HousingAnywhere Acquires Majority Stake in Fellow European Short Term Rentals Specialist Studapart

February 15, 2022
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The short term rentals marketplace HousingAnywhere has today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Studapart, a move which the company says cements its place as the leading short term rentals marketplace in Europe.

Aumary Roland, Co-Founder And Director At Studapart And Alexandre Ducoeur, Co-Founder And Ceo Of Studapart

Aumary Roland, Co-founder and Director at Studapart and Alexandre Ducoeur, Co-founder and CEO of Studapart

Founded in 2014 by Alexandre Ducoeur and Amaury Roland, Studapart is an online marketplace operating in the student accommodation market in France. The site has over 100,000 listings and attracts around 5 million unique visitors per year. Studapart offers digital rental guarantees and the opportunity for universities to white-label its platform - both products that attracted HousingAnywhere and which the Studapart team will now focus on rolling out across Europe.

Rotterdam-based HousingAnywhere claims to be the largest online marketplaces for short-term student accommodation in Europe and expects to match 100,000 tenants with vacant rental properties, recording €500 million in rent transactions and €25 million in revenues in 2022.

Having joined forces with Studapart, HousingAnywhere CEO Djordy Seelman commented:

"Studapart is technologically far ahead of its French competitors and has excellent traction in the student room segment with significant scope for growth, both in France and internationally. We are excited to acquire a majority stake in Studapart and welcome its team as our long-term partners. Our shared purpose, culture, matching vision and ambition will expand our positive footprint in Europe’s rental accommodation market."

The company has been on something of an acquisition spree recently, acquiring 5 local platforms in 2 years including Italian marketplace StanzaZoo and fellow Dutch operator Kamarnet. The company's main competitor across Europe is Madrid-based Spotahome.

February 15, 2022
Since March 2020 Edmund's job has been to read about, write about, collect data on, analyse and generally know about real estate marketplaces and the companies that run them. Before that he worked at the aggregator Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect) for five years.

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