Property Management
in San Francisco, CA

Top 22 Property Management Companies

Companies who earn the iPropertyManagement seal of approval have demonstrated a high standard of excellence for both owners and tenants in the field of property management.

California

License #: 01058715

Bancal Property Management

415-397-1044
220 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Their apartment management services include leasing, tenant relations, maintenance, inspections and accounting.
  • Their HOA management services include maintenance, inspections, accounting, resident relations and board coordination.
  • Project management is available to apartment community owners for an additional $100 per hour or between 5% and 10% of the maintenance contract, depending on the service provided. The project management fee for HOAs is $125 per hour or between 5% and 10% of the maintenance contract.
  • Leasing-only services are offered.

License #: 01908184

Leading Properties

415-346-8600
1801 Van Ness Ave. Ste. 340, San Francisco, CA 94109

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  • Their Full-Service program costs 6% of monthly rent and includes free advertising, rent collection, annual rent evaluation, monthly financial statements, bill pay services, online account access, maintenance coordination, 24/7 emergency services, inspections and notice posting.
  • Their Premium program costs 10% of monthly rent and includes all components of their Full-Service program plus a video advertising campaign and two property inspections per year.
  • Their Leasing-Only program costs 8% of one month’s rent and includes marketing, property showings, tenant screening, lease signing and move-in coordination.

License #: 00874781

Gordon Property Management

415-554-8812
1596 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

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Multifamily
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Commercial
Short-term
  • Their Full-Service Management program costs 6% of monthly rent and includes a rent analysis, listing, marketing, tenant screening, lease preparation, maintenance and financial reporting.
  • The Full-Service Management program is also subject to the following fees: a leasing fee of 55%, an administrative fee of $125 per year, a Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Compliance fee for out-of-state owners of $125 per quarter and a capital improvement supervisory fee of 5% of the total job cost to oversee large-scale projects.
  • Their Gold Standard program costs 8% of monthly rent plus a leasing fee of 55% of monthly rent. The administrative fee, FTB
  • Compliance fee and capital improvement supervisory fee are included.
  • Their Leasing-Only program costs 85% of one month’s rent and includes a rent analysis, listing, marketing, tenant screening and lease preparation.

License #: 01892279

Berendt Properties

415-854-3922
2209 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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  • Their Marketing package costs $500 and includes HD photography, a 3D interactive tour, a floor plan and designation as a featured listing.
  • Their Premium package costs $1,200 and includes all components of the Marketing package plus tenant screening, lease drafting and digital document signing.
  • Their Exclusive package cost is available by quote and includes all components of the Marketing and Premium packages plus a rental analysis, agent showings and move-in coordination.

License #: 01482409

Sutro Property Management

415-341-8774
330 Townsend St #116, San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • Member of the National Tenant Network to assist the tenant screening process.
  • Their financial services include monthly rent collection, follow-up with delinquent accounts, bill payment services and customized monthly statements.
  • Property maintenance is performed by a list of preferred vendors.
  • Offers 24/7 emergency maintenance services.
  • Their HOA management services include dues collection, bookkeeping, property inspections, expense payment and property maintenance.

License #: 01905856

Progressive Property Group

415-515-4275
235 Kansas St #204, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Multifamily
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Commercial
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  • Their full-service property management program includes leasing, tenant screening, rent collection, property maintenance, 24/7 emergency services, bill payment and monthly financial reports.
  • Their leasing-only program includes a rental market analysis, rent-ready services, advertising, property showing, tenant screening and lease signing.
  • Supervises resident managers as needed.
  • Provides rental board representation.

License #: 01955610

Golden Gate Properties

415-498-0066
1199 De Haro St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • Their full-service property management program includes leasing, tenant screening, rent collection, professional maintenance, bill payment, direct deposit of revenue and monthly financial reports.
  • Supervises resident managers as needed.
  • Utilizes a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS).

License #: 01160588

Hill & Co Property Management

415-292-1777
1700 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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  • In addition to residential properties and homeowners’ associations, they possess more than 20 years of experience in managing co-op properties.
  • Their leasing services include tenant screening, lease preparation, and collection of move-in funds and deposits. They will also arrange a meeting between the tenant and property owner if requested.
  • Their San Francisco rental department is staffed seven days per week by licensed rental agents.
  • Their marketing strategy includes semi-professional or professional photographs, ad development, web advertising and property showings.
  • Utilizes Yardi property management software to generate reports.
  • Association clients are assigned a dedicated team consisting of a property manager, assistant and accounting manager.
  • Their monthly reports provided to association clients include a budget comparison, cash flow, balance sheet, aged receivables, deposit register, check summary and copies of paid invoices.
  • Offers an insurance program for their managed properties.

License #: 01069851

Lightner Property Group

415-267-2900
612 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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  • Their property management portfolio includes residential fourplexes, apartment buildings with more than 70 units and multi-tenant commercial properties.
  • Offers management guidance to single-unit, duplex and fourplex property owners via their affiliate, MyRentalUnits.com.

License #: 00753958

Chandler Properties

415-921-5733
2799 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Multifamily
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  • Property management services are limited to the city of San Francisco.
  • Specializes in small and large apartment buildings.
  • Employs a rental department, staffed with licensed agents, to coordinate advertising, property showings and lease preparation.
  • Their financial package includes a balance sheet, income and expense statement, rent roll and checkbook register.
  • Their accounting services include rent collection, bill payment and direct deposit of revenue.
  • Creates an annual calendar to coordinate monthly maintenance and inspections.
  • Provides a monthly report that outlines the building’s condition, opportunities for improvement and status of current maintenance, repairs and upgrades.
  • Offers a 24-hour answering service for urgent repairs.
  • Owner approval is required for repairs exceeding either $500 or $1,000, depending on the contract terms. All vendor contracts must have the owner’s signature.

License #: 01047402

William Hill Property Management

415-441-1484
2525 Van Ness Ave #214, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Multifamily
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  • Specializes in single-unit properties and properties that consist of up to 40 units.
  • Their Full-Service Management program costs 5% of monthly rent and includes tenant screening, marketing, accounting, deposit collection, rent collection, repairs, 24/7 emergency maintenance, turnover services and legal resources.
  • Their Tenant Placement program, offered to owners of single-unit properties, costs 50% of one month’s rent and includes advertising and tenant screening.
  • Their Maintenance-Only program, offered to owners of multi-unit properties, includes 24/7 emergency maintenance to tenants.
  • Monthly financial statements and year-end 1099s are provided with all programs.
  • They offer two Owner Leasing Service plans. In service plan #1, the owner advertises and shows the property while the company screens potential tenants, creates a rental agreement and coordinates digital lease signing. In service plan #2, the owner shows the property while the company advertises and provides all other services included in service plan #1.
  • Owner may give permission for the company to authorize repairs costing less than $100.

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Property Management SF

800-421-1150
350 Rhode Island St #240, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Multifamily
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Short-term
  • Their Multi-Unit Management program costs 4% of monthly rent and includes tenant placement, lease signing, lease execution, 24/7 response services, accounting and monthly site inspections.
  • Their One-Property Management program costs 4.5% of monthly rent and includes tenant placement, lease signing, lease execution, 24/7 response services, accounting and quarterly site inspections.
  • Their Lease-Up program includes tenant screening, tenant placement, lease signing, collection of deposits and collection of first month’s rent.

License #: 00838890

Caritas Management Corporation

415-647-7191
1358 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  • Manages HUD and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program properties.
  • Their property management services include pre-construction consultation, lease-up, compliance monitoring, accounting, resident programs, in-house maintenance and informal security services.

License #: 01986860

Gaetani Real Estate

415-668-1202
4444 Geary Blvd #100, San Francisco, CA 94118

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Multifamily
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  • Specializes in multi-unit property management.
  • Their property management services include tenant acquisition, rent collection, accounting, bill payment, repairs and maintenance.
  • Tenant acquisition may be provided as a stand-alone service that includes advertising vacancies and screening potential renters.
  • Brokerage services, project management and management analysis services are also available.

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Clark Property Management

415-752-6072
388 Market St #1300, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Provides full-service property management or leasing-only services.
  • Their property management services include rent collection, lease enforcement, property inspections, maintenance coordination, supervising large-scale projects, monthly financial reporting and bill payment.

License #: 01522784

Citywide Property Management

415-552-7300
5517 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121

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  • Assists in pricing and marketing residential and commercial properties.
  • Schedules and conducts property showings for prospective tenants.
  • Performs routine and emergency maintenance services.
  • Conducts move-in and move-out inspections.

License #: 00953382

West Coast Property Management

415-885-6970
714 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

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Multifamily
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Short-term
  • Offers full-service property management, bookkeeping-only, maintenance-only or any tailored combination of services to property owners.
  • They use a combination of an in-house team and outside vendors to complete maintenance and repairs.
  • Their monthly financial statements are generated by their own computer program, customized for ease of use and security.

License #: 01954942

Jackson Group Property Management

415-379-9035
1806 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

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  • Their property management services include advertising, property showing, tenant screening, lease preparation, lease execution, rent collection, property inspections, maintenance, move-out services, online portal access and eviction services.
  • Maintains knowledge in fair housing and rent control regulations.

License #: 01903220

Property Management One

415-674-1595
1808 Wedemeyer St, San Francisco, CA 94129

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Multifamily
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  • Implements reporting procedures and a property manual for building staff and vendors. The property manual includes job descriptions, preventative maintenance schedules and specific job descriptions. This service is provided for HOA clients.
  • Assists the HOA board in planning association meetings and creating the meeting agenda.
  • Maintenance is provided by a list of preferred vendors, with an emphasis on preventative action.
  • Provides 24/7 emergency maintenance services.
  • Conducts regular property inspections and provides results in the monthly management report for HOA and residential clients.
  • Monthly bookkeeping is a standard service for all clients.
  • Offers bill pay services and free direct deposit of revenue.
  • Long-term capital planning and insurance consultations are available as needed

License #: 00990193

Meridian Management Group

415-434-9700
1145 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Multifamily
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Commercial
Short-term
  • Trains resident managers through seminars, procedure manuals and individualized training methods.
  • Utilizes Yardi property management software to generate financial data.
  • Their marketing strategy includes local and regional print and web resources for property exposure.
  • Their property maintenance services include periodic inspections, preventative maintenance, repairs, capital improvements and emergency preparedness.
  • Oversees external supplier management.

License #: 01313323

Property Management Systems

415-661-3860
1426 Fillmore St #217, San Francisco, CA 94115

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Multifamily
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  • Specializes in representing property owners at the San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board.
  • Offers full-service property management or a customized program of accounting, leasing and maintenance services.
  • Full-service property management includes accounting, leasing, maintenance, day-to-day management, tenant relations and service of notices.
  • Their accounting services include monthly rent collection, bill payments, vendor payments, bank reconciliation, monthly financial statements, year-end statements, owner distribution and rent increase management.
  • Their leasing services include marketing, open houses, private showings, tenant screening, tenant contracts, move-in fee collection and a move-in inspection.
  • Holds a minimum of two open houses per week until a vacant property is rented for owners who receive leasing services.
  • Their maintenance services include responding to non-urgent requests, 24/7 emergency availability, periodic property evaluations and coordinating legally-required inspections.
  • For an additional fee, they also provide consulting, expert witness representation and interim management to property owners.

License #: 00548142

Better Property Management

415-861-9980
44 Gough St #205, San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • Personally shows available properties to prospective tenants.
  • Prepares leases with customized clauses, depending on the property.
  • Their bookkeeping services include rent, deposit and fee collection, bill payment and monthly financial statements.
  • Offers 24/7 emergency maintenance services.
  • Coordinates large-scale maintenance and repair projects with outside vendors.
  • Coordinates tenant evictions, including an attorney if required.
  • Utilizes a cloud-based property management system.
  • Their HOA management services include annual board meeting attendance, fee collection, notice distribution, maintenance coordination, 24/7 emergency availability, association document preparation, bookkeeping, monthly financial statements, bill payment, bid solicitation for insurance coverage, budget preparation and maintaining financial statements in accordance with California law.

San Francisco vs. Nearby Cities

The median listing price for San Francisco homes tends to stay around $1 million. The median home value is often just a little higher than $1 million. This is comparable to most smaller cities nearby, including Berkeley and San Mateo. The median home value in Berkeley tends to stay rather close to values seen in San Francisco, but the median listing price is often closer to $900,000.

For substantially lower prices, you may want to consider homes closer to San Jose. This city is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and offers a median listing price closer to $800,000. The median home value is also much lower, coming in around $750,000 much of the time.

San Francisco Property Managers

A property manager is a trusted assistant with significant knowledge about San Francisco and the surrounding area. They can help with every phase of the rental process from determining how much to charge per month to detailing policies and finding the right tenants. Once your property is rented, the manager is key to ensuring that the rental agreement is upheld.

San Francisco Property Management Company Fees

When you hire a property manager in San Francisco, you will likely pay them a percentage of the rent collected from your tenants each month. This may include a vacancy fee when one or more rental units are empty. It’s important to ask questions so that you know what services are and are not included in that basic fee.

California Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • California landlords may use tenant screening services to lea about the rental history of potential tenants. They are also legally permitted to check a tenant’s credit history directly through the credit bureaus.
  • When a landlord collects a holding deposit to reserve a rental unit for specified period of time, they cannot rent that unit to anyone else during that time frame.