ApartmentList.Com was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California, by John Kobs and Chris Erickson. After several years of bad rentals, problems finding rentals, and even a bait and switch scheme by brokers, Kobs and Erickson came up with a website and mobile phone app that is meant to cut down on the length of time it takes to find an apartment to rent.
The company uses a meta-search engine to pull listings from sites such as ListHub, Rentbits, and Rent.com to find apartments that fit the client’s set of parameters. After the company introduced mobile apps in 2013, they were named in Mashable on their list of “Top 6 Apps You Don’t Want to Miss”.
ApartmentList.Com is the main website of the internet startup group Vertical Brands. Company headquarters are located in San Francisco, California.