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About Us

Serving renters and property owners nationwide

Overview

Apartments.com is a national online resource for individuals looking for an apartment whether it is down the street or across the country. To simplify the process of finding a new place to live, Apartments.com offers renters one of the most comprehensive databases of millions of apartments around the country. By incorporating the most relevant products to reach renters, including personalized searches, walk-through video demonstrations, community reviews, a responsive website and apps for both iPhone and Android phones, Apartments.com delivers a multimedia experience renters want while creating easy access to listings from any computer or mobile device.

In addition to serving renters nationwide, Apartments.com is a leading advertising destination for professional property owners and management companies, private landlords and classified listings. Apartments.com is a subsidiary of Washington, DC-based CoStar Group, Inc. and also owns the rental website Apartment Home Living.

Ownership

CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Its suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. Through LoopNet, the company operates the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than eight million registered members. Including Apartments.com, CoStar operates websites that have approximately 16 million unique monthly visitors in aggregate. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CoStar maintains offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe with a staff of over 2,300 worldwide, including the industry’s largest professional research organization. For more information, visit www.costar.com.

History

Visual Properties, L.L.C., a Chicagoland apartment locator service founded in 1992, launched the Apartments Plus website in January 1997 to support its local retail apartment locator business. The website included national listings by April 1997 and in December 1997, Classified Ventures acquired ApartmentsPlus as its online apartment advertising solution for newspapers nationwide. ApartmentsPlus was re-launched as Apartments.com in March 1998 and focused solely online. Apartments.com was acquired by CoStar, Group in April 2014.