Apartments.com and Associated Cities Partnership Expands Exposure to Millions of Renters


  CHICAGO, March 6, 2007 –Apartments.com, a nationally-recognized online apartment rental listing service, today announced a strategic partnership with Associated Cities, a network of the most intuitive and compelling city.com brands online. Comprehensive apartment rental content provided by Apartments.com can be viewed on more than twenty local city.com Web sites, including Albuquerque.com, Denver.com, Portland.com, SanAntonio.com, SanDiego.com, SanFrancisco.com, Seattle.com and many more.

Apartments.com now maintains relationships with more than 190 newspapers and partner Web sites. �Through continuous efforts in developing and securing local partnerships, we significantly increase Apartments.com visibility and drive qualified leads to our advertisers. These partnerships significantly extend our reach to renters in many large markets across the US,� said Colleen Sloan, consumer marketing manager at Apartments.com.

Patrick Carleton, executive director for Associated Cities added, �Our partnership with Apartments.com provides users of our member sites with one of the most comprehensive databases of interactive local apartment listings available on the Internet. Their extensive experience and advanced listing systems make Apartments.com a natural choice to aid our member sites in providing their visitors with the most relevant local content.�

For more information about this partnership or for a comprehensive list of partner city sites, contact Lisa DeVries at ldevries@apartments.com.

About Associated Cities
The Associated Cities network consists of the most intuitive and compelling city.com brands online. Every Associated Cities .com city site offers targeted local content and functionality for travelers and residents. Its mission is to provide a single, reliable source allowing advertisers and partners to reach consumers in each market Associated Cities serves. In this capacity, Associated Cities currently represents 106 city partners and reports more than six million unique visitors and sixty million page views each month.


About Apartments.com
Apartments.com is the most visited national apartment Internet listing subscription service distinguished by more than two million rental listings from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner units. Its personalized searches, highly visual ads featuring 360-degree virtual tours and professional photography, and comprehensive community listings, make it possible for in-market renters to access rental inventory from across town or across the country and make informed decisions quickly. The site's foundation of solid partnerships with the local newspaper and television station Web sites of more than 190 affiliates across the country includes the Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com), The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) and the Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com). Apartments.com, a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC, delivers highly qualified, ready-to-rent prospects to more than 14,500 trade customers, which increases closure rates and decreases the average cost of leasing an apartment.

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