About Us

Manny A. Williams – Houston Market Leader

Prior to working for Smart City, Manny A. Williams worked as a business developer in the oil and gas industry, helping to successfully build companies and teams. “I love creating opportunities for people to reach their ambitions and create the life they want for themselves and the people they love.” This passion has served him well as Market Leader for Smart City – Houston.

Our Story

Smart City started in 2013 as a small apartment locating service in Dallas, Texas. In the early days, our founder and CEO Cassie Brown just wanted to help her friends find great places to live, but her innate drive to offer an amazing client experience quickly set Smart City apart from the competition. Since then, Smart City has taken big strides to disrupt the real estate industry by choosing what’s right over what’s profitable. We are growing rapidly, with services available in major metro areas across three states. And, as always, our goal is to always put you—our customer—first.

Our Purpose

When Smart City was first founded, our goal was “to become the most trusted, most referred, and most utilized resource among renters in Texas.” We’ve broadened our scope considerably as our business has grown, but those basic ideals still remain. In short, Smart City is here to find you a space where you can be yourself.

Finding You a Space in Houston Where You Can Be Yourself

For us, apartment hunting is more than just a job. It’s a passion! Rather than simply provide you with a list of available rentals in the Houston area, we will take the time to learn all about your wants and needs. And then we’ll make it our personal mission to find you the perfect apartment, condo, or other rental property—one that’s not just “good enough,” but a home that’s absolutely perfect for you.

We’re Smart City – Houston, and we’re here to find you a space where you can be yourself.

Our Accolades

Best Places to Work
  • Dallas Business Journal

    2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019

  • Houston Business Journal


  • Glassdoor

    2018 (#19)

Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award
  • Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship (SMU)


Inc. 5000
  • #670


  • #1086


Entrepreneur 360
  • #190


  • #299


Top CEOs
  • Glassdoor

    2019 (#16)

35 Under 35
  • LGBTQ Leader, Business Category


Women in Business Award
  • Dallas Business Journal


Best of Austin
  • Austin Chronicle


There’s a ton of locators in the Dallas area, but if we ever move again Smart City is the only one I’d consider. They make the process so easy, especially because you can communicate via text with your agent. Best of all the process is so quick… Thank you Kynnzie and Smart City for helping us find the perfect place!

Amber R.
via Yelp!

From finding the apartments that fit what I was looking for to scheduling the tours, [Monica] made everything stress-free for me. I highly recommend Smart City and Monica!

I worked with Smart City again and they did not fail. Amazing service, loving and caring agents. I worked with Xenia this time and she was amazing… I have a really, really busy lifestyle and Smart City really helped me not to be worried and stressed about finding a nice home with my needs. I love Smart City and I promise that no one will regret using them.

Parisa H.
via Birdeye

Best apartment locators on earth!

All of our moms

The self-described ‘hip, trendy and client-focused locators’ are passionate about helping provide housing accommodations, as well as working with each other.

Dallas Business Journal
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