About RentHop (中文版)
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 had 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
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.
Lawrence Zhou
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.
Luxiou Chen
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 Anywhere.fm (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.
Faye Chou
Faye Chou, Statistical Data Analyst
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. In addition to being RentHop's in-house stats analyst, Faye also leads RentHop's marketing, social media, and operations support efforts.
Nina Furseth
Nina Furseth, Engagement & Corporate Communications Analyst
Nina graduated from the NYU School of Professional Studies with a master's in public relations and corporate communication. During her program, Nina worked as a copywriter and enrollment specialist at NYU Tandon Online. Prior to starting her master's degree at NYU, Nina worked as a journalist and marketing consultant back in her home country of Norway. Born in a country surrounded by breathtaking nature, Nina enjoys nature and hiking on her spare time. She will often be found spending her weekends out of the city exploring hiking trails and new places. The adventurous side of her took her all the way to Namibia, Africa, to volunteer with the Harnas Foundation studying and researching animal learning habits. The same patience and inquisitiveness is a valuable addition to the data science efforts at RentHop. Her caffeine of choice is found at Coffee Rx in Bay Ridge.
Adrian McHale
Adrian McHale, Data Scientist
Adrian is a French Bulldog enthusiast who spends most of his non-work hours obsessing over his dog, Gimli (pictured). Prior to RentHop, Adrian worked as an analyst in the casino gaming industry and later helped build a dynamic pricing engine in the e-commerce space, focusing on the analysis and execution of strategic pricing decisions. He currently lives in Long Island City and can most frequently be found eating Trader Joe's oven-baked cheese bites and Momofuku birthday truffles.
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