RealPage Announces SimpleBills Leader to Drive Strategy for the Student Housing Market


RICHARDSON, Texas, (July 1, 2021) — RealPage, Inc., a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry, has tapped Kevin Jones, RealPage Vice President and co-founder of SimpleBills, to lead their strategy to help the owners and operators of Student Housing with simple and innovative software solutions that focus on the resident experience.

Jones co-founded SimpleBills in 2008 after experiencing the challenges with utility set up and billing among college roommates. SimpleBills was acquired by RealPage in 2019 as the industry’s first and only utility management solution delivering a concierge-type service for residents and vastly simplifying the utility management process for properties owners and operators. Since its origin, the company has grown to serve over 175,000 residents nationwide.

“Our mission at RealPage is to help our customers simplify and innovate,” said RealPage Vice President Kevin Jones. “While SimpleBills is a great example of a disruptive approach to utility management that serves that mission, RealPage is innovating in many areas that benefit the unique and dynamic needs of the student housing market.”

Owners and operators know that a great resident experience leads to improved retention and online reputation. With insights based on in-depth data from over 1 million student beds, SimpleBills customers can determine precisely where their properties stand among their peers and if they are on track to meet occupancy goals. 

“The high expectations of students today require that solutions provide for virtual interaction with prospects, and online leasing and living solutions from any device. They also demand integration of amenities, smart apartment features, high-speed WiFi, services and more,” said Jon Pastor, RealPage Chief Product Officer. “Kevin has strong relationships in the student housing industry, and with his leadership to find innovative solutions to the challenges in this space, RealPage can continue to help our student housing customers attract and retain residents, streamline operations and optimize asset value.”

Learn more about how to enhance the resident experience and achieve peak performance with your student housing assets by visiting the RealPage team at the 13th annual Interface Student Housing conference July 13-15 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. 

For more information, please visit the SimpleBills website.

About RealPage

RealPage provides a technology platform that enables real estate owners and managers to change how people experience and use rental space. Clients use the platform to gain transparency in asset performance, leverage data insights and monetize space to create incremental yields. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, RealPage currently serves over 19 million units worldwide from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit


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