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Experts in Local Property Management

We work with first-time landlords, self-managing landlords, and experienced owners in Washington, DC who are ready to change property management companies. At Columbia Property Management, we are your partners – here to take care of your DC investment property while you live your life.

Our property management services are based on the idea that you should focus on building long-term wealth real estate investments while we manage the rental relationship. We help our Washington, DC clients develop and execute strategic investment goals.

Owner Services

Rental Business License Services

Landlords in the District of Columbia are required to have a business license and to register with the Rental Accommodations Division. We have done hundreds of these for our clients and can efficiently handle this process for you so you don’t have to learn the procedures and manage the paperwork. This service can be bundled with full service property management packages, or we can do it for you separately. It’s just part of the reason we’re the most comprehensive property management company in Washington, DC.

Marketing and Leasing Services

Marketing rental property requires skill, strategy, and a thorough understanding of the local and even neighborhood markets. At Columbia Property Management, we’ll be strategic with pricing, advertise and show your rental, conduct stringent screening, manage the application process, and negotiate the best lease terms for you possible. Our service includes an in-person orientation at the property for all new tenants.

It’s another reason we’re the property management company that Washington, DC owners trust with their investments.

Ongoing Management Services

Once a tenant is placed, we’ll handle everything from rental property maintenance to property management accounting. Our team will be the point of contact if there’s an emergency repair issue, a tenant dispute, or a situation in the neighborhood. You can count on us to communicate with you and the tenants, provide detailed and transparent accounting, and save you money on any necessary repairs.

Our efficient, frequent communication is just one way that we are the most dependable property management company in Washington, DC.

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Get a Free Property Manager Selection Tool

There are questions to ask anyone who proposes to manage your DC property for you. There are also questions to ask yourself. What you want is a professional who fills vacancies quickly with good renters, who provides accurate and timely rent payouts, and who maintains your property with prompt and cost-effective repairs, as needed. A good communicator is also key.

Scott was incredibly helpful. He worked with us through all our questions about property management, rental rates, contracts, and tenants. We would recommend him without reservation if you're looking for someone to find renters or to manage your property. And we checked around and his rates are very good compared to the competition. Don't hesitate!

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Areas We Serve

Our Expertise Extends to Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Kalorama, Petworth, Mount Pleasant, Shaw, Logan Circle, U Street and Brookland

Dupont Circle

Dupont Circle

Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights

Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan

Kalorama

Kalorama

Petworth

Petworth

Choose the Best Price For You

  Tenant Placement Gold Platinum Investor Tier
Management Fee First month's rent (One time) 7.9% of rent per month * 9.9% of rent per month * 11.9% of rent per month *
Responsive and Personal Staff
Marketing the Property
Rent Assessment
Finding Tenants
Tenant Screening
Full Legal Compliance
Maintenance Support line
Property Maintenance
Online Owner Portals
On-Time Rent Collection
Eviction Process Handling
Accurate Property Accounting and Reporting
Monthly Owner Statements ad Electronic Deposit of Rent Funds
Resident Orientation Watches orientation video Staff member meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation Property Manager meets new residents at the property for a walk-through orientation
On-site inspections 2 per year 4 per year 4 per year
Recurring bills payment $15 per utility per month
Home Warranty Management $100 per incident
Process a rental license renewal $50
Property Tax payments $25
Mail pick-up from property $15
Equipment Rental $25 per device per day
Investment Advisory Services

*Our minimum monthly management fee is $175 per month
*Additional charges apply for subsidized housing programs
*Discounts may apply for portfolios and total monthly fees in excess of $1000. Contact our property manager

What People Are Saying About Us

Survey
4.0/5
Jul 27, 2020
Columbia Property Management Paulina
My stay at a CPM managed house was really smooth: paying rent is easy, maintenance fixes are quick, and the property was in good shape. My rockier experiences with CPM were in the process of applying to the house and then in getting someone approved to replace me. My application process took about 2 weeks, and my replacement's was even longer. I understand the vetting process for tenants is important, but I really think a review of the process could be helpful. It feels unnecessarily long and burdensome. Showing potential and outgoing tenants more empathy and understanding on how stressful moves are and how much planning they entail--both in your communications and by having a quicker turnaround--could go a long way.
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4.0/5
Jul 27, 2020
Columbia Property Management Kelli
My overall experience with CPM is very satisfactory. The administrative and office management staff, especially Mila and Dominique, have been incredibly kind, helpful, patient, and flexible with myself and the other tenants. Moving/finding roommates is usually a stressful situation, but their support has oftentimes made all the difference. If something in the house requires maintenance, the Property Meld portal is very easy to use and CPM often contacts a vendor to fix it within a week. While communication with the admin and office management staff is excellent, communication with upper level management can be improved. It is understandable that upper level property managers, particularly Scott, are very busy, though it's been very hard to reach him regarding the actual signing of the lease renewal and communication regarding this has been poor, which adds stress to our experience as tenants. Over-communication about something as important as the signing the actual lease is critical, and even an email letting us know that there will be a delay would be appreciated.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Sean
Scott was extremely helpful and flexible working with us during COVID-19. He made the move in process safe and we felt like he really cared about our new home. Since then (about 1.5 months) the whole team has been very responsive and helpful. We love our new apartment and find the online portal to be super convenient. We would definitely rent from Columbia Property Management in the future and recommend to friends.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Rose
My family and I enjoy living in this apartment building. The management department is great and super helpful.
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5.0/5
Jul 26, 2020
Columbia Property Management Lara
We love working with you!
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4.0/5
Jul 21, 2020
Columbia Property Management Michele
Very helpful management company. Prompt attention and always followed up personally by Scott if there are any questions
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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2020
Google Columbia Property Management Jaehyang
Scott and his team have done an excellent job managing my house. During the recent COVID related times, they also shared comprehensive information regarding rentals and contracts. The team has my confidence that they are on top of the situation.
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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2020
Google Columbia Property Management Andrew
I really cannot say enough good things about them. They are on the ball and very professional. I don’t feel nickel and dime’d as I have with some others and the staff is friendly and super responsive. To a point where I tell them to take their time answering a question or something like that! They’ve impressed me and I don’t get impressed easily. And as I understand it my tenants are happy too, so I can’t complain with that!
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
Columbia Property Management Tara
This company has exemplary customer service and they go above and beyond
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5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
Columbia Property Management Lily
Scott was nothing but helpful from the moment we found our apartment on the Internet! The process was smooth, easy, and exciting. He was thorough and calm as he walked us through our new lease. We couldn’t be happier ! It was a great experience

Washington DC Property Management Experts

Our local experience is your advantage in all aspects of the Washington DC residential rental real estate market.

Our in-depth knowledge of the details of the Washington DC market and submarkets, from tenant pool to price points and quality vendors ensures that you get the highest quality management for your rental investment.

QUESTIONS ABOUT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Columbia Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Columbia Property Management

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 92488, Washington, DC 20090

Main Office:
1140 3rd Street NE, Floor 2,  Washington, DC 20002
T: (888) 857-6594 | F: (202) 600-8165
info@Columbiapm.com