Our Mission:

At CM Property Management, we believe in providing our clients personalized professional services that extend beyond the ordinary care and integrity of the industry to ensure their needs are not only met but surpassed.

Our Team:

We are a team with over 50 years of combined property management experience. Our goal is to maximize the return on investment for owners while maintaining quality housing for tenants. We offer personalized and professional services to both owners and tenants by building strong relationships, utilizing the latest technology, implementing effective marketing strategies, following consistent systems, and having open lines of communication. We do more than just rent out properties; we manage them with the highest level of integrity as if they were our own.

We maintain membership in good standing with the National Association of Residential Property Managers, Better Business Bureau, National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, and the California Apartment Association.


Mark Katz

Founder, Broker, Property Manager, Cal DRE # 01304205

Mark, a licensed California Real Estate Broker, started CM Property Management because he saw the need for a property management company that focuses on the unique needs of each individual owner. His vision was to create a company that customizes a management strategy to maximize investment returns. Mark’s approach is having CM Property Management work for the owner, not the other way around. Part of the strategy is to manage properties in the manner that fosters long term tenants.

Mark is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management. Prior to becoming a property manager, Mark had a successful business career working for large international trading and banking institutions in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. Mark also served for four years on the Stamford, Connecticut Board of Education.


Sam LaPlaca III

Property Manager, Cal DRE # 00977099

Sam has been a licensed Real Estate Professional for over 28 years. Sam started as a computer programmer for a large title company and quickly realized that Real Estate was much more personable and gratifying for him. After managing several of his own investment properties, he transitioned into the corporate world of property management and became the director of several large apartment communities and mobile home parks. Over the past 18 years, Sam has been the head of operations and development for several Bay Area portfolios of rental properties.

Throughout the course of his property management career, Sam has been directly involved in the management of thousands of rental units in various market conditions. He is currently involved in all areas of the day-to-day operations of CM Property Management’s rental portfolio. Sam firmly believes that with integrity, solid communication and a clear understanding of an owner’s goals the potential for the owner’s investment can exceed expectations.


Andrea Vernerova

B.S., Broker Associate, Property Manager, Cal DRE # 01470436

Throughout the course of her career, Andrea has managed hundreds of single family and multi-family properties. As a licensed Real Estate agent since 2005 and Real Estate Broker since 2008, she has represented her clients in sales transactions involving single family homes, investment properties and multi-family properties. Andrea’s commitment and attention to detail, marketing background and use of the latest technology help her provide valuable services to her clients to manage their properties and sales transactions. Andrea is convinced that with the right amount of work and dedication, anything is possible.

After moving to California in 1997 from Prague, Czech Republic, Andrea graduated summa cum laude from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. A strong connection to her heritage motivated her to create BayCzech, LLC, an organization providing cultural, educational and professional events and uniting Czech and Slovak Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization assisted in the realization of the Czech School of California and earned grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Currently, Andrea concentrates on her career in real estate and property management.