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.

Call or email to consult, investigate and discuss.

Graham Thornton – Marketing Director

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/Golden Hills

Pacific Beach/Mission Beach

North Park/University Heights

Ocean Beach/Point Loma

La Mesa/El Cajon

Normal Heights

What People Are Saying About Us

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 23, 2023
Google - Sheila - Cal-Prop Management
They are very thorough. I am really pleased.
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 🙂
Jun 5, 2023
Google - Precious - Cal-Prop Management
I just want to say that Francisco Garcia went above and beyond my expectations. His professionalism and attention to detail is efficient and productive; he meet his deadline and delivered high-quality work. Thank you Francisco you're appreciated.
Jun 1, 2023
Google - Selin - Cal-Prop Management
I wanted to thank Tyler for helping my whole building out! He got our water heater back up and going so quickly after we called in, he was also able to help me with another work order while he was here! Really grateful.
May 26, 2023
Google - Mareike - Cal-Prop Management
We had an issue with the pipes. Tyler, from cal-prop maintenance was professional throughout the repair process. We definitely recommend his services! Thank you, Tyler!
May 21, 2023
Google - James - Cal-Prop Management
I have been a client of Cal-Prop for over 33 years. In that time Cal-Prop has not only managed my real estate portfolio, but they have also given me guidance and helped me find new properties. I have done 1031 exchanges which would have been difficult without Cal-Prop. In managing my properties, they have been proactive and always responsive to my questions and requests. I think 33 years says it all.
May 20, 2023
Google - Susan - Cal-Prop Management
Shay and Crystal oversee our properties and we are happy with the overall results. It’s been challenging to recover from COVID-19 vacancies and turnover of tenants. Within several months, they have organized and improved occupancy.
May 16, 2023
Google - BT - Cal-Prop Management
Kerry is very helpful and will help anything you need we really appreciate a good manager that cares about her tenants Thank you
May 12, 2023
Google - Joseph - Cal-Prop Management
I had such a good experience with Cal-Prop Management during a recent viewing in IB on Calla Avenue. Jesus was such a pleasure to work with. He was professional and attentive and just had a really great attitude. Kind of refreshing to see somebody who likes and is passionate about what they do. He really listened to all the things I was looking for and had great attention to detail. I’m new to the area so it was really helpful to speak with somebody who was knowledgeable of the area and current rental market. I wasn’t able to go through with the rental process due to unforeseen circumstances but definitely look forward to working with Cal-Prop and Jesus again when I am able to. Thank you so much for all of your help!
May 4, 2023
Google - Norma - Cal-Prop Management
Very fast and efficient rental management, the process was very professional and crystal kennedy was so sweet and helpful in all the steps to optioning our rental. Thank you!
Apr 26, 2023
Google - Daniela - Cal-Prop Management
Tyler came to my house last week, he is very efficient, and did everything so quickly. Now, the things he came to fix are working properly. Congrats Tyler, you are a great professional, knows how to keep a good communication, execute a great service and goes the extra mile.
Apr 14, 2023
Google - Vanessa - Cal-Prop Management
Thank you to Kerry for showing me the property on Cowles Mtn/ Navajo. Your friendliness and professionalism is greatly appreciated. Will contact you when I’m ready to proceed. Thank you again.
Mar 31, 2023
Google - Miss - Cal-Prop Management
Property manager Crystal Kennedy has changed the game here! She's responsive and on top of things! No need to call twice. "Don't worry, my job is to put out fires" she said, and that's exactly what she does!
Mar 31, 2023
Google - Samira - Cal-Prop Management
So thankful for Crystal helping me find a place to live and checking in regularly to make sure everything is going well! She is super responsive and helpful.
Mar 27, 2023
Google - Paul - Cal-Prop Management
Cal Prop has been great at communicating with us while managing our properties. Repairs are made with reasonable speed and cost and they are very responsive to our concerns and special requests for the units.
Mar 24, 2023
Google - Urmila - Cal-Prop Management
Cal Prop has been managing my property for over 10 years and they continue to do a great job

Reach Us

4406 Bayard St,
San Diego, CA 92109

CA DRE #01172817

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