(831) 475-1355 After-Hours Emergency: (831) 621-1888

About Portola Property Management

Professional Santa Cruz County Property Management Team

Our goal at Portola Property Management is to care for and protect our clients and their real estate investments.

We provide responsive, reliable, professional property management in Santa Cruz that calls upon our common sense, business experience, and local market knowledge.

Everything we do depends on communication, education, technology, and attention to your bottom line.

We are always improving and striving to increase our customer satisfaction.

We’re a Team

Our Santa Cruz property management team manages single family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. We work with beach houses, and multi-family units. In 2013, we became a Certified Residential Property Management Company (CRMC). This distinguishes us as leaders and experts in the industry; only 5 companies have this designation in California, and we are the only company in Santa Cruz or Monterey to hold it.

We’re proud of our work in Santa Cruz, and we look forward to providing you with the best property management service possible.

Meet Our Property Management Team

Michael Catalano

Michael Catalano

President

Duties: Strategic & Leadership Development, Operations Management.

Goal: To provide excellent customer service, to manage properties efficiently, to maximize the investors return, to provide tenants with quality housing.

Read More

Mike grew up in real estate and property management and learned at the age of 10 how to take a maintenance call. Mike has over 20 years’ professional experience in all facets of real estate and property management.

He is currently the CEO of NextGen Property Ventures, Inc., with offices in Roseville, CA & Real Estate Connections in Los Gatos, both real estate investment and property management firms. Mike sits on the boards of Fourandhalf, an internet marketing company specializing in property management and of HappyCo, a mobile application for property inspections. Mike is a sought after industry speaker on the topics of property management firm acquisitions, real estate investments, and real estate marketing best practices. He is a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors) and CAR (California Association of Realtors), and NAPRM (National Association of Residential Property Managers).

After Hours: Mike grew up in Saratoga and has family ties to Santa Cruz. Mike is married with 2 children and in his “free time”, he enjoys golf, coaching his kids’ sports teams, and relaxing with his family.

CA DRE: #02124826

Sue Gerwin

Sue Gerwin

Client Care / Office Manager

Duties: Provide Excellent Customer Service and Office Support

Experience: 11 years in customer service, admin support positions, 10 years as business owner and operations manager, 10 years experience in commerical and residential leasing.

After Hours: Cooking & Camping.

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Construction Specialist

Duties: Construction and maintenance

Experience: Over 30 years of general building construction and maintenance.

After Hours: Spending time with Heidi, enjoying life’s adventures along the way. Surfing, Biking, Scuba Diving, Camping, and traveling.

Kathleen has been very responsive to our property management needs. She has handled both small and large requests prompty, keeping in close communication when timing was important.

L. Tsugawa

Areas We Serve

We serve all of Santa Cruz County including:

Santa Cruz
Capitola
Aptos
La Selva Beach
Scotts Valley
Watsonville

National Association of Residential Property Managers logo/badge
Equal Housing Opportunity logo/badge
Good Times -Best 2014 logo/badge
Good Times -Best 2014 logo/badge

What People Are Saying About Us

4.8/5
4.8 /5
42 Reviews

Survey
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Louise
Thank you.
Survey
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Cary
Excellent maintenance practices and friendly staff.
Google
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Raider
Saving me money, grey hair,ulcers,trouble,time .....they guys let me sleep nights and NOT WORRY about tenants or leaks or….ANYTHING!!
Google
5.0/5
May 16, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Josh
Portola has managed our condo for a few years. They were very helpful in managing some renovations. Bookkeeping is prompt and well documented. We have been very happy with their services.
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 24, 2022
Portola Property Management Robert
We had a very pleasant experience at 204 Vista Prieta Court for 5 years....The management team did a good job with solving problems as soon as possible....Carissa did an excellent job of taking over when Sue and Kelly left......Thank You for all you did......You all take care!!
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2022
Portola Property Management Arnoldus
Perfect
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 22, 2022
Portola Property Management Ascencion
Laura Gide me exactly as i need thanks Laura i wish she work for me
Survey
5.0/5
Apr 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Dustin
The vendor did a great job, and was happy with the work and the amount of time it took to finish the job.
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2022
Portola Property Management Marie
The maintenance man worked quickly to resolve the issue.
Survey
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2022
Portola Property Management Reynaldo
The repair was done quick to my satisfaction.
Survey
4.0/5
Feb 16, 2022
Portola Property Management Staci
Karissa is great!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 13, 2022
Google Portola Property Management Sylvia
Great people to do business with, fast and friendly, Happy new year!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 5, 2022
Google Portola Property Management SC
We have rented with PPM for over 2 years and they have been great to rent from. They are very responsive with maintenance requests. The portal they utilize for rent payments and maintenance requests is easy to use. We highly recommend renting with Portola Property management!
Survey
5.0/5
Dec 19, 2021
Portola Property Management Stacey
We have really enjoyed renting through Portola property management. They respond quickly to anything needed!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 7, 2021
Google Portola Property Management Michele
Portola Property Management has been very responsive and through in all aspects of our professional interactions and communication. They have helped guide and update us through this pandemic. We recently had a very challenging tenant and they focused on the big picture while being very concerned with our needs.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 1, 2021
Google Portola Property Management Ramona
Deposits are always on time. Details are also on time.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 27, 2021
Google Portola Property Management Dori
Whenever I’ve had a question or a problem concerning our property, a call or an email to “client care” resolved my concerns within the day.
Survey
5.0/5
Nov 23, 2021
Portola Property Management Ron
Fast, efficient service - thanks.
Survey
4.0/5
Nov 23, 2021
Portola Property Management Jimmy
Thanks for fixing the mailbox.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 23, 2021
Google Portola Property Management Tricia
Carissa at Portola Management does a great job making sure that my tenants get what they need in a timely manner.
Survey
5.0/5
Nov 15, 2021
Portola Property Management Nicholas
We appreciate Sue, Fred and and the rest of the team at Portola Property management. They have always been kind and professional when dealing with our lease renewal every year. Wishing everyone over there a happy holidays! Happy to post a five star review on Yelp if that helps : ) ~ Nick and Valerie
Survey
5.0/5
Nov 10, 2021
Portola Property Management Suzanne
It was very pleasant and did a good job.
Google
4.0/5
Apr 16, 2019
Google Portola Property Management Kathleen
I just was very impressed by the way I was greeted and welcomed by the agent, Kelly, today as I arrived to see 2 of (PPM's) properties for rent. I've been looking for a place to rent for over 8 months because I selling my home of 26 years and besides being in an already stressful situation,the additional stress of going back to becoming a "renter"again after 27 years, had me more than a bit worried about my future after being a homeowner. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the duplexes, that I'd had my eye on for 6 months,because I thought they had been already rented because they stopped being listed! I was thrilled to find out they were back on the market and the owner had done a beautiful renovation and upgrade on both units! I applying ASAP hoping for a chance to start a new chapter in my life with confidence that I'll be safe and comfortable in one of these properties for a long time to come.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2017
Google Portola Property Management Mark
We lived in a house managed by Portola for about three years. We have never experienced a more professional and responsive team. Often there is some degree of discussion about a broken part or repair here or there, but Portola seemed to have the tenants' best interests in mind and usually had workmen here to fix something very quickly, no questions asked. The online portal for reporting such issues is also fantastic - especially since problems tend to never happen during the business hours. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Google
5.0/5
May 28, 2015
Google Portola Property Management Stacy
First class company, I would highly recommend.

Community Affiliations

Portola Property Management has had the opportunity to make charitable donations and/or partner with the following organizations:

Community Affiliations of Portola Property Management

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law which states it is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, National Origin, or Sexual Orientation.

Want to Learn More?

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

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Portola Property Management

1210 Brommer St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-1355 | (831) 475-1428
rentals@portolarentals.com
After-Hours Emergency: (831) 621-1888
CA DRE #02124826

Affiliated Companies:
Real Estate Connections: San Jose Property Management
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management