carey School for PreK–8 comprise the city's educational landscape. There are also private high schools, such as the Nueva Upper School and the all-male Catholic Junípero Serra. Situated in the western foothills, the institution of San Mateo is a community institution with over 10,000 students and a picturesque 153-acre campus overlooking San Francisco Bay. Universities in the area include Stanford University, which is about 12 miles south, and Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

How is the transportation in San Mateo?

San Mateo benefits from three main freeways, situated strategically between San Francisco and San Jose: U.S. State Route 92, which crosses the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge to go to Hayward, Route 101, and Interstate 280. The authorized 2011 Bicycle Master Plan created a network of bikeways that demonstrate the city's commitment to encouraging cycling. SamTrans provides local bus service throughout the county and city, and AC Transit provides transbay bus service to Alameda County via the San Mateo Bridge. Three San Mateo stations—Hillside, Hayward Park, and downtown San Mateo—provide access for commuters to the rail services operated by Caltrain, which runs between San Francisco and San Jose. There are plenty of regular train stations, as well as additional services following San Francisco Giants games, thus public transit is widely available in the city.

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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