Carla Properties, Ltd.


Carla Properties

We Know What You're Looking for in the Place You Call Home

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Our many apartment communities throughout the Portland Metropolitan area offer an array of choices to fit your needs. 

We offer an extensive variety of spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes, all with well designed floor plans.

Our beautifully maintained communities and manicured landscaping make you feel right at home. Helpful managers and maintenance staff are here to keep your apartment home in great condition.Hawks Ridge Exercise Facilities

Sparkling swimming pools and state of the art fitness centers are just a few of the extras our communities have to offer.

Many of our communities are conveniently located near shopping, banking, transportation and prominent industries throughout the Willamette Valley.

Our professional leasing staff are looking forward to helping you select your new home, so whichever direction you're heading ... Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, or Southwest ... consider the options Carla Properties has to offer.

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Affordable living in your favorite neighborhoods.




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Apartment Location and Selection Map


1. Hampshire Downs Apartments


Beaverton & S. W. Portland

2. Cornell Manor Apartments

3. Evanbrook Apartments

4. Knoll West Apartments

5. Beaver Creek Apartments

6. Raleigh Firs Apartments

7. Forest Green Apartments



9. Oak Tree Apartments

N. E. Portland

10. Edgemont Apartments

12. Menlo Park Apartments


14. Aspen Highlands Apartments


15. Stone Ridge Apartments

Happy Valley

16. Hawks Ridge Apartments

A Brief History

Carla Properties was founded in 1958 and began acquisition and management of commercial real estate investments  in the greater Portland, Oregon area, with the purchase of a 50,000 square foot  industrial building which today is still  leased to the original  tenant, Graybar Electric. From that first acquisition in 1958, we have acquired over 2,200 multifamily units, and a suburban industrial park. Carla Properties, Ltd., an Oregon corporation, was incorporated on September 22, 1975.


Since 1975, Carla Properties has increased its portfolio to its present level of over $175 million in assets under management. These assets now include over 2,000 multi-family housing units, suburban industrial park, one restaurant location, and 170,000 sq. ft. of industrial warehouse space. These properties are located in the greater Portland Area.


Carla Properties organized and currently directs the operations of 22 real estate Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s). Over 180 investors participate in these ventures. Most of these investors have continued to invest funds with Carla Properties over a forty year period and many continue to invest on behalf of their children and grandchildren.


The shareholders and officers of Carla Properties, Ltd. are: Paul H. Labby, President; Lore C. Labby, Senior Vice-President;  and Richard L. Martinson, Vice-President.


633 NW 19th Ave.

Portland, Oregon  97209

(503) 227-6501

(503) 227-6525 fax


Employment Opportunities

Carla Properties, Ltd. has excellent staff who are motivated, personal, and enjoy helping

our residents make their home in one of our truly exceptional apartment communities.

From time to time we have an employment opening in the following job categories:

  • Apartment Manager

  • Apartment Assistant Manager

  • Leasing Agent

We are looking for people with experience, telephone and computer skills and bring with

them a high level of people skills.


We also have an opening from time to time for experienced maintenance technicians

in the following categories:

  • Maintenance Supervisor

  • Maintenance Technician

An excellent compensation package is available, including salary, housing, medical

insurance and 401K plan.


To be considered for a current or future position mail, email or fax your resume to

the following:


Carla Properties, Ltd.

ATTN: Personnel Manager

633 NW 19th Ave.

Portland, OR 97209

(503) 227-6525 fax

(503) 227-6501 voice

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General Criteria Statement

  1. Positive identification with a picture will be required.

  2. A complete and accurate Application listing the current, and at least one previous, verifiable rental reference and phone numbers is required.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.

  3. Each applicant will be required to qualify individually.

  4. Applicants must be able to enter a legally binding contract.

  5. Inaccurate or falsified information will be grounds for denial.

  6. Any individual who may constitute a direct threat to the health and safety of an individual, the apartment community, or the property of others will be denied.

I.  Application Process (Steps to become a resident with Carla Properties)

  1. Select your rental apartment.

  2. Complete the Application using the designated form.

  3. Pay your non-refundable credit/screening charge of $40.00 per applicant.  For Co-Signers submitted at the time of Application, there is a $20.00 charge.  Otherwise, the Co-Signer charge is $40.00.

  4. Be prepared to wait at least one business day for the information on your Application to be verified.

  5. Once you have been approved, you will be required to pay the execution deposit within 72 hours.

  6. Once the application is approved, a Rental Agreement or Agreement to Execute a Rental Agreement must be signed by all parties.  You also must pay any required deposits or fees at the time you enter into the Rental Agreement or Agreement to Execute.  You are encoraged to read the Rental Agreement at the time of application.

II.  Occupancy Policy

  1. Occupancy is based on the number of bedrooms in an apartment.  A bedroom is defined as a space within the premises that is used primarily for sleeping, with at least one window, and a closet for clothing.

  2. Two persons are allowed per bedroom, and one additional person is allowed in each apartment.

III.  Income/Employment Requirements

  1. Gross monthly household income must equal 2.5 or 3 times the stated monthly rent.  If gross monthly household income is within $300 of meeting the income requirement, Carla Properties, Ltd. will require an additional security deposit equal to a full month's rent and/or a qualified roommate.  If gross monthly household income is more than $300 below the income requirement, your application will be denied.

  2. If two or more applicants apply and one is unemployed, the applicant may be conditionally approved with a full security deposit.  This can only occur if previous employment can be verified for six of the last 12 months or the applicant can show six months of living resources in a bank account.  Living resources are calculated at (6 x 3 x $rent).

  3. Current proof of income will be required.

  4. Some form of verifiable income will be requird for unemployed applicants.  (Verifiable income may mean, but is not limited to:  Bank Accounts, Alimony/Child Support, Trust Accounts, Social Security, Unemployment Benefits, Welfare, Grants/Loans.)

  5. Self-employed applicants will be required to show proof of income by providing copies of the previous year's tax returns.

  6. A co-signer will only be used for students without verifiable income OR applicants with good credit that meet our income requirements but do not have prior rental history.

  7. Your application will be denied if your source of income cannot be verified, and/or we are unable to verify income that affirms your ability to pay rent.

IV.  Rental Requirements

  1. 6 months of veriable rental history from a third party landlord is required.

  2. Home ownership will be verified through the county tax assessor's office.  Mortgage payment history must reflect no more than (4) late payments in the past 2 years and must be current at time of rental application.  Additional late payments will result in denial.

  3. 3 years of eviction-free rental history will be rquired.

  4. Identifiable outstanding Landlord debt will result in denial.  (A security deposit equal to a full month's rent will be accepted when past due rent or other charges have been paid and no additional negative information has been documented.)

  5. Rental history demonstrating documented noise or other disturbance complaints will result in denial of the application if the previous manager(s) would not re-rent.

  6. Rental history demonstrating residency, but not third party rental history, will require a deposit equal to a full month's rent.

  7. Three or more 72 hour notices during the past year or in the last year of the most recent rental tenancy may result in the denial of the rental application.

  8. Two or more NSF checks during the past year or in the last year of the most recent rental tenancy my result in the denial of the rental application.

V.  Credit Requirements

  1. Good credit will be required.

  2. Outstanding bad debt appearing on the credit bureau report which totals more than $1500 will require a security deposit equal to a full month's rent.

  3. Outstanding collections of (10) or more accounts in the past two years reported on the credit report, exclusive of medical collections, will result in denial.  Prior bankruptcy will require a secuirty deposit equal to one month's rent as a condition of tenancy.  Poor credit history after bankruptcy will result in denial.

  4. Credit reports reflecting slow pay of three accounts or more will require a security deposit equal to one month's rent.

VI.  Criminal Conviction Criteria

Upon receipt of the rental application and screening fee, landlord will conduct a search of public records to determine whether the applicant or any proposed resident has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no-contest to, any crime.

  1. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, at any time for:  any felony involving serious injury, kidnapping, death, arson, rape, sex crimes and/or child sex crimes, extensive property damage or drug-related offenses (sale, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to sell) Class A/Felony burgulary robbery; or

  2. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole have occurred within the last seven years for:  any other felony charges; or

  3. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole have occured within the last seven years for:  any misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor involving assault, intimidation, sex related, drug related (sale, manufacture, delivery or possession) property damage or weapons charges; or

  4. A conviction, guilty plea or no-contest plea, where the date of disposition, release or parole have occurred within the last three years for:  any Class B or C misdemeanor in the above categories, or for misdemeanors involving Criminal Trespass I, theft, dishonesty or prostitution shall be grounds for denial of the rental application. 

  5. Pending charges or outstanding warrants for any of the above will result in a suspension of the application process until the charges are resolved.  Upon resolution, if an appropriate apartment is still available, the processing of the application will be completed.  No apartment will be held awaiting resolution of pending charges.


VII.  Co-signer Qualifications

  1. Verifiable monthly income must equal a minimum of 5 times the applicant's rent.

  2. Outstanding bad debt, i.e. slow pay, collections, repossessions, liens, judgements and wage garnishment programs, will result in denial of the co-signer.

VIII.  Denial Process

If your application has been denied and you believe that you are qualified as a resident under the criteria set out above, you should do the following:

  1. Contact the company that supplied the information, to discuss your application.

  2. Correct any inaccurate information through the credit reporting agency as per their policy.

  3. Request the the credit reporting agency submit a corrected credit history to the appropriate screening company.

  4. Upon receipt of the corrected and satisfactory information, your application will be re-evaluated for the next avaiable apartment home.

IX.  Disabled Accessibility

Carla Properties, Ltd. allows existing premises to be modified at the full expense of the disabled person.  We may require the disabled person to agree to restore the premises to the pre-modified condition (per Fair Housing Guidelines).  Prior to modifying the premises the following must be done:

  1. The applicant must obtain the landlord's approval.

  2. Reasonable assurance must be received in writing, that the work will be performed in a professional and business-like manner, as well as details of the work to be completed, and names of qualified contractors to be used.

  3. Appropriate building permits and required licenses will be reviewed by the landlord.

  4. Restoration, in certain circumstances where the modification would make the apartment less desirable to future residents, may require a deposit to be placed in an interest bearing account and will be used for necessary restoration costs, not including normal wear and tear and/or non-required restorations.  (See Fair Housing Guidelines)

X.  Assisted Living

Applicants requiring the assistance of a permanent or temporary live-in caregiver will be required to have the caregiver also fill out an application and pay a screening fee of $12.50.  A limited screening involving a credit report (for identification purposes) and a criminal background check will be performed.  Caregiver must meet apartment community requirements regarding criminal history or their application will be denied.

XI.  Non-discrimination Policy

Carla Properties, Ltd. complies with all federal, state, and local Fair Housing laws.  We do not discriminate in any aspect in the rental or management of our apartment communities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, maritial status, sexual orientation, source of income, or status as a member of any group protected by federal, state or local law.

If your application has been denied and you believe that you qualify as a resident under the criteria set out above, you should do the following:  Write to our Equal Opportunity Housing Manager · 633 NW 19th Avenue · Portland, Oregon  97209.

In the letter explain the reasons you believe your application should be approved and request a review of your file.  Within seven working days of receipt of your letter your application file will be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome.


Resident Managers do not have the authority to override the recommendations of the screen company or make any changes to the Rental Criteria.

CP001 xx Copyright © 2011 Carla Properties, Ltd.  Revised 10/4/2011



Carla Properties, Ltd.Equal-Housing-Opportunity-Symbol

633 NW 19th Ave.

Portland, OR  97209

(503) 227-6501

(503) 227-6525 fax