The supplier will start with 4 cities within the US – New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago – along with London, Manchester and Birmingham within the UK.
“Getting into the US and the UK was clearly the subsequent step for HousingAnywhere, as we intention to match the rising demand of internationally-mobile college students and younger professionals in our new lively cities,” Djordy Seelmann, CEO of HousingAnywhere, stated in a press release.
“With this enlargement, and because of the fixed improvements to create extra easy-to-use and safe digital rental options by way of our platform, now we’re enabling folks to securely discover a new house not solely in mainland Europe, however in additional corners of the world.”
Earlier this 12 months, Seelmann famous plans to open within the UK and the US in an interview with The PIE Information, the place he additionally talked about plans within the pipeline to open in APAC. Sydney and Melbourne are “very huge locations”, but additionally Singapore and Tokyo, he stated.
It comes as a number of examine locations are dealing with lodging shortages, which have been exacerbated as worldwide college students rushed again to in-person research following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The US enlargement will search to satisfy a “rising demand” for furnished mid-to-long time period leases for worldwide and interstate mobility, HousingAnywhere stated.
“Extremely enticing US cities are witnessing that the shortage of residential housing provide might have an effect on the enrolment”
The market place pointed to the US 3.8% worldwide scholar quantity rebound that the Open Doorways confirmed within the final educational 12 months.
“As is the case in some European cities, extremely enticing US cities are witnessing that the shortage of residential housing provide might have an effect on the enrolment of scholars dealing with challenges to discover a place to dwell,” the corporate stated.
Equally, the UK enlargement is responding to the “rising want” for “accessible” rental properties in London, Manchester and Birmingham, it added.
Its personal knowledge exhibits that searches for London rose by by 37.7% in 2022 in comparison with the earlier 12 months, and have continued its development by 37.9% within the first quarter of 2023.
HousingAnywhere companions with round 300 European universities to assist each inbound and outbound college students discover lodging. It now affords options for greater than 125 cities on its portal.