Corporate housing traditionally has been an off-line market where business travelers and booking agents search on Google or Craigslist and directly work with property managers. The market traditionally existed in the shadows of the off-line world. This allowed for all kinds of issues for both the property managers and the corporations doing the leasing. There was no visibility in the market, which created an adverse incentive and actually caused bad behavior.
Over the last ten years, a number of websites have emerged to bring more transparency and aligned incentives to the market. However, these websites are not widely known. This blog post is designed to bring you all of the options for corporate apartment websites, so you can have all the options to consider.
Homesuite is a marketplace for corporate housing and furnished apartments. They differentiate by having focusing on great service, curated supply and an online transaction. The majority of their inventory is in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle and Boston. Pricing and availability is real time. They are free to use and make money through a commission on a completed transaction, which is included in the quoted price.
Corporate Housing by Owner is the original marketplace in this space. They differentiate by focusing on small landlords. Their inventory is nationwide with specific focus in California, Texas and Florida. Pricing and availability is real time. They are free to use and make money through subscription fees paid by their landlords to list.
Corporatehousing.com is a very established marketplace in this area. They focus on listing larger providers, so they are a good place to look for more classic inventory. They operate nationwide. Pricing and availability is provided upon request. They are free to use and make money through subscription fees paid by their landlords to list.
Believe it or not, Craigslist is a still a place that you can find serviced apartments. Craigslist is known for having a massive inventory of listings, often of varying quality. They operate nationwide. Pricing and availability is often listings, but may not be accurate. They are free to use and monetize non-rental listing categories. Craigslist can be a good resource, but beware of scams.
Most people do not think of corporate housing when they think of Hotpads, but they are one of the few large rental platforms to have a dedicated section. Hotpads is a listing service that takes in feeds of listings - this enables them to have many listings, but it means the listings may have inaccurate information. Their inventory is nationwide. Pricing and availability is generally provided upon request. They are free to use and make money through advertising sold on the site.
Sublet.com has a section dedicated to executive rentals. Although the sublet brand is not known for business class rentals, they are one of the largest marketplaces for this product. They operate nationwide. Pricing and availability is provided upon request. They are free to use and make money through advertising sold on the site.
Hopefully this list helps you organize your search! If you have other favorites, let us know. If you're a corporate travel manager and would like to get more corporate housing guidance, you'll find a lot of good info on this page.
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Homesuite is the leading provider of monthly furnished rentals for business travel. We are differentiated by combining the comfort of home with the professionality of a hotel. Our customers include Google, Facebook, Microsoft and thousands of smaller businesses. In addition to our business offering, we also serve individuals traveling for work and personal reasons. Founded in 2014, we operate across the United States with specific focus in large urban markets.