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Member Spotlight: Keyrenter

Keyrenter Property Management Services Expanding from Sacramento to San Diego


Keyrenter Sacramento and Keyrenter San Diego Property Management is a full-service real estate company specializing in the management of single-family homes and small multi-family properties.

Keyrenter’s proactive management process and automated systems are proven to maximize rental income and relieve landlord stress. Their convenient integrated websites allow clients and renters to do virtually everything online. Aggressive advertising procedures reduce vacancy time and attract a large pool of renter applicants. They can expect consistent rental payments and superior customer service, thanks in part to technology.

In fact, in April 2017 Entrepreneur recognized Keyrenter for its innovative and technologically advanced business model. Keyrenter was ranked #25 in Entrepreneur’s Top 100 New Franchise List. They also made Entrepreneur’s prestigious Top 500 Franchise List in January.

Fariba Kharazmi and Reza Yousefkhan of Keyrenter Sacramento and Keyrenter San Diego agree originally started out as just one location. Their training, resources, experience, and knowledge of the real estate and property management are invaluable to investors and accidental landlords. As a result, they have grown significantly in California into two major locations. Her management and customer service skills, combined with her desire to help people succeed through real estate investment, is a great asset to her clients and a credit to the Keyrenter brand.

Reza Yousefkhan is the owner and designated broker of Keyrenter San Diego. He has both a broker license in Canada and California. Reza has been in the real estate industry for 20 years and his professionalism and integrity speak beyond words when he assists his clients. Reza has sold over 700 residential and commercial properties in Toronto alone! If you are interested in investing in real estate, look no further then Reza. He served for a consulting real estate investment firm for years as well during this time.

You can find out more about Keyrenter Sacramento and Keyrenter San Diego at or You can also reach them at 619-404- 4000 San Diego or 916-407-4000 Sacramento /

International Business Affairs Forums

With a $255 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents a tremendous growth opportunity for industries including manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the Chamber’s International Business Affairs Forums, business leaders gain the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Forum attendees have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, exchange ideas, and discuss policies that are relevant to the Cali-Baja business community.

Our January forum featured a panel of experts from throughout the health care field: SIMNSA Health Plan, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, the Baja Health Cluster, and Baja’s Secretariat of Health—the latter of which kicked off the event with a conversation about binational healthcare and medical tourism in our region. Attendees learned about cross-border partnerships that keep our communities healthy and thriving.

Rady Children’s Hospital and SIMNSA Health Plan shared insight on how they serve our binational region and thousands of visitors seeking medical assistance each year. The Baja Health Cluster highlighted that many health practitioners in Baja were certified in the U.S. and are recognized world leaders in their specialties, many times serving in hospitals on both sides of the border. Binational health care plans, highly-qualified practitioners, and state-of-the-art hospitals in our region not only provide quality health care to our cross-border community, but certainly have turned medical tourism into a huge economic engine for Cali-Baja.

Please save the dates for this year’s International Business Affairs Forums:

  • Thursday, April 16, in San Diego
  • Thursday, May 28
  • Thursday, July 23
  • Thursday, September 17
  • Thursday, November 9

Meetings are held at the San Diego Regional Chamber office and in Tijuana and take place from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

2020 Binational Delegation to Mexico City – Register now!

As we continue our region’s work to promote trade, reduce congestion at our ports of entry, and reduce transboundary pollution, we invite you to join our delegation trip to Mexico City and make a lasting impact.

The 15th Annual Binational Delegation to Mexico City will take place from March 22 to 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel where our delegates receive a discounted rate.

This year, delegates are treated to an exclusive reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau. International policy priorities for this year’s delegation include: border infrastructure; transboundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley; immigration and workforce integration; and trade and economic opportunities.

For an idea of what the trip entails, please click here for a recap of the 2019 trip and see what can be accomplished when we work together with a strong, unified binational voice. Video recaps are also available here: Welcome Reception; Day 1; Day 2; Day 3.

The Chamber looks forward to continued collaboration with the Mexican government to further strengthen the U.S.-Mexico relationship and advocate for projects and policies that will boost our economies and benefit our binational community.

For event details and to register, please visit our website. Registration pricing goes up March 12.

Spanish Learning Experience – Ensenada 2020

The Mexican Consulate in San Diego invites you to join the Spanish Learning Experience 2020. The program takes place from July 2 to July 31, 2020 in Ensenada (Mexico) and is hosted by Baja California’s State University (UABC). This learning experience is designed to get students to an A1-A2 Spanish level in four weeks through a cultural immersion course. In addition, participants will be awarded 3 credits upon completion of the 100 hour training.

For more information, please contact Adalberto Avelar at Please submit your application by May 5, 2020 here.

Chamber Voter Guide Available

The Chamber’s 2020 Primary Voter Guide is now available for review. As voters prepare to go to the polls on March 3rd (note an earlier primary date this year), the Chamber has compiled a guide of our endorsed candidates and recommendations for initiatives appearing on the ballot at the federal, state and local levels.

Feel free to consult the guide and share it as you prepare for this new voting season.

New Lactation Legislation in Effect

New legislation went into effect specifying lactation policies for employees. All California businesses, except those which have proactively pursued and have been awarded an exemption, must abide by Labor Code Section 1030. The new law outlines time for employees to express milk, minimum requirements for the designated space, and streamlined accommodation requests.

A useful FAQ site from the Department of Industrial Relations can be found here.

City of San Diego: Energy Benchmarking Ordinance for Property Owners

The City of San Diego is requiring property owners of commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use properties of more than 50,000 sq. ft. to report their energy usage. The compiled data can be used to help meet the City’s Climate Action Plan. Businesses who are subject to the benchmarking regulations have an annual reporting deadline of June 1st, with the option to request an exemption.

Contact the City’s Sustainability Department if you have questions about the ordinance or to request an exemption. A fact sheet can be found here.

Help Create Childcare Recommendations

Following the release of the Supporting Working Families Study, the Chamber team identified some specific opportunities for legislative and programmatic engagement to bolster employer engagement in the childcare arena. To continue the momentum, Chamber staff is creating an ad hoc group of subject matter experts and employers to serve as advisors for policy activity and advocacy on these efforts.

If you are interested in serving, please contact Stefanie Benvenuto, Vice President of Public Affairs at To read the report, please click here.

IBWC Binational Core Group First Public Meeting

On January 28, The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) convened the first public meeting of the Binational Core Group (BCG) at Tijuana’s City Hall. The BCG is comprised of representatives from federal, state, and local government, nongovernmental organizations, and binational private sector stakeholders. In accordance with Minute 320, the group’s purpose is to identify binational cooperation opportunities to address transboundary issues in the Tijuana River Basin.

At the meeting, members of the public gave their input on the current levels of environmental degradation and their impacts on quality of life. Community members discussed concerns about marine pollution levels, the influence of coastal currents on both sides of the border, wastewater treatment, the pollution impact on the Tijuana River Estuary and the resulting beach closures. Members of the public also urged the BCG to engage local stakeholder groups in further discussions.

The IBWC’s technical work groups on Water Quality, Solid Waste, and Sediment each presented a report which mentioned the Tijuana River Diversion Study prepared by the North American Development Bank. It also included preliminary results from a binational water quality study of canyon sites and the Tijuana River—the final report of which will be available this March. This was followed by an update of the sediment basins’ feasibility study which is slated to be completed in June. The BCG plans to reconvene the three technical work groups along with binational stakeholders to provide technical assistance.

IBWC Commissioners also announced the creation of a rapid response team to take immediate action on sanitation emergencies and conduct a risk analysis of existing infrastructure.

Member Spotlight: Swinerton Management & Consulting

Swinerton Management & Consulting (SMC) is a consulting firm, located throughout California, with over 20 years of experience and industry presence.

SMC is a member of the Swinerton family of companies, which is a EBR Top 20 General Contractor and boasts over 130 years of service. Alongside their parent company, they offer the bonding capacity of a large general contractor in the form of a specialized and nimble trade partner.

SMC works toward achieving four major pillars within its varied market sectors: prioritizing project needs, serving its community and company culture, dedicating time and efforts to environmental and economic sustainability, and maintaining integrity as their highest core value.

Swinerton MC is highly experienced and is a great option for businesses and organizations in the following markets:

  • Public Education
  • Civic/ Public Buildings
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Commercial

In addition to the local San Diego branch, locations include Concord, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Santa Clara.

A photo of the Hotel del Coronado Reimagination Project, a Swinerton project.

Learn more about Swinerton Management & Consulting:

Contact: Karen Glover, Marketing Manager


Phone: 415-547-9076