Where to obtain a list of multifamily owners in my area?

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I'm looking to obtain a list of multifamily property owners in the Phoenix area (including surrounding areas like Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler).  I know I may be able to purchase this information from a listing company.  However, I have also read that the city is able to provide these records.  I contacted the assessor's office but they said that they did not have this information.  Any ideas where to look next?

Thanks,

Jared

Jared,

No idea where you can "buy" a list but many counties assessors have web sites that allow you to get a fair bit of information about each property in the county (e.g. Taxes, Past Sales, Mailing Address, etc.). 

A bit of elbow grease, patience and organization and you can get just about everything you need from the site (assuming this county has one).

If you a looking to do a mail blast, it is a pain but if you can focus to reasonable geographical area, it is quite doable.

Good luck

Oren

Originally posted by @Oren K. :

Jared,

No idea where you can "buy" a list but many counties assessors have web sites that allow you to get a fair bit of information about each property in the county (e.g. Taxes, Past Sales, Mailing Address, etc.). 

A bit of elbow grease, patience and organization and you can get just about everything you need from the site (assuming this county has one).

If you a looking to do a mail blast, it is a pain but if you can focus to reasonable geographical area, it is quite doable.

Good luck

Oren

 Agreed 100%.. Everything is online.

Jared:

Have you tried searching the City of Phoenix's website? Or the websites of the municipalities in Phoenix? There are some cities (City of N. Miami Beach for example) that have a list of every single business in the city, organized in different categories. Under the "Real Estate" category, you might find a list of all of the owners of every apartment building  in the city.

I agree with Oren, alternatively you may have to look at the Tax Appraiser's office's website and spend the time to do some digging (or pay a Virtual Assistant to do it for you).

Good luck.

Jose

Thanks for the quick responses.  

Yes, I did look through the websites mentioned.  I found the website for my location quite difficult to narrow down to the properties that I was in interested in but I will put some more work into it.  

Thanks

Jared

Did you ever have any luck finding what your were looking for? My only suggestion in using site like list source... I know you pay for them but how much is your time worth?

the OP doesn't explain why it's hard to look for the info on the city site..  but let me try it. 

in order to find the detailed information on a building,  u need to have the address.  from there u get the tax payer and their address.  but he needs to know all the addresses of all apartment buildings in those areas,  and that's the hard part. what?  are u suggesting I deive around town and write down the address of every single duplex and above on every street? that won't happen 

what he and I are looking for is to filter out the addresses of apartment buildings only.  the rest is easy. at least in my mind, anyway