About Rently

Rently is the leader in self-touring and smart home technology. We offer best-in-class proptech solutions for the rental housing industry. We combine top-tier hardware with an innovative software platform that allows real estate operators to optimize their leasing efficiency and expand revenue opportunities.

About us

Rently is guided by the desire to streamline leasing activity, optimize property management, and create premier resident experiences.

We were born out of and revolve around innovation. What started out as a practical response to the preference of 40% of renters wanting to view properties outside of regular business hours evolved into a popular proptech solution that benefits renters and managers every day.

Rently initially brought its patented self-showing technology to the market in 2011, and has since become the industry leader in self-guided tours and smart home technology

With more than 16 million self tours completed to date and tens of thousands of smart home devices deployed, Rently has the experience and product expertise to help single family and multifamily operators optimize their entire leasing lifecycle with smart home technology.

The “Rently Difference” is that we offer a true end-to-end solution, with one login to control every aspect of the renter journey. Our “all-in-one” smart leasing platform automates every phase of the leasing cycle – from self touring, to move-in, to smart home residency and beyond.

Rently has more than a decade of experience and has been vetted and utilized across all 50 states. We provide world-class installation support and dedicated client success teams to ensure smooth deployments and happy customers.

  • 16M+ self-guided tours facilitated to date
  • 4000+ real estate operators trust Rently to help their businesses
  • 500+ Rentlians hard at work creating the best rental experience in the world
Rently's International teams from the United States, India, and China

Our Story

Rently’s story has definite elements of “kismet,” or destiny.

In 2011, as Clark Li (Rently CTO), was completing his MBA at the University of California, Los Angeles, he was thinking about starting his own company. One day, he received an email with a subject line asking “Do you want to start a company together?” This email came from Merrick Lackner (Rently CEO), and, the rest, as they say, is Rently history.

Merrick and Clark discovered a shared passion for creating great rental experiences. Drawing from their own difficulties related to housing searches, the two developed a business plan to address two questions that landlords were always being asked about their properties — “Is a unit available and when can I see it?” Providing renters with immediate answers to these questions resulted in the origins of self-guided touring, Rently’s flagship proptech solution.

So, the two entrepreneurs continued to evolve their software and product portfolio to include smart locks, smart home devices, and common area access panels. After years of product development, Rently now has the comprehensive feature set required to meet the exploding market demand for proptech solutions in both the single family and multifamily sectors.

As Rently’s business expanded, Merrick and Clark invited Andre Sanchez, Rently’s COO, to join their venture and help scale the company to reach its market potential. Over the years, Andre brought operational discipline to the company, and his many years of successful sales experience continues to fuel his enthusiasm to engage with clients.

Today, Rently is a robust global company, with 500+ employees, spanning 10 offices worldwide.

Thanks to our creative product development teams and our expert software engineers, Rently continues to enhance our flagship products with exciting new features, such as tour “Wayfinding” navigation and an automated rental application.

And thanks to our hardware engineers, we now have a comprehensive portfolio of top-tier smart home devices to improve the daily lives of renters and provide property managers with tools to enhance property security, damage prevention, and utility management.

Our dynamic sales team has grown nationwide and embraced their mission of introducing real estate operators to the many economic and operational benefits of smart home technology.

In accord, our client success teams stand by our customers to expertly guide them through the deployment, activation, and management of their smart properties. The introduction of our new installer workflow feature this year supports those efforts by extending our support to onsite technicians.

Internally, Rently has further expanded its marketing, finance, logistics, and business support teams to create a solid foundation for future growth.

Rently adheres to a judicious business approach, and remains committed to an OKR-based, goal-setting methodology.

Every Rently employee is encouraged to embrace a spirit of agility and focus and to maintain a customer-centric mindset.

Altogether, Rently is poised to deliver on our promises to customers (and to ourselves) to provide best-in-class smart home technology that exceeds expectations and fulfills our mission to create the best rental experience in the world!

Meet the people behind Rently

United States

With more than a decade of experience creating innovative touring and smart home solutions for all types of properties, Rently’s leadership team is committed to a customer-centric approach that helps property managers customize solutions that accelerate leads-to-lease conversions.

  • Merrick Lackner

    Merrick Lackner

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Clark Li

    Clark Li

    Founder & Chief Technology Officer

  • Andre Sanchez

    Andre Sanchez

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Dustin Neal

    Dustin Neal

    VP of Finance

  • Pini Lackner

    Pini Lackner

    VP of Single Family Sales

  • Zach Goulhiane

    Zach Goulhiane

    VP of Multifamily Sales

  • Jared East

    Jared East

    VP of Product & Software

  • Jameson Braddock

    Jameson Braddock

    VP of Client Success

  • Becca Nevarez

    Becca Nevarez

    Senior Director of Marketing

  • Mary Eubanks

    Mary Eubanks

    Senior Director of Human Resources

  • Jacqueline Murphy

    Jacqueline Murphy

    Director of Product Marketing

  • Darin Hess

    Darin Hess

    Director of Implementation

  • Sahil Farooqi

    Sahil Farooqi

    Director of Business Operations

  • Ahmed Khan

    Ahmed Khan

    Director of Business Intelligence

  • Rodney Sohngen

    Rodney Sohngen

    Director of Operations

  • Anthony Williams

    Anthony Williams

    Director of Business Development & Innovation

  • Andrew Campisi

    Andrew Campisi

    Director of Logistics

India

Rently’s international management team and world-class engineers share a mission to create the best rental experience in the world. Thanks to their ongoing efforts to create smart home solutions that meet our customer’s evolving needs, Rently stays on the leading edge of real estate technology innovation.

  • Bijoy Sivan

    Bijoy Sivan

    Managing Director

  • Kalyanakumar Thirumalai

    Kalyanakumar Thirumalai

    Director of Engineering

  • Badri Krishnan

    Badri Krishnan

    Group Product Manager

  • Vishnukumar Balachandran

    Vishnukumar Balachandran

    Director - Data Analytics & Product Delivery

  • Luv Mehta

    Luv Mehta

    Director - Systems Engineering

  • Subrata Ghosh

    Subrata Ghosh

    Director - Product Delivery

  • Aravinthkumar Sampath

    Aravinthkumar Sampath

    Associate Engineering Manager

  • Rahul MR

    Rahul MR

    Delivery Manager - Mobile Applications

  • Sarith Subramanian

    Sarith Subramanian

    Director- Client Success

  • Sasikumar Rangasamy

    Sasikumar Rangasamy

    Delivery Manager - Firmware

China

Rently’s international management team and world-class engineers share a mission to create the best rental experience in the world. Thanks to their ongoing efforts to create smart home solutions that meet our customer’s evolving needs, Rently stays on the leading edge of real estate technology innovation.

  • Scott Gu

    Scott Gu

    Managing Director

  • Dean Zhang

    Dean Zhang

    Hardware Product Manager

  • Alan Xiao

    Alan Xiao

    Firmware Lead

  • Lucy Bai

    Lucy Bai

    Testing Lead

  • Ben Su

    Ben Su

    Firmware Lead

  • Reid Dun

    Reid Dun

    Hardware Manager

  • Jason Wei

    Jason Wei

    Production Manager

Our values

We recognize the colossal impact that company values can have in every aspect of a company. Therefore, when we were deliberating on what our company values were, we set about asking ourselves why we believe what we believe. Questioning leads to deeper discussion on why we are doing what we are doing and what we are trying to accomplish. Rently strives to present these values in all interactions between employees, partners, clients, and customers.

  • Rently Core Values

    One Rently

    Across departments and regions, we are one team. All ideas are heard and we listen regardless of job title. We help each other and support everyone's achievements. When Rently succeeds, we all succeed.

  • Rently Growth

    Growth Minded

    We were born out of and revolve around innovation. We constantly dream and create new products and processes. We also recognize that we are lifelong students and there is always something new to learn.

  • Rently Quality

    Quality

    We take pride in delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers. We strive to provide lasting value to our customers and colleagues. We invest in our employees and develop their talent.

  • Rently Trustworthy

    Trustworthy

    We operate with integrity. We are honest and keep our word. We seek to understand and collaborate free of judgment. Even in disagreement, we recognize the value in different perspectives.

  • Rently Customer Centric

    Customer Centric

    We partner with our customers to provide solutions that fit their needs. We include customer feedback every step of the way and use it to guide our decisions. We take pride in providing best-in-class service that exceeds expectations.

  • Rently Efficiency

    Efficiency

    We challenge assumptions and find new ways to do things. We empower colleagues to take creative approaches to problem-solving and to speak up when they have found a more efficient way to achieve goals. We maintain our quality of work while remaining a lean and agile company.

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