This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Property Management companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Property Management industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top San Francisco Property Management Companies
Qualia is a digital closing platform used by real estate professionals, lenders, title and escrow operations, and home buyers and sellers in the United States. Processing real estate transactions for millions of consumers each year, our technology brings together users from across the real estate ecosystem to coordinate every step of the closing process through a secure shared platform.
Built by a diverse team of experts from across the tech, finance, and real estate industries, Qualia combines an enterprise title and escrow production platform, nationwide vendor marketplace, and online closing room for consumers to create a secure, seamless home buying experience for all. The company was launched in 2015 and based in San Francisco, California..
HomeLight helps people in making smart decisions in buying or selling their home. The company’s vision is a world where every real estate transaction is simple, certain, and satisfying.
It develops software and offers services to home buyers, sellers, and real estate agents including HomeLight Agent Matching, the investor matching platform Simple Sale, consumer finance, and lending products through HomeLight Home Loans, and transactional tools through HomeLight Agent Services. HomeLight has helped clients and real estate agents and takes part in real estate business every year.
HomeLight is the objective, end to end platform in real estate that allows individuals to achieve the best outcome from their home transaction. HomeLight has won awards and mentions from Inc.
Magazine’s 2019 Best Places to Work and Fortune Magazine as a Real Estate Company to Watch.. .
Opendoor is an operator of an online real estate marketplace used to streamline the sales process of home buying and selling. It helps sellers to receive an offer without listing or showing their home and buyers to browse for homes on sale and instantly unlock them using the company’s application that enables customers to buy and sell properties in a hassle freeway.
Opendoor was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.. .
Pillow provides Internet-based management services. It offers information about a property, essential amenities, and other apartments and houses.
The company is an Expedia group that solves short-term rentals for multifamily properties, allowing building owners and property managers to have control and transparency over short-term rentals while enabling their residents to rent their units short-term on listings sites such as Homeaway, VRBO, and Airbnb.. .
Sundae’s mission is to help homeowners get the best outcome when it’s time to sell a house that needs some love. For too long, the process of selling outdated and damaged houses has been terrible for sellers.
Local property investors capitalize on homeowner distress to purchase houses cheaply and resell them for huge profits. Sundae is putting more of those profits back in the hands of the homeowner.
We’ve developed a model to predict when sellers will need our help, and a best-in-class sales and marketing team to reach them and a trusted brand that allows us to grow even faster through word of mouth and referrals. With scale and efficiency, we’re able to redistribute economic value to sellers in the form of the most competitive price so that Sundae can become the largest buyer of homes that need love in the United States..
Lyric is a tech and data-powered real estate and lifestyle hospitality company for the modern business traveler. It also designs and operates locally inspired short term rental properties that offer a professional, reliable, and delightful experience, far above what travelers get when they rent from an individual homeowner.
Lyric is committed to building a driven, supportive, and diverse environment to ensure they’re all inspired and pushed forward every day. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California..
Rentberry is the first closed-loop platform that makes the long-term rental process transparent and efficient, eliminates the hassle of paper applications and helps properties get their true market price. Its patented technology allows tenants to submit custom offers and potentially save $87 bln on move-in costs that are currently blocked as rental security deposits.
Rentberry has a solid track record which goes beyond a vision and a roadmap. Our product has already been established and proven to be a successful business within the long-term rental space..
HappyCo (Happy Inspector)
HappyCo is taking traditional paper based processes out of the dark ages. HappyCo develops software for companies that have operation teams who rely on paper forms (such as inspections/checklist/audits) and help to re-imagine the way they work.
HappyCo makes industry leading mobile solutions for rental housing, hospitality, and real estate.. .
Centriq is the platform for the smarter home. It is one place for homeowners to turn for all the important information in the house, easily accessible through their smartphone – bringing user manuals, spare parts (and easy ordering through Amazon), maintenance alerts, how to videos from experts, and so much more, all in a free award-winning easy to use consumer app.
Co-founded by two executives from Salesforce who simply thought there should be a better way to manage all of the information in their own homes.. .
Rentlytics is building the platform to transform the world’s real estate data into accessible information. Today, Rentlytics technologies are actively powering many of the largest real estate investment management firms in the world.
Rentlytics is trusted to deliver the information and the tools necessary to make sustainable, high-return portfolio decisions in the increasingly complex market. The Rentlytics Team is a diverse, spirited group of technologists committed to addressing the needs of modern real estate investment management while fundamentally improving the industry through better technology.
The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with a satellite offices in Sacramento, CA and Denver, CO.. .
Ecomedes is a provider of a SaaS platform that helps manufacturers, designers, builders, and building owners save time and money. The platform connects manufacturers’ offerings with buyers’ requirements for commercial building products that meet a project’s sustainability goals.
It streamlines the processes of collection, maintenance, discovery, comparison, documentation, and performance analysis. Owners, designers, constructors, manufacturers, distributors, and other members of the building project team rely on Ecomedes’ catalog of digital products, harmonized with 35 product certifications and 4 building certifications, to build a shared system of record for product evaluation and selection.
Kathleen Egan, Paul Shahriari, Brian Rowe, Hung Vo, and Michael Shahriari co-founded the company in San Francisco, California in 2016.. .
Entera enables investors to easily find and buy residential real estate. Powered by machine-learning, Entera’s end-to-end residential real estate investment platform modernizes the real estate buying process.
Entera’s proprietary discovery algorithms, intelligent tools and tech-enabled local expert real estate service team help our clients access and evaluate more properties, make data-driven investment decisions, and win more deals – 100% online.. .
Zeehaus, formed in late 2016 in Silicon Valley, is a real estate equity sharing marketplace and ownership management platform. The marketplace was launched in April 2018 and is the first and only one-stop marketplace to connect buyers with investors who will digitally purchase fractional ownership in US real estate.
Entire process for buying, closing, processing investor payout and property expense, as well as fractional selling, is automated. Ownership and rental payment history are recorded through both Trust Agreement & Stellar / Hyperledger multi-blockchain through the use of Smart Contract..
Resident Boost is a funded mission-driven company that is focused on improving the leasing process for tenants, landlords, and property managers. Resident Boost was birthed from the frustrations the founders faced when trying to lease their own apartments.
The process was fragmented and the workflow was broken. At Resident Boost, our mission is to make leasing frictionless by leveraging conversational AI and machine learning to reduce the time and involvement needed from tenants, landlords, and property managers..
We are a mission-driven PBC creating tools for the truthful and secure exchange of information through video. We developed a technology we call Certified Reality(tm) which authenticates the time and place of each video and prevents tampering.
Our solution is as simple as it is foolproof: tethered content. Our first application is yaza, a map-based video storytelling app that realtors use to record immersive home and neighborhood tours.
The authenticity of these narrated tours builds trust with remote buyers and helps realtors sell more homes. It is a realtor-centric market network that combines the viral nature of social messaging with a marketplace that becomes defensible at scale due to network effects.
Trends in e-commerce point to the rise of social selling and market networks, where trusted friends or influencers guide purchases rather than star ratings by strangers. The real estate market invented social selling, with Realtors being the original influencers.
Yet, ironically, most proptech business models count on cutting realtors out. Yaza is different.
We put realtors front and center, a unique approach that is winning praise from customers and industry press alike. ( www.yaza.io/press ) Beyond the experience of our team, our secret sauce is the aforementioned Certified Reality.
Monthli is revolutionizing HOA management software. Their cloud based, online platform allows everyone involved in a community to be better informed and improve their property values.
But the really revolutionary thing is: It’s FREE! But that’s madness! How can they do that? They provide your community or management company with best-in-the-industry software that in the future will provide optional paid services. They will also make money through ancillary services, like helping you produce escrow documents, find better and less expensive insurance, and introducing your association to the best vendors and service providers in your area..
ImanageRent is the connected platform for small landlords and property managers to automatically collect rent, manage their properties and activate the lease provisions. A multidevice plug&play solution that smoothly activates and automatically enforces the lease provisions, leading to a better relationship between tenants and landlords.
IManageRent simplifies the Landlords’ life, helping save time and money.. .
Orbirental is a web platform designed by technology and vacation rental experts to simplify the vacation rental booking process. The app helps managing team and resources the best way possible at a fraction of the cost of more complex software currently available on the market.
Based on a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use sale-centric pipeline, and backed by a powerful automation engine, Orbirental maximizes lead-to-booking conversion rates, decreases operation costs and ultimately increases rental revenues for property owners and agencies.. .
PocketBuildings enables users to store, view and share their building plans and rich media. It was founded by two guys who unexpectedly fell in love with real estate tech.
The PocketBuildings team is working hard to place the world’s real estate at your fingertips and proudly launched its platform in March 2020.. .
Frontdesk Anywhere is a Hotel Management System (Web Based Hospitality PMS Software) to manage reservations, online booking and TripAdvisor integration for hotels, motels, suites and resorts. The company’s focus is a B2B SaaS Hotel Management Platform that enables small to mid-sized hotels and their hotel management group enterprises to better manage the sales and guest interaction processes.
The back office system includes comprehensive business rules that enable global business to manage with a single system. The Frontdesk Anywhere Hotel Management Platform is fully customizable with an easy to use interface for hotel employees and management.
The included sales channel management enables hotels to easily sell their room inventory online, through online travel agencies and directly to travel agents. Its clients are hotel management companies as well as independent hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs and accommodation properties of all types..
OWNR (www.ownr.eu) is the only company globally to be providing residential real estate leasing to consumers through a proprietary technology platform that digitises almost the entire process. OWNR’s meta-search engine has the largest number of properties for sale in the Hamburg market and the company closed its financing round to acquire up to 1,000 properties.
Services are launched in Hamburg, with Berlin and other major German cities to follow quickly. OWNR has also established a London office to support a UK launch and looking to enter the US market..
Pacific Union is the luxury real estate brand in Northern California. For us, “luxury” is measured by the quality of our people and our service — not the price of a property.
Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Bay Area or the Tahoe/Truckee region, Pacific Union is committed to providing you an extraordinary experience. They pride ourselves on exceeding expectations at every turn — whether it’s with our unparalleled neighborhood knowledge, our willingness to go the extra mile, or our unmatched professional expertise and experience.
With more than 30 offices in the Greater Bay Area and the Tahoe/Truckee region, more than any other independent real-estate firm, they offer a full range of personal and commercial real estate services — including buying, selling, and relocation. In addition, our exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate, the property division of the legendary auction house, enables us to market our sellers’ properties to more buyers in more places than any other brand..
Cityfeet offers an online platform that enables businesses and professionals to find commercial properties, and office and retail spaces. Cityfeet enables individuals and real estate agents to advertise properties through its website.
Cityfeet was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.. .
Align Residential is an exclusive real estate management company dedicated to creating unique experiences. Align Residential is an affiliate of Align Real Estate, a property owner, developer, and operator focused on the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest, and Greater Los Angeles markets.
Align Real Estate was founded by Jason Chadorchi and David Balducci in 2015. In 2018, Roman Speron joined the firm, at which point Align Residential was born.
In their careers prior to forming Align Residential, the Align principals were responsible for some of the country’s most exclusive and successful residential communities that transcended industry norms by implementing exacting hospitality standards, introducing cutting edge technology, and creating award-winning storytelling. Through managing with nuance and discipline, Align establishes brand loyalty and creates value for its residents that translates into value for its partners..
RealEstateInvestor.com provides a platform to connect people, processes, and technology to solve problems for real estate entrepreneurs. We are uniquely qualified to solve complex problems for real estate entrepreneurs in the areas of lead generation, marketing, systems, technology, and resources.
As an Inc. 500 fastest growing company, we take very seriously our mission “to create a measurable difference in people’s lives.”.
Scanforce can deliver a written quote in seconds, and final 2D architectural plans, a 3D building model (BIM), and 360° photo walk-through within 5-7 days. Scanforce evolved from the need to generate digital models of existing buildings quickly, affordably and accurately.
The first step of every building project, whether it be new construction or remodeling an existing structure, is a comprehensive understanding of current conditions. Before Scanforce, architects, engineers, and builders needed days or even weeks to visit a site, photograph it, survey it, hand sketch it, and annotate it prior to beginning the design phase..
Original concept trialed on a 6000 square foot building which returned the capital in the same year of launch. New building is 11,000 square feet in the heart of SoMa on three floors.
Co-working and future co-living space in San Francisco for bootstrappers, builders and disrupters with a emphasis on supporting diversity and wellness in the workplace.. .
Prado Group is a real estate company offering development, acquisitions, and investment services. They seek in-fill, supply-constrained markets with high barriers-to-entry.
It pursues sustainable investment returns by focusing on asset strategies that create value through asset management, development, repositioning, and property enhancement. Their goal is to enhance the communities we work in by creating high-quality, sustainable environments for people to live, work, shop, and relax..
Banner helps property managers get bids on repair and maintenance work. Banner connects property managers with vendors, making it easy to procure standardized bids for services and supplies.
Our customers get 20% cheaper bids on average, in 20% of the time. Banner provides a platform to support the entire capital process, including bidding, bid leveling, cost tracking and reporting..
AgentMachine started in 2004 with the simple idea that finding the best Real Estate agent in your area shouldn’t be so difficult. Their dedication to helping customers find only the best agents has propelled them to the nation’s #1 Top Real Estate agent referral network with over $400 million in property sold per year.
In today’s challenging Real Estate environment, working with a Top Real Estate agent is more important than ever.. .
NAI Northern California
NAI Northern California is a progressive, full service commercial real estate firm serving the Northern California Bay Area. Recognized as one of the Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Firms by the East Bay and San Francisco Business Times, NAI Northern California’s commitment to the Bay Area is long-term and dedicated to delivering the best results for our clients.
Our mission is to deliver unparalleled services to our clients through innovation, collaboration, and extensive knowledge of commercial real estate.. .
Polaris Real Estate Partners
Polaris Real Estate Partners invests as a principal in multifamily properties. Polaris Real Estate Partners’ experience gives them the expertise to execute a wide variety of transaction structures.
They have acquired both distressed multifamily assets and multifamily construction projects, as well as numerous stabilized properties.. .
Urban Bellhop is a dedicated service helping vacation rental hosts (Airbnb / VRBO) maximize their rental opportunities. For host who may be you out of town, busy at the office, or unable to meet potential Airbnb guests, Urban Bellhop is here to meet, greet and get your guests settled in to their properties.
We are a team of experienced vacation rental hosts who know the value of being flexible and accommodating. We provide multiple services to enhance a rental host’s ability to rent their properties more often and at higher rates.
From check in services, rental turnover services, full cleaning services, property staging, and listing management. Urban Bellhop also offers services for the guests ranging from picking up groceries to scheduling tours.
The team at Urban Bellhop provides 5 star services for vacation rental properties.. .
Patson is a niche property development company, with a focus on the prime urban core locations of San Francisco, Walnut Creek, and the northern San Francisco Peninsula. Much of their product is ground up development and refurbishment and their team has built an impressive track record in this area.
They also provide property management, asset management, and investment advisory services. They take on just a few exceptional projects at any one time.
Transit oriented locations have always been of particular interest. Patson was founded in 1984 by Ian Paget and David Harrison, both of whom remain active in the business today, taking a personal role in each project.
Their charge is to do the best deals they can for their investors and partners. They do that by conducting their business to the highest standards and treating all parties with integrity, whether they be buyers, sellers, tenants, government agencies, lenders, investors, etc..
RetailQuest helps people lease Retail Property. Using property, broker and tenant profiles RetailQuest allows the participants in the retail leasing communities find the information they need to lease space faster and more effectively.
RetailQuest allows users to search and add property profiles free of charge marking it a unrestricted marketplace for users. Account holders can pay to upgrade their accounts in order to access services that help them lease space more efficiently.
RetailQuest competes with it competitors by: Offering a completely free to search and list service. Focusing specifically on Retail Commercial Property.
Making the search and listing process faster, easier and less expensive. Offering Profiles that do not expire.
Offering a better set of features.. .
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