San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 1, 2006
MyNewPlace won Inman News’ prestigious 2006 Innovator Award for the Most Innovative Rental/New Home Online Service last week. Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News, presented the award in a ceremony at Inman News’ Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2006 conference. MyNewPlace™ is creating the largest and easiest-to-use online marketplace for apartment rentals.
“Our culture of innovation and our drive to deliver a superior user-experience is fueled by a desire to truly provide end users with what they want,” said John Helm, CEO of MyNewPlace. “This award tells us that we’re on the right track and are meeting consumer needs in an innovative and interesting way. We’re thrilled to have had received this award, because it really validates that we’re delivering on our strategy.”
“In today’s economy, innovation determines success,” said Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of Inman News. “In the view of myself and my editorial board, MyNewPlace has earned this award by finding new ways to succeed.”
Since the launch of the Inman News Innovator Awards in 1997, Inman News has recognized enterprises that have demonstrated extraordinary levels of innovation through the use of technology or the Internet that enhance the real estate transaction for consumers, positively impact the real estate industry and redefine key business models within the market. Additionally, one individual who embodies the spirit of innovation in real estate is honored each year.
Winners from prior years include Google Earth, Century21 ClickIt, RealLiving, Curbed.com, ApartmentRating.com, NY Times Real Estate, Metrocities Mortgage, Cendant LeadRouter, Fidelity PHD, E*TRADE, E-LOAN, Lending Tree, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, and many more.
MyNewPlace (http://mynewplace.com) is creating the largest and easiest-to-use online marketplace for apartment rentals, connecting renters with owners of all types of properties. When renters find their new place on MyNewPlace and move in, participating properties offer a rebate. Property owners get a no-risk, performance-based solution for filling their vacancies: They do not pay for advertising, instead, they pay for leases. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, MyNewPlace was founded in 2005 by John Helm who previously founded AllApartments/SpringStreet, which became the number one apartment rental and relocation site on the Internet before its sale to Homestore in 1999. For more information, visit http://www.mynewplace.com.
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