The Company

Our mission is to help you find a great place you are proud to call home.

Started in 2016 by two Yale University MBA students, Kanaree is founded on the premise that no one should rent a place sight unseen, which is often the case for people who are moving medium to long-distance, as well as for people who are simply too busy.

We personally visit each of the homes you are interested in, and provide an objective assessment of the properties, such as the state of repair, lighting level, noise level, and cleanliness. Furthermore, we supply each report with data about the neighborhood, such as how walkable/bikable it is to nearby amenities (WalkScore©), the crime rate in the area, and nearby schools. With higher-tiered packages, we will even provide you with a virtual tour and floor plans.

In the early days of Kanaree (formerly known as Squeakly), we started out by painstakingly recording every detail of a property on paper and delivering the final product in PDFs.

We have since digitized our entire process, and we are constantly working on improving our products, looking for ways to ease the stress of finding a new home for you.

Questions or suggestions? We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us at

Core Members

We have been in your shoes many times.

We have all been there, needing a place across the country or even on the other side of the planet for school, for work, for family, and being reliant solely on listing photos to identify quality homes from the dilapidated. We don't like that, and that's why we are here.

Svitozar Omelko


Ziqiang Guan

Chief Technology Officer

Ziqiang Guan ("Z") is responsible for all IT operations at Kanaree, which include building and maintaining various web platforms as well as integration with partners. His primary mission is to make the Kanaree platform accessible and productive to all. Prior to Kanaree, Ziqiang worked as a freelance developer, collaborating with various organizations to develop software solutions. Ziqiang holds a bachelor's degree in Music and Computer Science from University of Hartford, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Betsey Martinez

Massachusetts Area Director

Lilian Martinez

Connecticut Area Director

Veselka Craig

Ontario Area Director