Research reveals that the U.S. rental market remains strong due to families and individuals choosing to rent homes rather than purchasing their own.

In January 2015, the national apartment market enjoyed its strongest January post-recession.

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Apartment Building in Manhattan, New YorkIn a tight real estate market like we have experienced for over the past two years, high demand for rentals puts extra pressure on an assignee. Even astute, resourceful folks who find several good options prior to the tour day are likely to find them already rented. By scheduling an accompanied tour, the assignee can rely on the local real estate expert to pay close attention to the availability of rentals so that their search is more efficient.

Winner of the #ShouldaCalledCORT SweepstakesWe started our #ShouldaCalledCORT sweepstakes in July, offering one lucky student and a friend of their choice a chance to win a trip to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

College Student Studying at DeskIf your workspace is filled with last semester’s books, stacks of old papers or unused office supplies, you may be in need for a session on office organization! The beginning of a new semester brings the opportunity to create a refreshed, organized study space for future all-nighters or homework assignments. By following these four simple steps, you’ll be on your way to your perfect study space!

Student Moving to CollegeThe start of another school year is right around the corner! Whether you are returning for another year or beginning your very first semester, the process of moving into college housing or off campus apartments can be stressful. Often times, it is hard to figure out where to even begin!

To help you through the process, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind.

Crowd at Music ConcertRecently moved your sofa up three flights of stairs? Stuck with outdated or hand-me-down furniture? That’s when you should’ve called CORT! We can help with all of your furniture and relocation needs – from renting furniture to helping you move and set up your new place. If you have a similar story, share it with us to be eligible to win a trip for two to the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival from October 10-12!

We are pleased to announce that CORT has acquired the rental operations of Lounge22, including all product and exclusive rights to market the rental brand globally, making CORT’s Trade Show and Events Furnishing division the sole provider of Lounge22 designs to the trade show, event, exhibit and party rental industry.

Cort_behind the scenes-3Each year my team and I load up a truck full of CORT’s newest products and ship them to Alderman Company, a marketing services firm with a large photography facility located in the furniture capital of the world: High Point, North Carolina.

Santa Barbara Outdoor FurnitureThe summer may be more than half way over, but it is not too late to create a fashionable yet functional patio or outdoor space to help you soak up the rest of the warmer months. In addition to serving as a great way to relax or entertain guests, patios are an extension of your home so it is important that they reflect your personal style.

CORT_Office-MeetingEach year I look forward to attending NeoCon®, which is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors. This event gathers over 40,000 architecture and design professionals in Chicago for three days of non-stop resources, energy, and ideas.

hospitality design expoYou know what they say – “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Well that is not the case with my recent visit to the Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) at the world-renowned Mandalay Bay resort.  I witnessed so many interesting interior design trends at the show that I couldn’t possibly keep it all to myself.

Are you trying to decorate your dorm or apartment on a tight budget? Our guide is full of tips for cutting corners in the world of decoration.