MyNewPlace CEO John Helm Makes Inman News' Top 10 People to Watch in the Online World of Rental Property Services

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Inman News, a top authority in the real-estate industry, announced its list of the top 10 key influencers in online rental property services.

In an attempt to make sense of the budding market for online rental property services, Inman News, a top authority in the real-estate industry, announced its list of the top 10 key influencers who are likely to make crucial gains within the next year. The list includes the usual suspects - Sherry Chris, Michael Good, and Robert Schiller - as well as some exciting new additions like John Helm, founder and CEO of MyNewPlace™.

"This serial entrepreneur is back at it with a robust online rental company competing with eBay's MyNewPlace is an online apartment market where prospective renters can search an array of properties using a robust interface. The company received $12 million in a second round of investor funding this year and no doubt will be using that to grow strong in 2007."

When asked about his inclusion, Helm said, "I appreciate the recognition by Inman of our innovative new real-estate rental service, and look forward to delivering even more industry leading products and services to the multifamily industry in 2007."

With the recent announcement of it's new website product, MyNewSite ™, MyNewPlace will further advance it's foothold in the marketplace becoming the first of it's kind to offer a core product delivering prospective property renters from the site to the rental office. For more information, visit

About MyNewPlace

MyNewPlace is creating the largest and easiest-to-use online listings for apartment and home rental properties, connecting renters and real-estate owners faster than ever before . When renters find their new place on MyNewPlace and move in, participating rental properties offer a rebate. Property owners get a no-risk, performance-based solution for filling their vacancies: They do not pay for listings; 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 (NASDAQ: HOMS) in 1999.


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