Owner Testimonials

“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

Owns 8 unit apartment complex in North Pacific Beach

“I have had the good fortune to have chosen Rick Thornton and Cal-Prop to manage several of my properties. Rick and his team have always done a great job and kept us at the highest rental rates and occupancy levels possible. Their old tenant to new tenant turnovers are/were quick and painless with the down or vacant time as quick as it gets. Their repairs and maintenance fees have always been reasonable and honest. Rick’s and his staff’s communication with me on all/any issues have been stellar to say the least. We have had great experience with Rick Thornton and recommend all of the Cal-Prop entities to anyone seeking a property manager and/or real estate sales agent/company.”
Tom Armstrong

Owns 4 units in Pacific Beach

“I use Louis Swanepoel from Cal-Prop to manage my property in Pacific Beach and he has done an outstanding job. Right from the start, he put forth a great deal of effort to rent our property and found renters quickly. His communication skills are fantastic and we are very satisfied clients. Highly recommended for anyone needing a property manager and thank you!!!!”
Jared Ott

Owns Condo in Pacific Beach

“Nothing but good things to say . . . I have dealt with many rental agencies and property management companies, I am a long time SD county real estate agent and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Cal-Prop to handle my clients for all their rental service needs. He has never let me down or any of my owners; I even recommend all my rental folks to them. In short, I’ve always had a great experience with Cal-Prop Management. You should give them a try, you’ll be happy you did.”
Robert Bonham

“Cal-Prop Shay are a great team. I have been with Cal-Prop for several years and have had a consistently positive experience with them. Lance: high energy, good design ideas, quick turn-around, good follow-through, professional, can make almost anything happen, unflappable, excellent problem-solving. Shay: reliable, patient, good communication skills, efficient, feel attended to if there’s a question or problem, excellent response time through phone or email. In my experience they advocate for both tenant and owner. Thank you!”
Victoria Wightman

Owns a duplex & a single-family residential in Pacific Beach

“For anyone contemplating using Cal-Prop as their property management company, I highly recommend that you do so. I have used Cal-Prop for 4 years now and Shay Barry is my property manager and have nothing but praise for his efforts and reliability. As a constantly deployed Naval Officer, currently living overseas, Shay’s responsiveness and commitment have truly impressed me and provided me peace of mind. He is extremely reliable, runs problems to the ground and does a great job of keeping me informed of the status of my property. Cal-Prop is responsive to tenants concerns, provides prompt maintenance techs and is a very professional company.”
John Hill

Owns a 4-plex in Pacific Beach

“We worked with Lance Miller at Cal-Prop Management to rent a house for our family in San Diego. Lance was very professional and thorough. Cal-Prop is a well-organized agency and we feel confident that they will continue to assist us with our rental needs. I highly recommend Cal-Prop to owners and tenants who are looking to work with experienced professionals.”
Lloyd Fisk

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

Owns Condo in Mira Mesa

“For the past 7 years we have had the good fortune of having Cal Prop manage our single family home in San Diego. Shay Barry is our Property Manager and I cannot say enough good things about him! He is professional, thorough, pro-active, willing to go the extra mile, and truly cares about us as his clients. He always presents us with options when it comes to having maintenance done and he sends us pictures of the work that is done. With Shay as our Property Manager I don’t have to worry about my house. I am a Realtor in another state and so I know that finding an excellent property manager can make all the difference to an owner. Shay is at the top of his game in this business and we could not be more appreciative of all he does! We look forward to many more years of working together with Shay and Cal Prop!”
Susan Savage

Owns house in La Jolla on Mt. Soledad

“Very rarely have I had the opportunity to say “They were awesome”. . . Look at the timeline: we closed Escrow on this apartment in San Diego on a Friday, when I was out of town in Washington, met our good man on the Saturday. He buzzed around the apartment with his indefatigable camera, went through all the myriad details of the lease agreement, patiently explaining to us all the subtle nuances of renting out a place. He rings us up on TUESDAY, (!!) just 2~3 days later to let us know, he has successfully rented out the place. This is simply amazing service. He is amazingly collegial, and you couldn’t find a better person to work with. Unhesitatingly and very highly recommend his camaraderie and professionalism.”
Shantanu Sinha

Owns a Condo in Mira Mesa

“Just started working with Cal-Prop, and so far so good : my place has been rented out with a minimum of vacancy, and he’s been responsive and knowledgeable in our interactions. Looking forward to more of the same!”
Sachin Ganpule

Owns Condo in La Jolla

“I have had a great experience with Cal-Prop Management. Eric Paulin (Property Manager) handles my unit and has been very responsive and attentive. He goes above and beyond, not only making sure that work orders are completed in a timely manner, but checking back to ensure everything was done right. The maintenance has been very friendly and knowledgeable. Jose Cortez (Maintenance Tech) is such a nice guy and really makes me feel at ease and confident that nothing is going to happen because Cal Prop has everything covered. Great team!”
Nic Frigo

“Cal-Prop is the only company you want to talk to if you are looking for property management. He is very professional and extremely efficient at renting a property. He is always available to allay any concerns you might have. We went to Cal-Prop to handle a rental property after we had been trying to manage it ourselves. We had another well known management company prior to this and it took them months to rent our property. They continued to charge us fees even though they could or would not get it rented. They were impossible to get a hold of, no one would return our calls. Lance on the other hand came in after our tenant left us in a lurch and made everything easy and took care of all the details. Our property was rented in a couple of weeks. If you need property management call . . . Cal-Prop.”
Will P.

“I was trying to rent out my condo by myself but found the process cumbersome and time consuming. I was having no success at getting qualified renters. I remembered using Cal Prop as a renter over 10 years ago and had a good experience. So I finally decided to contact Cal Prop and left a message about my situation and within minutes I received a call back. I met with him the next day and within 2 weeks he had qualified tenants for my condo signed up for a 1 year lease. He is very responsive and quick with any follow up or questions that I have. They take care of the WHOLE process- from showing the condo, background checks, periodic inspections, billing, legal contracts and tenant applications, etc. I’m very happy with Cal Prop’s customer service and would recommend them to BOTH renters and property owners looking to rent their place.”
Larry Miller

Owns a Condo in Pacific Beach

“As a homeowner I was apprehensive allowing a property management company to take care of my property. I heard of this management company through family and decided to use them. I am glad I was paired with Lance Miller. He is great and very friendly. He addressed my concerns within 1-2 business days. I found a renter within a short period of time. I feel confident with Lance Miller managing my place!”
Faye G.

Owns a Condo in Serra Mesa

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

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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