Mike Lapsley | President | Rentometer
Over the last 20 years, Mike Lapsley’s professional career has been focused on the rental housing industry and technology. Mike lead a group that acquired Rentometer in April 2012 and now serves as the company’s president, aiming to build on Rentometer's reputation as an essential destination for landlords, property managers, and renters.
Prior to Rentometer, Mike served as CEO at RentGrow, Inc., which provided applicant screening technology and services to residential property management companies across the United States. Under his leadership, RentGrow grew from a venture start-up to a profitable, growth-oriented operating company that became an industry leader recognized for its excellent technology and outstanding service. In 2010, Mike participated in the successful acquisition and integration of RentGrow by Yardi Systems. Mike then took over the role of Vice President and General Manager of Resident Screening at Yardi Systems.
Prior to RentGrow, Mike worked in accounting, finance, and operations for several entrepreneurial ventures in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
Mike graduated cum laude from the University of Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting.
Rental Housing Association Activity
Mike is a past and present member of many national and local apartment associations throughout the US and is currently an active member of the following
- National Apartment Association (NAA)
- National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
- Rental Housing Association (RHA) of Boston
- Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA)
Mike is a founding board member of the Multifamily Information Transaction Standard (MITS), a non-profit initiative sponsored by the National Multifamily Housing Council dedicated to creating and maintaining an open data standard for the multifamily industry. Mike served on the Board of Governors from 2001 through 2013 and was a Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors from 2009 to 2013.
Mike has published articles and presented on industry panels on issues affecting the U.S. rental housing market including topics such as resident screening, consumer credit, technology, marketing, and security.