Property Management
in Baltimore, MD

Top 16 Property Management Companies

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Henson Property Management

#1 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-934-4340
400 S Pulaski St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Areas Served Baltimore
? BBB: N/A
Since 2011
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in commercial properties, rental homes, apartment buildings, and Section 8 (government-subsidized) housing as well as apartment buildings that accept Section 8 tenants.
  • Services offered include tenant placement, property management, investment services, and managing rehabilitation/construction projects.
  • Tenant placement services include finding a tenant for vacancies, screening tenant applicants, and showings of rental units. This company has pre-screened Section-8 tenants who want apartments to rent. A non-section-8 tenant must pass additional screening to verify identification, employment, income, rental history, credit history, and undergo a criminal background check.
  • Property management includes tenant placement, rent collection, handling tenant relations, 24-hour on-call services, licensed and qualified maintenance teams, monthly electronic reports, annual statements, assistance with insurance claims, and processing evictions as needed.
  • Investment services include assistance in investment-property purchases, rehab, and rental. Fully-renovated rental units are ready to acquire for investment purposes and rent out.
    Rehabilitation/construction projects include full rehabilitation with turnkey rental property projects completed within 120 days, including getting permits.

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PCF Management, Inc

#2 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-480-5200
8391 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Areas Served Baltimore
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1990
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in commercial properties with over 150 locations under management and residential properties with over 800 rental units under management.
  • Manages properties in Howard, Carroll, and Anne Arundel counties.
  • Owner/tenant web portals created using Propertyware software.
  • Commercial property management includes mixed-use buildings, retail, office, medical facilities, and commercial condos.
  • Property management services include a free market analysis, marketing, tenant screening, rent collection, maintenance, and financial reporting.
  • Marketing includes posting vacancy information on over 75 websites and in the multiple listing service.
  • To help control costs, maintenance services are provided by an in-house team of ten technicians. They respond to 24-hour emergencies. They handle preventative maintenance, do all the handyperson repairs, and have the necessary licenses for major construction work including renovations, electrical work, plumbing, heating/cooling, carpentry, painting, carpet cleaning, and general cleaning between tenants.

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Thornhill Properties Inc

#3 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-296-2877
6301 N Charles St # 2, Baltimore, MD 21212
Areas Served Baltimore
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1986
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • This company specializes in commercial, mixed-use, residential apartment buildings, and residential communities. The more than 60 locations managed by the company are “green” buildings designed to reduce the carbon emissions.
  • Property management services include marketing, leasing, rent collection, maintenance, emergency response, and handling all tenant problems.
  • Offers on-site management staff and in-house maintenance technicians.
  • Each management program is custom designed for the facility and the management fees are determined by the extent of the services provided from basic lease-up work to full-service property management with on-site marketing, full-time leasing agents, and on-site management staff.

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Premier Property Management Investment LLC

#4 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-522-1078
400 W Franklin St #400, Baltimore, MD 21201
Areas Served Baltimore
? BBB: A+
Since 2005
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in residential rental properties, apartment buildings, and condominiums.
  • The tenant placement, lease-only fee is one month’s rent. There is no fee for a lease renewal.
  • Full-service property management fee ranges from 8% to 10% of the gross monthly collected rent. The rate depends on the number of units under management and the rent per unit. One to four units is 10%, five to seven units is 9.5%, eight to 10 units is 9, 11+units is 8%. For larger buildings, management services are available on a flat-monthly-fee basis.
  • Tenant placement services include marketing, screening, showings, and lease execution.
  • Marketing includes photography, advertising the vacancy on many rental websites and in the local newspaper(s), as well as putting a “For Rent” sign on the property.
  • Property management includes tenant placement services plus rent collection, preparing accounting with monthly and year-end owner’s statements, move-in/move-out reports, maintenance, repairing the property, 24/7 emergency services maintenance staff availability, regularly scheduled inspections, facilitating any insurance claims, and processing evictions as needed.

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Chesapeake Property Management

#5 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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443-588-5600
1414 Key Highway, 3rd floor, Baltimore, MD 21230
Areas Served Baltimore, Odenton, MD, Owings Mills, MD
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
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Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Serves the Baltimore Metro area and properties in the counties of Arundel, Carroll, Harford, and Howard. This company has an office in Baltimore and another office in Owings Mills.
  • Specializes in rental homes, townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, and multifamily properties.
  • For property management services, the monthly fee is 10% of the collected monthly rent with a minimum of $150 per unit per month.
  • Only licensed, third-party contractors make repairs. There is no surcharge on invoices for any third-party services.
  • There is no fee for processing evictions. Evictions are rare, fewer than five happened in the past 15 years.
  • Property management services include marketing, applicant screening, lease negotiations/execution, rent and security deposit collection, accounting records, maintenance, and preparing the owner’s reports.
  • The tenants’ and owner’s web portals are provided by using Appfolio Property Manager software.

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Forest City Baltimore

#6 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-900-1000
855 N Wolfe St # 102, Baltimore, MD 21205
Areas Served Baltimore
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Residential
Commercial
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  • Specializes in managing university buildings, science, medical, and technology centers.
  • Acquired in 2018 by Brookfield properties.

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Bay Management Group

#7 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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443-708-4698
1805 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21231
Areas Served Baltimore
51-200 employees BBB: A
Since 2010
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in single-family rental homes and multifamily properties.
  • Over 3,600 rental units are under management.
  • The staff is over 75 people.
  • The fee to lease a vacant property is one month’s rent. The lease renewal fee ranges from $100 to $299.
  • The monthly management fee is 3% to 10% depending on the number of units and the rent roll. Typically, the monthly fee is 5% to 8% of the collected rent.
  • There are no supervisory fees for routine maintenance. Owners pay only the maintenance invoices without a surcharge. There are no startup fees or termination fees.
  • Uses Appfolio Property Manager software to provide a tenants’ portal for rent payment and maintenance requests and an owner’s portal for statements and reports.
  • Property management includes marketing, tenant screening, move-in and move-out inspections, maintenance with 24-hour emergency response, rent collection, accounting, reports, legal compliance, obtaining licensing as required on behalf of the owner (owner must pay the license fees), and eviction support services if needed.

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Dunne Wright Services

#8 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-760-7368
4024 Belle Grove Rd, Baltimore, MD 21225
Areas Served Baltimore
? BBB: N/A
Since 2006
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in single-family, multifamily, and commercial properties.
  • Manages over 700 properties.
  • Full-service property management includes marketing, tenant screening, lease execution, legal compliance, accounting, periodic inspections, lease enforcement, handling tenant relations, and maintenance.
  • The staff includes eight full-time administration workers and seven full-time maintenance technicians. Licensed contractors do any repair work needed. The staff is expert in HUD subsidy programs such as Section 8, BRHP, and PEP.
  • Uses PropertyBoss software for the owner’s web portal.
  • Helps owners to acquire and sell investment properties.

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Snowden Property Management

#9 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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443-300-7133
402 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Areas Served Baltimore
? BBB: N/A
Since 2013
Residential
Commercial
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  • Offers tenant placement service, property management service, and evictions service.
  • Tenant placement service includes finding and screening prospective tenants , pick-up tenant applicant service for showings of the rental unit, and a free pre-Section-8 rental inspection (non-licensed).
  • Property management service includes rent collection, repair, and maintenance services.
  • Full eviction-only service is $644, offered for properties not under management as well.

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Canton Management LLC

#10 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-342-2205
2912 O'Donnell St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Areas Served Baltimore
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Since 1997
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in residential and commercial properties in Baltimore, Catonsville, Joppa, and Parkville.
  • Upfront costs include making sure the rental property meets the city/county codes and the registration fees have been paid. The required fees may include lead testing that is required by MDE for all buildings constructed prior to 1978 (costs range from $135 to $295). Other fees are the Baltimore City/County rental license inspection ($150 for initial inspection, additional $75 for retesting if needed), an annual MDE registration fee ($30), an annual property registration fee for Baltimore City ($30/single family, $105/multi-family), and a Baltimore County rental license fee ($60 every three years).
  • The leasing fee is one month’s rent or a $300 flat-fee for just lease execution (negotiation, preparation, and signing) if the owner finds a tenant. There is no fee for lease renewals.
  • The monthly property management fee is 8% of the collected rent.
  • Property management services include working with other brokers, property showings, compliance with the fair housing laws, securing qualified tenants, lease preparation and execution, rent collection, handling tenant relations, maintenance of properties, preparing owner’s financial reports, and eviction services.
  • There is a 24-hour emergency hotline. There are no surcharges added to any invoices from third-party service providers.

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Pioneer Enterprises

#11 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-354-1111
4408 Ritchie Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21225
Areas Served Baltimore
? BBB: A+
Since 2005
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Offers commercial and residential management services.
  • Specializes in rental homes, condominiums, apartments, and multifamily properties.
  • The leasing fee is one month’s rent.
  • The property management fee is 10% of the collected rent for one or two rental units, 8% for three to six properties, and 7% for owners with more than seven properties.
  • Property management services include advertising, marketing, tenant screening, rent collection, maintenance and repairs with 24/7 emergency assistance, inspections, eviction processing, and court representation.

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American Management

#12 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-366-2100
2903 N Charles St # 1, Baltimore, MD 21218
Areas Served Baltimore
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Since 1985
Residential
Commercial
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  • Specializes in residential and commercial property management.
  • The leasing fee is one month’s rent for leasing residential units.
  • The leasing fee for commercial properties is 6% of the first year’s rent, 4% of the second and third years’ rent, 3% of the fourth and fifth years’ rent, and 2% of the rent for each year thereafter, including each year in any renewal options. The obligation to pay these fees survives any termination of the property management agreement.
  • If the owner finds a tenant, the leasing fee is reduced to one-quarter of the standard leasing fees as described above, to pay for the preparation of the lease and its execution.
  • The lease renewal fee for Section 8 tenants is $100.
  • The property management fee is 10% of the monthly collected rent.
  • For registration of a rental property, on top of the city and county fees, there is a $20 administration fee for registration filing and a $100 fee for the initial registration of a rental property.
  • There is a flat-fee of $50 per month for each vacant unit, held back by the owner, which cannot be offered for rent.
  • Property leasing services include assistance in establishing market-rate rents, advertising properties and vacancies, screening applicants, showings, and regulatory-compliant lease preparation and execution, including holding security deposits on behalf of the owner.
  • Property management services include inspections, maintenance, rent collection, move-out and clean-up services, eviction and court services, financial reports, electronic transfers of net funds directly to the owner’s bank account, and an online owner’s portal.
  • The owner is required to establish a $300 reserve account for maintenance and repairs. There is a 20% supervision surcharge for any invoices from third-party contractors who provide services not included in the property management services.
  • The property owner must give written authorization for repairs over $500.

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PMS - Property Management Services

#13 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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443-204-6309
P.O. Box 21538-1538, Baltimore, MD 21282
Areas Served Baltimore
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Residential
Commercial
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  • Specializes in home rentals and vacation home rentals.
  • The fee for a rental market analysis is $45 per property, for a tenant screening is $50 per property, for leasing is one month’s rent, for a documents-only package is $75 per property, and for a lease-signing package is $250 per property.
  • Property management is a monthly fee of 9% of the collected rent, with a minimum of $95 per month.
  • Maintenance-only management is $75 per property per month. Apartment buildings with three to four units are $150 per month.
  • Property management services include marketing vacancies, advertising, tenant screening, leasing, handling tenant problems, and maintenance.

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Star Property Management

#14 best rated of 16 Baltimore, MD property management companies

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410-235-7764
3120 Saint Paul St, Terrace Suite, Baltimore, MD 21218
Areas Served Baltimore
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Since 1991
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in apartment buildings.
  • Offers full property management services including marketing, leasing, rent collection, accounting, maintenance, and handling tenant relations.
  • Uses Appfolio Property Manager software for the tenants’ rent payment portal and electronic work-order system for non-emergency maintenance requests.
  • There is also an owner’s web portal for monthly statements and reports.

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Marcus-Boyd Realty Property Management

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410-935-7976
926 Light Street, Suite 1-R, Baltimore, MD 21230
Areas Served Baltimore,Milford, DE
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Since 2007
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in residential rental units that include single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, and apartment building communities.
  • A leasing fee of one month’s rent is charged to lease a vacant property. There are no lease renewal fees.
  • The monthly management fee is a percentage of collected rent. There is no fee if the property is vacant.
  • Property management services include marketing, leasing, collecting and escrowing of security deposits, rent collection, and disbursements to the owner, and enforcement of lease terms such as on-time rent payment and lease violations for not taking care of the property, noise-complaints, and damage.
  • Management includes coordinating repairs and maintenance with a 24-hour tenant hotline. Maintenance and repairs are provided by using licensed, insured vendors. There are no supervisory fees for routine management services and no mark-up on invoices for repair costs, property inspections, and monitoring.
  • Offers full monthly and annual financial accounting with no direct owner-tenant contact.

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Shelter Properties, LLC

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410-962-0595
218 N Charles St # 220, Baltimore, MD 21201
Areas Served Baltimore
1001-5000 employees BBB: N/A
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Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in managing senior-living communities under the brand name of Brightview.
  • Partners with other investors to develop new properties as senior care facilities.
  • There are 19 facilities, which are managed in the Baltimore Metro area and the surrounding communities within 20 miles including Bel Air South, Ellicott City, Lutherville-Timonium, Towson, Westminster, and White Marsh. There are six other facilities south of Baltimore and six to the northwestern side of Washington, D.C.
  • This company manages many senior-living facilities across the nation that provide assisted living, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, mental health care, convalescent care, long-term chronic illness care.

Baltimore vs Nearby Cities

Baltimore is one of the more affordable cities in northeastern Maryland. It’s common for buyers to pay around $100 per square foot in this city, but prices in many surrounding cities often go beyond $200 per square foot. The median home value in Baltimore tends to stay below $200,000 with the median listing price staying close to $200,000 most of the time. Compare that to median listing prices above $350,000 in nearby cities like Columbia, Ellicott City and Towson. The value of homes in these cities is also much higher than values seen in Baltimore.

Baltimore Property Managers

If you don’t have the time to keep up with your tenants and make sure that all rules and policies are followed for your rental properties, it’s time to hire an experienced manager. While serving as your representative, your manager will handle the maintenance of your properties while keeping your tenants happy and protecting your investment in many ways.

Baltimore Property Management Fees

Expect a Baltimore property manager to charge a percentage of the rent collected from your property. They may also ask for a vacancy fee if you have unoccupied units. Rates can go up to 12 percent of the rent collected, but you may pay more if you want your manager to handle advanced services.

Maryland Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • Landlords are permitted to keep application fees that total $25 or less.
  • Oral agreements between a landlord and tenant can serve as legal rental contracts as long as the lease is for less than 12 months. Written leases are required for longer agreements.