In 2017, Mishin has moved to New York where he got to experience the challenge of apartment-hunting firsthand. Prohibitive costs, predatory fees, complicated requirements, long-term lease commitments—it seemed impossibly difficult to secure housing under these terms. He started June Homes because he saw an opportunity for innovation that could benefit tenants as well as mom and pop landlords struggling with vacancies. The company’s unique business model is designed to help people find and easily apply for housing in major cities around the world. They can choose custom lease terms, take virtual tours, and fill out convenient online applications. “June Homes runs much deeper than addressing a desire for flexible living, which is now table stakes in today’s world,” says Mishin. “This model brings more transparency and equity to the real estate experience.”
Mishin was named “Best Young Entrepreneur in Russia'' in 2011 and was a recipient of the Russian “Global Student Entrepreneur Award'' in 2012. He was ranked on the “Top 5 Student Entrepreneurs In The World'' list by Entrepreneurs Organization, and represented the Russian Federation at the G20 Youth Summit. He has been included on “30 under 30” lists by Nordic Awards, Snob, and Expert Magazine, and featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider. He is married and lives in New York City with his wife, Anastasia.