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.

New Apartment BuildingsWe thought you might want to see some of our findings on the national rental market as the summer comes to a conclusion. To stay updated on the current market, CORT continually scours several sources for rental market intelligence and stays in contact with property managers throughout the country. We also gain great insight into markets via our ApartmentSearch.com website.

St. Louis SkylineA few words of praise about America’s older industrial cities: they sometimes receive a bad rap from the press, and unfortunately from some relocation folks. But it’s important to understand that places like Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis offer many attractive lifestyle options from downtown lofts in lively neighborhoods to leafy suburbs.

179276480A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities.

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 Stuck with outdated or hand-me-down furniture?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!

CORT_Couple-MovingCongratulations! Graduation has passed and you are starting your next big adventure. Very often, this step in your life involves moving to a new apartment or home. Without the services of a moving company, however, this can quickly become a laborious task – exhausting and tedious for everyone involved.

student_apartment_cropLiving in college dorms or apartments can often leave students feeling frustrated or simply indifferent about their décor. Not to mention, many students live with one or more roommates, making decorating a difficult task. However, it is important for students to have a welcoming and relaxing space no matter how temporary the living situation.

rental furniture referralsIf you already rent furniture with CORT, you know how convenient it is to skip the hassle of moving furniture to your new place. So why not spread the word to your friends and earn a $25 VISA® gift card for you and your friends in the process?

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.

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.

cort's ann sennewaldBy Ann Sennewald, CORT’s VP of Merchandising

I recently returned from my annual trek to the High Point Market in High Point, NC, which is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 buyers to the home fashion mecca every six months. One item that always makes it on my packing list is a pair of comfortable shoes to help me get through the 180 buildings, featuring thousands of new product introductions that make interior designers and product merchandisers, like me, salivate.

ellington_living_room_with_allegro_tableSpring is finally in the air, which means now is the perfect time to give your home a makeover with a clean, new look. There are multitudes of quick, easy and affordable ways to go beyond traditional spring-cleaning that will refresh the look of your home completely. We’ve put together a few of the best spring makeover tips to brighten up any house!

CORT_PillowsSometimes it seems as though there is no end in sight to the chilly days of winter! If you’re stuck indoors and taking refuge from the frigid weather, it may be time to add cozy touches to your space that will keep you warm for the rest of the season. To help you get through winter, we’ve put together a few tips to make your space a cozy hideaway from the cold!