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Real Estate & Property Management

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What We Do

Real Estate & Property Management oversees and manages the non-academic Chapman University properties.

  • Manages Academic Village in Old Towne Orange where faculty and staff can reside in a close knit community 
  • Rents meticulously restored homes that reflect their own unique historic character
  • Provides weekly yard service, repairs, and maintenance
  • Provides rental housing within walking distance to the Chapman campus and dozens of wonderful Old Towne restaurants and shops

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Real Estate

Real Estate and Property Management is the point of contact for all acquisitions and dispositions of university real estate.  The Department will handle all due diligence necessary when making strategic acquisitions of property in the University’s interest. 

Contact us if you are looking to:picture of a house

  • Purchase Property
  • Sell Property             

Linda Padilla-Smyth
(714) 744-7862

Property Management

picture of a houseThe properties that the Real Estate and Property Management oversee generally have a wait list. Faculty and staff interested in leasing a property should read the guidelines and fill out the application.

General Guidelines

  • Eligibility: Full-time faculty and staff
  • Application process: Once application is received, applicants are placed on a wait list established by seniority
  • Applications:  Eligible faculty and staff may submit an application on or after their employment effective date
  • Lease terms: Month to Month
  • Rental rates: Rates are determined and competitive with the local area market by independent rent studies
  • Pets: Pets are welcome with a pet deposit

Note: Our supply of homes is limited, so the process may include being placed on a waitlist. 


“We are grateful to live so close to Chapman University. Vernon walks to and from his office each day, being one of the first persons on, and last ones to leave, campus each day, as traffic can be avoided. The Property Management staff is very attentive and work diligently with the home maintenance and yard upkeep. What is especially wonderful about the arrangement is that everyone on the PM staff is so courteous and gracious with any request. They all really like what they do and we experience that. We know that we have friends close by, and when we are away, we know that they are but a phone call away. Thank you!  We appreciate you all.” Vernon & Candace Smith

Commute? No carbon footprint and no parking fees. Walking is healthy.
 Maintenance? You have a landlord with a whole team of skilled people who can fix anything! 
Mowing? Nope, they care for all the landscaping every week. And water and trash wrestling included.
Community? No driving back in for that concert or play or film you want see. And you have great neighbors.
Fitness? Drop your expensive gym membership. Chapman has new and better equipment. 
Value? Competitive rental rates!
So good value, quality, health. What are you waiting for?” Nancy Brink

“Living in Chapman housing has been the best experience. My house is affordable, clean, updated, and pet friendly. Working with Property Management has been wonderful as well. They are friendly, helpful, and quick to respond to any issues or concerns. I highly recommend living in Chapman housing!” Anna Lane

Contact Information

Real Estate & Property Management

Linda Padilla-Smyth
(714) 744-7862

Daisy Dizon (Thomas)
(714) 744-7047