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Airbnb Seeks Blessing of U.S. Landlords for Tenants to Profit

  • Startup said in discussions with three large apartment owners
  • Equity Residential, AvalonBay, Camden said in early talks
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Airbnb Is Seeking a Reconciliation, Here's Why

Airbnb Inc., the short-term apartment rental site that’s rankled landlords nationwide, is seeking a reconciliation.

The startup is reaching out to some of the largest U.S. apartment owners with the aim of working out a deal in which tenants can rent out their units through the website -- and have their landlord’s blessing. San Francisco-based Airbnb is in early talks with companies including Sam Zell’s Equity Residential, AvalonBay Communities Inc. and Camden Property Trust, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.