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CRE Software Startup Apto Enjoys Rapid Growth and Recognition

Web-based commercial real estate software platform Apto has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the 175th fastest-growing privately held company in the United States. In the 35th annual Inc. 500 list released this week, Apto also ranked as the #2 fastest-growing company in Denver and the #11 fastest-growing software company overall.

Amidst the rapid growth and accolades, Apto is in the process of relocating its headquarters to a renovated 100-year old building at 1730 Blake St. in Denver’s LoDo district. The move comes as a result of aggressive company expansion over the past 12 months, with accelerating revenue growth, new industry partnerships, and important customer wins contributing to Apto’s momentum.

Apto attributes its 2,079% three-year growth rate to its innovative technology, superior customer service and deep commercial real estate industry expertise, along with steadily increasing demand among brokers for web-based software that can boost efficiency and improve decision-making.

CEO Tanner McGraw told propmodo.com: “We’ve found that the greatest challenge with growing rapidly is finding and hiring the right people. We’re constantly trying to recruit top talent to fill an ever-expanding array of new roles and functions, and it can become difficult as a company scales to accelerate hiring velocity while maintaining exceptional quality in new hires.”

We’ve found that the greatest challenge with growing rapidly is finding and hiring the right people.

They’ve tried to solve this, in part, by focusing much of their recruiting effort on personality traits instead of just job skills. “This allows us to hire smart people who are adaptable and versatile without limiting ourselves to the more conventional pool of applicants with specific job experiences or technical qualifications,” explains McGraw. “It also helps us better preserve our unique company culture as we expand.”

Over the past few months, Apto’s winning company culture has been recognized on lists such as Inc. Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces and Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.

Apto’s web-based software platform allows commercial real estate brokers to manage customer relationships, properties, listings, deals and back-office. According to McGraw, it’s the CRM of choice for 5 of the top 7 CRE brands.

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