What Tenants Want in Today’s Market

With the COVID-19 Delta variant keeping many city activities off the table and employers constantly shifting return-to-office policies, many tenants are still identifying their apartments as a live-work oasis, as opposed the crash pad it once was.  In addition, with the complete shut down in the near recent past, tenants aren’t soon going to forget how much time they were forced to spend at home, and therefore continue to be picky about their abodes.

Out of Corruption Comes Windfall for Landlords

Under a settlement deal with San Francsico, Recology will refund a portion of rate hikes paid by Recology customers between 2017-2020 that disgraced Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru approved. During the City’s negotiations with Recology, Nuru allegedly accepted over $1 million in bribes from Recology.

Now is the Time to Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There is no doubt that electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream. With a 2018 high of EV sales, a slight drop in 2019 (probably attributed to an influx of early adopters in 2018) and yet another drop in 2020 attributable to less commuting due to COVID-related shut downs, the data show increasing EV adoption. And… Read More

Is Your Property a Good Investment?

While many of our clients are savvy investors, we have just as many clients who are just looking to pad their nest egg and think an investment property is a good option or inherited a property that they would like to keep in the family. Because a property is a tangible investment, you can see… Read More

A Year of COVID-19–What Next?

It has been over a year since all our worlds changed due to the pandemic. As we embark on our recovery, the market remains soft, and some of the past year’s resolutions should remain in place. Tenants still have the luxury of being picky. Even in lower-end markets, tenants demand spruced up kitchens, clean finishes… Read More

New Legislation Creates A Housing Inventory And Requires Owners To Report Information About Their Units

Ordinance No. 265-20, which became effective on January 18, 2021, requires owners of residential housing units in San Francisco to begin reporting certain information about their units to the Rent Board. The Rent Board will use this information to create and maintain a “housing inventory” of all units in San Francisco that are subject to the Rent Ordinance.

Congratulations to Our Tenant Relations Coordinator

There are two things we couldn’t have survived 2020 without: 1) The San Francisco Apartment Association for their market insight and COVID guidance and protocols; and 2) our newly hired tenant relations coordinator, Alexis Romero for the way she effortlessly handles tenant interactions yielding the most positive result. Recently those two things came together when… Read More

Please Welcome Our New Tenant Relations Coordinator, Alexis Romero

Last month marks my 18th year in this business.  When I walked into my grandfather’s office that fateful day after getting laid off from a tech job when the bubble burst in 2002, I had no idea what the future would hold for me.  I jumped in modernizing my grandfather’s office, putting new systems in… Read More

My Love of San Francisco is a Little Foggy These Days. Is Yours?

After a particularly rough day of managing homeless people and break-ins on my clients’ properties (currently an almost daily occurance) and navigating complex San Francisco landlord-tenant issues, I penned a rant to my supervisor. This isn’t the San Francisco I grew up loving. Is it yours? Read my rant here, then write your own supervisor…. Read More

July COVID-19 Market Update

Another month, another normal, another way we can adapt to the new rental market landscape.  While it seems like moves from layoffs and to be closer to family have leveled off, this month we saw a lot of moves from tenants who realize their work environment will continue to be their own couch for the… Read More