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.

Click here to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your goals.

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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

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 !!
Feb 23, 2024
Google - James - Cal-Prop Management
I have been using Cal-Prop Since 1990. They have always been responsive and addressed any questions I had. When work is needed on my buildings, they attend to it quickly. In addition, they follow-up with making sure the work is done correctly. Many times, they have gone above and beyond the scope of our contract. They have integrity. I would recommend them to anyone.
Feb 6, 2024
Google - Roslyn - Cal-Prop Management
During the one cold day in San Diego - we managed to throw our apartment into a black out, running a trusty space heater. Since we work from home, this was quite the conundrum. Cal-Prop sent out maintenance (Chris) the same day, actually within the hour! Chris determined which outlet caused the issue and as he did, discovered that the majority of our outlets were in need of an update. Admittedly, our apartment is vintage (and we love it that way), but we don't use all of the outlets so we didn't realize the extent of the wear and tear on them, especially with the salt air which seems to destroy everything faster around here! Anyway, Chris did an incredibly job of replacing those, fixing 3 light fixtures in the apartment too whose wiring was causing them not to work (not a bulb issue) and also fixed the 2nd bedroom door that had expanded with heat and retracted with the cold, so much that it didn't fit in it's frame, flush. We're very happy with the speedy call to action from our Property Manager, Jaime & Chris' handy work. Thank you!
Dec 22, 2023
Google - Jessica - Cal-Prop Management
Crystal did such a good job responding to my call when needed. They fixed my plumbing Issue. The plumbers were also very professional and nice . Robert
Dec 18, 2023
Google - Sebastian - Cal-Prop Management
Living in a Cal-prop managed property has been an okay experience. The apartment is in good condition, but it's not perfect. Louis has been a helpful contact, especially when dealing with maintenance issues. Thank you!
Dec 16, 2023
Google - Miranda - Cal-Prop Management
Crystal was amazing and so helpful throughout our entire lease! Thanks Crystal!!
Nov 29, 2023
Google - Caitlyn - Cal-Prop Management
The maintenance guy, Tyler was a pre Christmas angel. I had about 4 things go wrong in the apartment and while he thought he was coming here to just fix blinds, he took care of everything else I needed in the apartment. He was so kind, super quick, and as quiet as he could be (I work from home and was on a call). He’s an amazing worker.
Nov 21, 2023
Google - Sheila - Cal-Prop Management
They are very thorough. I am really pleased.
Nov 21, 2023
Google - Michael - Cal-Prop Management
Mr. Barry is a true asset to cal prop. I have had them as my property management copy since the beginning or approx. 15 years. Company overall is a great company however Mr. Barry is professional, responsive, respectful and prompt when handling the issue with your tenants. I plan on staying with Cal prop for many more years because of him.
Nov 14, 2023
Google - Britt - Cal-Prop Management
Very helpful and friendly!
Oct 21, 2023
Google - Kurt - Cal-Prop Management
My guy Shay is doing a great job with my rentals and helping me rehab them when it's time!
Oct 2, 2023
Google - Justin - Cal-Prop Management
I have dealt with Cal-prop throughout the years and have always found their service to be reliable and professional. The managers are polite and friendly and I would definitely mention Kerry Davis for her great communication. Thank you Kerry!
Aug 7, 2023
Google - Steven - Cal-Prop Management
When looking for my apartment I contacted multiple property management companies. Although I did not choose a property with Cal-Prop, Crystal Kennedy still gave me an informative tour and reminded me to stay in touch if my current living situation needs to change.
Jul 12, 2023
Google - Chrissy - Cal-Prop Management
Great customer service: responsive, empathetic, compassionate, and professional.
Jun 30, 2023
Google - Renee - Cal-Prop Management
My family and I have lived here for awhile. We honestly appreciate Kerry Davis for being attentive, cooperative and compassionate. Thank you for all that you do.
Jun 12, 2023
Google - Allan - Cal-Prop Management
Called in an issue with shower doors and spoke with Jaime who was friendly, empathetic and professional. Less than 24 hours later I got a text from Anthony who coordinated a time to meet and then arrived on time, as promised. Anthony not only made the repair, his thoughtfulness made the shower area better than ever! Immediately following the repair, Crystal, our Property Manager, followed up to ensure the repairs were done right. (Worth mentioning is Crystal's always sunny disposition! A real pleasure to work with.) Crystal, Jaime, and Anthony all went above and beyond in their attention to detail, coordination, and flawless execution. I strongly recommend Cal-Prop to anyone looking for their next San Diego apartment.
Jun 6, 2023
Google - Erin - Cal-Prop Management
Very timely on an issue I was having! I was provided with very fast responses and my solution to my problem was solved fairly quickly. I’m super grateful to have a property manager as great as Crystal! Thank you again 🙂

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4406 Bayard St,
San Diego, CA 92109

CA DRE #01172817

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