Dick Burke Joins Apartments.com As Senior Vice President And General Manager Burke Announces Focus on Brand Expansion in New Role
CHICAGO, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartments.com announced today that Dick Burke, senior vice president of administration and corporate development at Classified Ventures, LLC, has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com, the leading online rental resource owned by Classified Ventures, LLC. In this new role, Burke will oversee all the business operations of the organization, including the sales, marketing and finance sectors as well as the product development, production, customer service and technology segments of Apartments.com. Burke is succeeding Kevin Doyle, who has led Apartments.com as the general manager and senior vice president for the last six years of his 11 year tenure with the company.
"As the market leader with ever-growing revenues and traffic and product innovation, Dick's history of exceptional leadership and operational efficiency will be an outstanding asset to our Apartments.com business," said Daniel Jauernig, president and CEO of Classified Ventures. "Dick has been with Classified Ventures since the beginning, and I am confident that the consistent quality and depth of his work will only enhance our strong trajectory."
Burke comes to Apartments.com with more than a decade of success under his belt. Not only did he sign the papers that formed Classified Ventures in 1997, but throughout his 13 years with the company, he also assumed responsibility for Classified Ventures' affiliate network and corporate development initiatives, administered the strategic direction and operational oversight of HomeGain.com, the company's online real estate business, and oversaw the technology operations, legal, human resources, communications, recruiting, and facilities functions of the company as senior vice president of administration and corporate development.
"I've always admired Apartments.com for its market leadership, and the entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude of its employees," reflected Dick Burke, senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com. "These traits have made Apartments.com the leading player in online apartment search. In fact, we've held the top position in the online rental space for the past nine months as reported by ComScore. As a result, we are well positioned to continue to build on this success moving forward."
Apartments.com (http://www.apartments.com) is a leading national apartment Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses representing millions of rental units from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. By incorporating the most relevant products to reach renters including personalized searches and highly visual ads featuring live chat, real-time rent, online video walk-through demonstrations, professional photography, a mobile website and iPhone and Android app, Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings. Providing unmatched exposure to its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic search engine placements, featured partnerships including more than 120 newspaper websites and innovative emerging media, Apartments.com reaches millions of renters nationwide, driving both qualified traffic and highly-engaged renters to leasing offices nationwide. Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC. The Apartments.com network of apartment rental websites includes Apartment Home Living (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com), a leading social media apartment website distinguished by a "live for fun" community experience, proprietary lifestyle matching and local living guides to help renters find their perfect place to live.