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Venice is a beachfront neighborhood in the 90291 and 90294 zip code areas of Los Angeles, originally founded in 1905 as a seaside resort. Like its Italian namesake, Venice is known for the historic canals that run through one of its upscale residential areas. It is also known for its beautiful beaches and the Ocean Front Walk, a two and a half mile promenade on Venice Beach that features circus-like attractions. If you own a rental property in Venice and are looking for a reliable company to help you manage it, Utopia Management employs the experts who can help.

Whether you are still in the process of getting your property rent-ready, are looking for ways to increase the property’s value, or are deep in the day-to-day tasks of managing your rental units, we are ready to assist you. We have over twenty years of experience in aiding property owners in Southern California to get the most out of their properties – all with very little effort on their part. Here are the five basic services that we offer each of our clients:

Marketing and Advertising: Let the experts at Utopia Management give your Venice property the widespread exposure it needs to find the best tenants. We will create a wide online presence by listing it on the most popular property websites, as well as utilizing more traditional advertising methods like property signage and our referral base.

Tenant Screening: Thorough background and credit checks are just the first steps we take in screening each potential tenant before a contract is signed. We also verify driver’s licenses, social security cards, and even pay stubs, as well as looking for prior evictions and contacting previous landlords.

Management and Consulting: When you choose Utopia Management, you will partner with a team of management professionals who will take care of all of the normal daily property management tasks you’d expect – like collecting rent and serving legal notices. We can also advise you about current market trends in Venice, as well as general rental matters, to ensure that you have all of the information you need at your disposal.

Maintenance and Repair: Utopia Management maintains a general contractor’s license (#792427), which enables us to do some maintenance and repair work on your property in-house. However, when that is not possible, we hire the work out to one of the preferred vendors in the area, many of whom we’ve worked with for years.

Accounting: Our team of accounting specialists works hard to ensure that you have all of the financial data you need to keep track of your property investment. Each month, they’ll compile a statement that shows every financial transaction generated for your property, including revenues and copies of bills paid.

Do not waste another moment of frustration or aggravation trying to handle the many concerns of property management by yourself. Let Utopia Management take care of the less pleasant aspects, leaving you to enjoy the benefits of a truly profitable real estate investment. Call us today to find out more about how we can help make your Venice property a success.

Property Management Office Serving Venice, 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 Venice situated?

Venice is a neighborhood with defined boundaries that is part of the Westside of Los Angeles, California. Its boundaries go north-south as the City of Santa Monica (Marine and Dewey Streets), west-south as the Pacific Ocean, and east-south as Walgrove Avenue to Venice Boulevard, Beethoven Street from Venice Boulevard to Zanja Street, and Del Rey Avenue from Zanja Street to Maxella Avenue. Its boundaries extend southward along Lincoln Boulevard to Admiralty Way and then south to Ballona Creek, encircling the Marina Peninsula neighborhood but not Marina del Rey. Venice borders parts of Culver City and Marina del Rey, as well as the neighborhoods of Palms, Mar Vista, and Del Rey.

What is the weather like in Venice?

With moderate, rainy winters and warm, dry summers, Venice, which is located along the coast of southern California, enjoys a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The area experiences more than 300 sunny days per year and consistently mild weather all year round. Fall is typically warmer than spring due to seasonal lag. "May Gray" and "June Gloom," as the locals term the morning fog, is typical in May and June and can even sometimes stretch into July and August. The afternoons are usually clear, even on cloudy mornings. 32 °F (0 °C) is the lowest temperature ever recorded, and the all-time record high temperature was 110 °F (43 °C) in September 2010. Plant Hardiness Zones 10b and 11a of the USDA encompass Venice.

What are the amenities in Venice?

A wide variety of amenities are available at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, such as volleyball courts, chess tables, basketball courts, and kid's play areas. The famed Muscle Beach outdoor gym is located at the southernmost point, and the $2 million Venice Beach Skate Park opened for business in March 2009. A creative outlet can be found at the beach path's Graffiti Walls. The Oakwood Recreation Center also has an auditorium, baseball diamond, basketball courts, football field, and more. It serves as a hub for recreational activities and a stop-in location for the Los Angeles Police Department. The Westminster Off-Leash Dog Park is a well-liked destination in Venice for dog owners.

What are the educational opportunities in Venice?

Venice is home to a number of educational institutions, including the following: Westminster Avenue Elementary School at 1010 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Coeur d'Alene Avenue Elementary School at 810 Coeur d'Alene Avenue, Venice Skills Center at 611 Fifth Avenue, Animo Venice Charter High School, founded in August 2002 at 820 Broadway Street, and Westside Leadership Magnet School at 104 Anchorage Street. Furthermore, the neighborhood is home to Venice High School, which is a part of the LAUSD, despite Mapping L.A. Despite being associated with Venice by the City of Los Angeles and Google Maps, it is located in Mar Vista.

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.

Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the US, with more than 10 million residents (as of 2018). The City of Los Angeles, which began in 1781 with 44 original settlers, is currently the second most populous city and metropolitan area in the US.


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