Smarter Apartment Search
About Us
We want to simplify your apartment search.
Apartment hunting can be overwhelming, but we realized that finding a new home isn't about looking at every apartment listing, it's about looking at the best ones. Quality, not quantity.
With the powers of math and technology combined, we created RentHop, a site that sorts listings by quality. We know you don't want to see listings without photos or from unresponsive landlords and brokers, so unlike other sites that only sort by price or posting date, our HopScore (a sophisticated set of algorithms) ranks apartment listings by quality, so only the best rise to the top.
We currently serve most major U.S. cities.
Scholarship and Internship Opportunity
Unlike the Manhattan apartment search, the founders both and amazing and transformative college experiences and understand that a lot of the skills learned in school can come in handy in the most unexpected circumstances. Hunting for an apartment in NYC for rent can include all of the elements required to power through a difficult midterm season in school: stamina, endurance, intellect, and determination come to mind. Current college undergraduates or graduating high school seniors entering a college undergraduate program should consider applying to our RentHop College Scholarship, offering cash prizes and an optional internship with RentHop.
Our Team
Lee Lin, Cofounder
Lee is a data geek from MIT who spent years at quantitative hedge funds cranking out models to explain and predict financial markets. Real estate has always been a big part of Lee's life. He grew up helping out at his parents' Jersey Shore motels, became a landlord his first year out of college, analyzed mortgages on a fixed-income trading desk, and acquired a New York real estate license. At RentHop, he combines his nerd talents and real estate knowledge to constantly tweak the secret HopScore. He currently lives near Bryant Park and his favorite restaurant is Cafe Zaiya.
Li Zhou, Cofounder
While Li graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he's dropped his Fourier transforms to tackle the world of startups and real estate. Straight out of college, he worked as a commercial real-estate analyst at a major investment bank. After an extremely stressful renting experience during the inflation scare of 2008, he laid the groundwork for RentHop with Lee. At RentHop, he codes and drinks copious amounts of caffeine. He resides in Hell's Kitchen and couldn't live without Lenny's salads and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Justin Dell'aglio, Operations Manager
Justin brings a background in finance and sales to RentHop. He graduated from Boston University and worked as a financial planner at two major financial services firms. Now Justin is responsible for helping renters and property managers use RentHop to find and rent great apartments (renters) and find and attract great renters (property managers). He lives in the Bronx and is extremely good at soccer and volleyball. Justin is also a graduate of Startup Institute New York.
Luxiou Chen, Director of Product
While studying computer science at MIT, Lux created a Lego robot that prepared and served bespoke peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, one of the first automated virtual gold-farmers, and a program to help dominate online shooter games. He was a professional poker player and software engineer after graduation, and founded internet radio startup (sold to MySpace), Solara, and Vegas Towers (a top-10 most downloaded iOS game in 2011). As Director of Product, he brings his passion and empathy for the consumer experience while crafting each feature of the RentHop platform. He currently lives in the Financial District, but makes frequent trips to Miss Korea and Nagomi.
Vladimir Fleurima, Mobile Engineer
Vladimir has worked on embedded devices and location-aware apps since Fall 2000 at the MIT Media Lab while pursuing his degree in computer science. He was an early employee and lead engineer at Playdom, working on social media hits Mobsters and Sorority Life until the company's acquisition by Disney in 2010. Vladimir brings his extensive mobile development experience to RentHop and continually releases new versions of the RentHop Manager and consumer RentHop apartment search apps. He lives in Brooklyn and hangs out at Bosie Tea Parlor.
Faye Chou, Marketing & Social Media
Faye is a true cosmopolitan that has lived in Taiwan, Cape Town, New York, and Kansas. She is a double major from New York Univeristy in Economics and Polical Science and served as Tri-State District Governor of the International Taiwanese American Students Association. Her previous work includes marketing and communication positions at Mercedes-Benz, KNO Clothing, and the Global Leadership Organization. Faye leads the RentHop marketing, public relations, and social media efforts.
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