San Diego Property Management

Trust, Relationships, Shared Goals
Good Tenants, Excellent Results!

Owner/InvestorsCurrent/Prospective Residents

36 Years of Valuable Experience & Dedication. Intangibles That Cannot Be Duplicated.

Whether you own one unit or dozens, Cal-Prop’s deep expertise, personalized approach, and time-tested tools enable you to operate your property like a real estate professional and have the time to enjoy your life. Owner Rick Thornton has a portfolio of over 100k square feet of income property bringing a much needed ownership perspective to property management.

Why Choose Us

Cal-Prop Management was established in 1987 to revolutionize the property management experience in San Diego. We are distinguished from our competition by:

Steady Cash Flow

We will bring you steady cash flow you can depend on.  Our team of professionals bring you the best property management and maintenance services to ensure high ROI and 100% tenant retention.

Dedicated Team

Your dedicated property management team is at your disposal with a single point  of contact responsible for your property.  Your Vice President coordinates your team – Property Manager, Assistant Property Manager, Maintenance Director, Maintenance Coordinator and our Technicians – ensuring efficient unit turns, leasing, renovations, and repairs.

First-rate Customer Service

Everything is online, but we answer the phone faster and better than any of our competitors.

Quick Turns with High Quality Tenants

Our proprietary tenant screening process, quick turn practices, and an all hands-on deck approach gives us an advantage to find, qualify and close the best tenants.

Fast and Affordable Property Maintenance

We are pros at tackling major issues such as mold, mainlines and floods and bringing fast, cost effective results.  For example, any mainline replacement is 75-80% of the cost of a typical plumbing contractor. Our in-house team aim to give you better pricing and faster service to minimize vacancy and turnover time while ensuring 100% resident satisfaction.

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Rick Thornton

Our Current Portfolio of
Satisfied Owner/Investors

We are an organized property management firm in San Diego that works for homeowners and investors as they desire. Even if you are hands-off or in retirement, we assist you in day-to-day decision-making. We are personally involved in the property management process to ensure 100% client satisfaction.

Actively Managed


Individual Homes and Condominiums

Owner Testimonials

“I have worked with Cal-Prop for the management of my rental property in San Diego for the last 6 years and have been very satisfied with both their service and responsiveness. As a homeowner with an equity property, they certainly make it a hassle free experience and everyone I have worked with has been very accommodating and professional. I would highly recommend Cal-Prop!”

-Alison Lesser

“Cal-Prop is absolutely outstanding. The rental property world is fraught with uncertainty and risks on both the owner and renter sides. The professionalism, courtesy, advice, guidance and explanation of financial matters were impeccably expert and always delivered in a timely fashion. Their management is likewise highly responsive. Very enthusiastic 10 out 10 (A#1 +++ rating).”

-Konrad Moore

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the service Cal-Prop provided. He took all the worry and frustration out of renting my condo AND got a great tenant within 2 weeks! I would gladly recommend Lance to anyone looking for a professional property management to assist with their rental. Thank you so much Cal-Prop!”

-Kelly Kelleher

“We have been extremely pleased to have Cal-Prop manage our 8 unit apartment in San Diego for several years. Cal-Prop President Rick Thornton managed an extensive construction and building upgrade for us. The property has been maintained in good condition and the rents were kept in good accord with market values. We recommend Cal-Prop highly.”

-Thomas O’Brien

For Renters

Cal-Prop Management provides a seamless rental experience for renters that makes their stay easy and comfortable. All our rentals are best-priced, well-kept, and most desirable in the vicinity.


Areas We Serve

San Diego
Chula Vista
Del Mar
El Cajon
Golden Hill
La Jolla
La Mesa
Mira Mesa
Mission Beach
Mission Hills
Mission Valley
Normal Heights
North Park
Ocean Beach
Pacific Beach
Point Loma
Spring Valley
University City

What People Are Saying About Us

Jul 14, 2024
Google - Grisel - Cal-Prop Management
I had an excellent experience with Keith! From the first contact, he was incredibly kind and helpful. Keith scheduled a visit to the apartment and made sure I had all the information I needed. During the visit, he was very professional and showed me all the details of the apartment. His customer service was exceptional and made my search for a new home easier and pleasant. I am very happy with Keith's service and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new place to rent with Cal-Prop!
Jul 13, 2024
Google - Stacie - Cal-Prop Management
Catherine was super friendly and understanding of my situation, and with help from Alexis, managed to get me my top choice for apartments in San Diego! Excellent customer service, punctual, and made sure to keep me updated so I have better piece of mind while going through the application process. Recommend!
Jul 12, 2024
Google - Jon - Cal-Prop Management
Best in the business. Professional, knowledgeable, diligent. Melissa is an incredible manager and advocate for her clients. Highly recommend.
Jul 10, 2024
Google - Nico - Cal-Prop Management
We were in need of an apartment and saw a listing for Cal Prop. I contacted them to schedule a viewing, and Kate responded promptly. She was very easy to talk to and asked me all the things I needed in an apartment – move-in dates and my budget. Kate really made this whole process easy and hassle-free 🙂 We all know how stressful it is looking for an apartment, especially when you don't have much time outside of work. Thank you, Kate, for doing all the hard work for us!
Jul 10, 2024
Google - Audette - Cal-Prop Management
Awesome! Responsive, thorough, honest, communicative, smart, thoughtful, and so much more! Cannot recommend highly enough!
Jul 10, 2024
Google - Robert - Cal-Prop Management
Very happy - no issues whatsoever. Taker care, Robert Low
Jul 9, 2024
Google - Olivia - Cal-Prop Management
Moving is such a stressful time but Bobby made it so easy for me! Most people I reached out to wouldn’t even respond but Bobby was quick, professional, very communicative and clearly wanted to help. He got me into a showing right away, listened to what I wanted and didn’t want and ultimately led me to an apartment I absolutely love! He still checks in and is always fast to respond any questions I may have. Best property manager I’ve worked with hands down! 10/10 🌟 Since moving in I also had some maintenance done and Tyler did such a great job. He was timely and efficient in his communication and work! I’ve heard poor things about general maintenance when living in apartment buildings but I’ve had a great experience living here so far!
Jul 9, 2024
Google - Lacey - Cal-Prop Management
Maria, my landlord, has been nothing but helpful from Cal-prop. She returns my calls and service requests in a timely manner, while sending the necessary people to help when needed. Moving in was a breeze and she was a great communicator throughout the process. I have appreciated and valued working with Maria and cal-prop.
Jun 21, 2024
Google - Thomas - Cal-Prop Management
I first reached out to Bobby in late April 2024, and he helped me secure a place very quickly. He was super nice, professional, and very quick to respond even when I bothered him outside of working hours. Unfortunately, for reasons unrelated to Bobby or Cal-Prop, that arrangement fell through. In late June 2024, Bobby texted me unprompted about a new available unit that was exactly like what I was looking for back in April. While he obviously wants business, I still appreciated that he reached out to me personally. Again, he was super nice, professional, and went out of his way to assist me. Fortunately, that arrangement did go through and Bobby made it quick and easy. Would recommend 10/10
Jun 19, 2024
Google - Jake - Cal-Prop Management
As a first time renter navigating the challenging San Diego rental market, I was so lucky to find Cal-Prop Management. From the very first phone call, Kate was attentive, friendly, and very responsive to all my questions, concerns and requests. She made every effort to make sure I got a great place for a great price. Thanks to Kate and Alexis’s help, I was able to find a safe, clean and affordable place in a highly desirable area. I highly recommend Cal-Prop Management to anyone who is looking for a stress free way to find your next home.
Jun 12, 2024
Google - Tommy - Cal-Prop Management
Great guys!
Jun 8, 2024
Google - Артем - Cal-Prop Management
It was a great experience working with Kate, she was attentive showing me the quality apartment and good price! I totally recommend it, Cal prop management is excellent thinking about their costumers. Thank you Kate for everything!
Jun 8, 2024
Google - Ben - Cal-Prop Management
I currently lease from Cal-prop management and Kate conducted a house tour. The tour went well. Kate was friendly, communicative, and professional. Thanks Kate
Jun 5, 2024
Google - Sonari - Cal-Prop Management
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Catherine during our search for a new place. I cannot speak highly enough about the exceptional customer service we received. She was so nice and patient with us. Catherine was with us every step of the way. Even though it didn't work out with us for other reasons because of our current lease. She was very understanding and put in a lot of effort for us. I highly recommend her to anyone that is searching for their new home. She will take good care of you. THANK YOU Catherine!
May 23, 2024
Google - Joey - Cal-Prop Management
This is the 2nd time we’ve had maintenance come by in the few years we’ve lived in these apartments (Oceanside) and both times our maintenance tech was Tyler. Extremely professional and communicative with us as to what he’s doing. He is very clean during his work and gets the fixes done quick. No reoccurring have come from his fixes and we will definitely be requesting him if we need any future maintenance.
May 19, 2024
Google - Bruce - Cal-Prop Management
Great experiences working with this team. I usually correspond with Mario and he is prompt and helpful. I have worked with Cal-Prop for years and it is noteworthy that they are constantly improving.
May 17, 2024
Google - Zach - Cal-Prop Management
Alexis at Cal-prop has been very helpful during our application process for a home. Working with her is seamless and stress free, thanks to her quick responses and overall professionalism.
May 15, 2024
Google - Bonita - Cal-Prop Management
Very helpful and quick to answer questions even though the Office is still busy. I liked the Customer Service I got especially from the Receptionist. Also, Francisco was very helpful when he showed to fix our Bathroom Sink. Thank for being responsive to our Housing needs and comfort. I really appreciate that!
Apr 26, 2024
Google - Joel - Cal-Prop Management
Great service, very responsive!
Mar 14, 2024
Google - Erika - Cal-Prop Management
Melissa Young has been the most professional and helpful representative I’ve had the pleasure of working with while navigating floods for a unit. Thank you !!

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4406 Bayard St,
San Diego, CA 92109

CA DRE #01172817

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