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Our History

2015

June

Apartment Finder releases fully-responsive website optimized for all mobile devices.

May

Apartment Finder launches native iPad app built entirely in Apple’s latest programming language – Swift.

February

Apartment Finder introduces new iPad App for apartment seekers.

2014

October

ApartmentFinder.com wins Silver Award in the 10th Annual Davey Awards.

September

Apartment Finder wins the Silver W3 Awards by the International Academy of the Visual Arts for the 2nd year in a row.

Apartment Finder awarded Outstanding Product Innovation for FinderSites – a full-service community website solution – in the 19th Annual MADACS Awards.

ApartmentFinder.com named Best Mobile Website in 19th Annual MADACS Awards.

ApartmentFinder.com named Best Internet Listing Service by Multi-Housing News for the 3rd year in a row.

April

The Internet's highest honor, the Webby Awards, recognizes Apartment Finder as an Official Honoree in the Real Estate category.

February

Apartment Finder becomes the first Multifamily Company to offer an app for the Tizen Operating System.

2013

September

Apartment Finder wins the Silver W3 Award by the International Academy of the Visual Arts.

August

Apartment Finder launches a widget for apartment shoppers linking them to the apartment rating and review site, Renter's Voice.

July

ApartmentFinder.com named Best Internet Listing Service by Multi-Housing News for the 2nd year in a row.

June

Launch of newly-updated mobile site, optimized for smartphone screens. AF launches Finder Sites, a cutting-edge website design, development, and SEO service aimed at apartment communities.

May

Apartment Finder launches the Moving Choices website, a content-rich resource for relocating.

April

Apartment Finder launches new apartment categories, including short-term and senior housing, military, and student housing.

February

Apartment Finder 6.0 is launched, providing features such as velocity scroll, photo view, map view, and a fresh, user-friendly design.

January

Apartment Finder voted Number One Apartment Search Souce by SatisFacts Index for second year in a row. Reached 2.5 million Unique Monthly Users.

2012

May/ June

ApartmentFinder.com named #1 Consumer Preferred Internet Listing Site by J Turner Research.

April

Apartment Finder streamlines operations by selling several business assets, allowing AF to allocate resources and capital more effectively. Apartment Finder named number one by SatisFacts Index.

2011

Android app is launched.

2009

Posted 1.4 million unique users.

Launching of Community Sherpa, the revolutionary turn-key social media marketing service for advertisers; the iPhone app; and ApartmentFinder.com 5.0

116 markets nationwide.

2008

Going "Orange:" New cover design increases pick-up rate 3%.

2007

Introduction of unbundled Internet and robust enhancements

2006

100 markets nationwide

2004

Apartment Finder conducts national proprietary research on apartment renters.

Enhanced Integrated Market Strategy on land and online.

2003

Prospect-focused distribution strategy launched.

2002

All titles renamed Apartment Finder for national recognition.

Acquired by GMHC. In 73 markets.

1999

50 publications.

1996

Acquired Southeast Publishing Ventures (Charleston, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville)

1992

Our first direct-owned book, Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point)

1979

Launched as Apartment Blue Book in Atlanta and Athens.