HousingAnywhere, an internet lettings platform that calls itself Europe’s largest online rental accommodation marketplace for young professionals and international students, has acquired Italian classifieds website Stanzazoo.
This purchase, the third in the last 12 months, follows the acquisition of the Icelandic rental platform Rentmate and German classifieds website Studenten-WG.
HousingAnywhere says its wants to become the largest pan-European rental platform by the end of 2021, offering not just a booking platform alone but also managing property portfolios and contracts.
“Italy is fast becoming one of the most important markets for HousingAnywhere,” says Djordy Seelmann, chief executive of HousingAnywhere. We will immediately gain market share in an array of Italian cities, solidifying our position on the Italian real estate market to stay ahead of the rest. Throughout 2021, HousingAnywhere will be scaling up its operations across Italy. By doing so, we expect to establish ourselves as the leading player in the Italian rental market by the end of 2021”.
Founded in 2011, Stanzazoo has grown to become one of Italy’s best-known classifieds websites.
Combining extensive knowledge of the student and young professional rental markets with a platform tailored to support the needs of those markets, Stanzazoo has became a leading platform for finding tenants and landlords in Italian cities.
Gabriele Manna and Claudia Mastromauro, the founders of Stanzazoo: “Giving our customers access to a larger, international market is the logical next step for Stanzazoo. We are glad we will continue this growth under the umbrella of a company that shares our belief that a superior product, focused on automation and the best user experience, will lead to the best match between tenants and landlords”.