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Common Zibi
Location:
Ottawa, ON
Units:
339
Common Grove
Common Grove
Location:
Miami, FL
Units:
485
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Common Roosevelt
Location:
New York, NY
Units:
254

Reimagining apartments for the modern world.

Common is a residential brand and operator that designs, leases, and manages multifamily properties to appeal to today's renters. With a tech-enabled platform and a trusted consumer brand, Common creates more value for real estate owners across the world.

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What we do

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Property management
Common’s approach to property management integrates the latest consumer technologies, including automated lease renewals and a smart ticket routing and resolution system. These improvements reduce building operating expenses and enhance data collection, resulting in management that gets smarter over time.
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Marketing & leasing
Common’s recognized consumer brand generates over 24,000 leads per month from social media, paid advertising, and traditional listing sites. Our strong connection to consumers accelerates leasing and achieves above-market occupancies at Common-branded buildings.
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New housing products
Common is a pioneer in new unit typologies, such as coliving, microunits, and rentals designed to accommodate remote work. Through smart design and skilled operations of dense units, Common buildings achieve a higher rent per square foot than typical multifamily buildings.
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Design advisory
Our in-house design firm, Common Studio, has designed hundreds of non-traditional assets, including coliving and hotel-to-micro conversions. As owners encounter unique real estate opportunities, Common’s world-leading design expertise can ensure these units are optimized for marketability and durability.
LINEA by Common
Location:
Chicago, IL
Units:
265

Our clients include:

Our brands

Common's brands are tailored to serve different segments of the housing market, each appealing to a spectrum of renters. All of them leverage Common's platform, technology, and in-house operations.

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Noah is urban and suburban workforce housing, typically conventional class B/C assets. Noah brings our reliable tech-forward leasing, management, and operations to the workforce housing asset class.
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Common is city living for young professionals, typically Class-A, luxury, urban assets with mixed unit typologies including conventional, coliving, and micro units. Common is typically associated with luxury amenities, community, and a high level of attention to the tenant experience.
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Mily is high-end living for families and experienced renters looking to live in a neighborhood-like environment. Mily helps differentiate luxury Class A urban and suburban buildings with our strong brand, design, and marketing expertise.

Where we are

Detroit, MI
Units signed
580
Richmond, VA
Units signed
148
Salt Lake City, UT
Units signed
184
Portland, OR
Units signed
108
Atlanta, GA
Units signed
305
Winchester, VA
Units open
195
Units signed
0
Total units:
195
Phoenix, AZ
Units signed
755
Tampa, FL
Units signed
481
New Orleans, LA
Units signed
218
Ogden, UT
Units signed
TBA
Rocky Mount, NC
Units signed
TBA
Bentonville, AR
Units signed
TBA
Rochester, NY
Units signed
TBA
Minneapolis, MN
Units signed
192
Birmingham, AL
Units signed
278
Baltimore, MD
Units signed
403
Seattle, WA
Units open
574
Units signed
663
Total units:
1,237
San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley
Units open
659
Units signed
318
Total units:
977
Los Angeles, CA
Units open
440
Units signed
2,935
Total units:
3,375
Miami, FL
Units open
333
Units signed
1,588
Total units:
1,921
Chicago, IL
Units open
635
Units signed
587
Total units:
1,222
Washington DC
Units open
235
Units signed
977
Total units:
1,212
Woodbridge, VA
Units open
138
Units signed
0
Total units:
138
Virginia Beach/Suffolk/Hampton
Units open
233
Units signed
160
Total units:
393
Jersey City/Newark
Units open
112
Units signed
192
Total units:
314
New York City, NY
Units open
933
Units signed
1,112
Total units:
2,055
Boston, MA
Units open
163
Units signed
237
Total units:
419
Philadelphia, PA
Units open
133
Units signed
417
Total units:
550
Charlotte, NC
Units signed
216
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Units under development
28
Markets
19,194
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Common can engage at any point of an asset's life cycle from ground-up sites to existing stabilized properties.
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Selecting a property manager

Whether it’s a near-term delivery or a stabilized asset, Common will respond to RFPs and submit management proposals for any type of residential asset: conventional Class A buildings, workforce housing, coliving, or microunits.    

For all asset types, Common brings its tech-enabled operating platform, which accelerates lease-up and reduces operating expenses compared to traditional property managers.
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LINEA

Location:
Chicago, IL
Units:
265

Acquiring residential assets

Our team will assist with underwriting and market analysis during the pursuit stage with the goal of managing the property when it opens.

Common maintains expansive national data on renter trends and acquisition activity, allowing us to underwrite with the most up-to-date market data.
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Longwood Manor

Location:
Woodbridge, VA
Units:
138

Unique unit types

Common has become the global leader in managing nontraditional multifamily assets like coliving and microunits. Any units with 3 or more bedrooms can be operated as coliving, generating NOI premiums.

If your building has large unit types that are difficult to market and lease, Common can turn those units into the most valuable units in your building.

i5 Union Market

by Common
Location:
Washington, DC
Units:
239
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Terry

Location:
Seattle, WA
Units:
112

Performance improvements

The Common team will submit a proposal if an asset manager is looking to switch out property managers and improve asset performance.

With a digital brand that generates 24,000 leads a month, a centralized call center, and digitized operations, Common can improve operations and boost NOI in multiple ways.

5800 Harold

by Common
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Units:
62

Pre-development advisory

Common provides pre-development advisory on interior architecture, amenities, market positioning, and underwriting for ground-up projects, with or without coliving units.

Common Studio is the expert and global leader in next generation residential products, having designed hundreds of projects with coliving and microunits.
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Allbright

Location:
Boston, MA
Units:
282

Hotel-to-residential conversions

Common works with owners to redesign and reposition hotels for residential use as micro-units or coliving. We collaborate with owners on amenity activation and management post-conversion.

Distressed properties create terrific opportunities for conversion into residential, a more stable asset class.
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Gateway

Location:
Salt Lake City, UT
Units:
184

Leadership team

The Common team pairs decades of combined experience at best-in-class real estate firms with veteran experience from industry-changing tech companies. 

Executive Team
Brad Hargreaves
Founder & CEO
Brad Hargreaves
Founder & CEO
Brad founded Common in 2015 and serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Brad previously co-founded General Assembly, the largest trade school in the USA, which was sold to Adecco Group in 2018 for $418M.
Jeremy Avin
President, Consumer
Jeremy Avin
President, Consumer
Jeremy oversees all aspects of the business that touch the consumer, from marketing to operations to press. His team automates marketing and operational processes to create an efficient and scalable platform. Jeremy was previously VP of Live Operations at Machine Zone, where he ran two of the top-grossing mobile games of all time.
Eric Rodriguez
Vice President, Operations
Eric Rodriguez
Vice President, Operations
Eric leads the Operations Team and continously enhances our platform through technology, such as automated renewals and Inside Sales. Prior to Common, Eric ran sales and customer success at Shift Technologies. He also ran operations teams at Dropbox and Facebook.
Jennifer Chang
Vice President, Studio
Jennifer Chang
Vice President, Studio
Jennifer oversees the Architecture and Interior Departments in addition to leading research on multifamily housing design, coliving, and the housing crisis at large. Jenn is also an assistant professor of architecture at Columbia University, and was previously a Senior Associate at SHoP Architects.
Eric Edelman
Vice President, Platform
Eric Edelman
Vice President, Platform
Eric oversees underwriting and new product development at Common, He developed and launched Common’s workforce housing platform, Noah. Eric previously ran business development at Kamcord, scaling the user base to 1M monthly active users before the company’s acquisition by Lyft.
Adam Gotterer
Chief Technology Officer
Adam Gotterer
Chief Technology Officer
Adam oversees the team responsible for building and growing the technology that powers Common. Adam was previously CTO of Knotch, a marketing analytics startup, and built and ran engineering teams at Nomi, Lot18, and CollegeHumor (acquired by IAC).
Amalia Paliobeis
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Accounts
Amalia Paliobeis
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Accounts
Amalia leads the global real estate team and is responsible for the establishment and development of Common's relationships across the real estate community. Prior to joining Common, Amalia worked at Regent Properties, focusing on acquisitions, fundraising, finance and portfolio management.
Simon Jawitz
Chief Investment Officer
Simon Jawitz
Chief Investment Officer
Simon oversees Common's Underwriting, Home FP&A, and Legal teams, focusing on strategic growth of our management business. Simon has 30+ years in debt and equity capital markets at leading financial institutions including J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs as well as 5+ years as a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Jessica Kaplan
Vice President, Finance
Jessica Kaplan
Vice President, Finance
Jessica oversees the Finance team, from property-level reporting to financial planning and analysis. She started her career in public accounting at Deloitte, followed by various finance leadership positions at Rent the Runway, Baked by Melissa, and Gap, Inc.
Jesse Strauss
Senior Director, Legal Affairs
Jesse Strauss
Senior Director, Legal Affairs
Jesse leads all legal affairs for Common, focusing on zoning regulations, partner agreements, tenant leases and compliance. Prior to Common, Jesse practiced in commercial and residential landlord-tenant law and real estate litigation law as Principal of Strauss Law and at Blank Rome, LLP.
Sara Marzitelli
Vice President, People Operations
Sara Marzitelli
Vice President, People Operations
Sara oversees the entire employee experience for every employee at Common, from hiring to people operations in HQ and in the field. Previously working in large global organizations and start-ups, Sara has built and ran HR teams across a wide sector of industries including publishing, fashion + beauty retail, fitness and Real Estate.
Jake Chai
Chief of Staff
Jake Chai
Chief of Staff
Before taking on the strategic responsibilities of our Chief of Staff, Jake lead Common’s efforts to establish an international real estate presence. Prior to Common, Jake was an asset manager for a private equity firm and entrepreneur focused on food sustainability.
Subodh Karnad
Chief Financial Officer
Subodh Karnad
Chief Financial Officer
Before joining Common, Subodh served as the CFO for Oyo and Travelex. Subodh also held leadership roles at  PayPal, Visa, and Nokia.
Property Operations Leadership
Calynne Oyolokor
Sr. Director of Property Management
Calynne Oyolokor
Sr. Director of Property Management
Calynne oversees regional portfolio managers and is responsible for the overall performance of Common’s residential portfolio. Previously, she was a value-add operations leader at First Service Residential and Akelius Residential overseeing a $1B+ portfolio.
Georgia Flaum
Director, Member Experience
Georgia Flaum
Director, Member Experience
Georgia runs Member Support at Common. Her team of Onboarding, Experience, and Support Specialists elevate tenant satisfaction with responsiveness and frictionless communication. Prior to Common, Georgia led support teams at Candid and onefinestay.
Shayna Makaron
Director, Optimization
Shayna Makaron
Director, Optimization
Shayna leads Common's business operations team, optimizing performance and ensuring our operations run smoothly across the board. Prior to Common, Shayna led various customer success and business operations teams at ZeroCater.
Jodi Farbish
Director, Sales
Jodi Farbish
Director, Sales
Jodi oversees Common’s Leasing team, which is responsible for conducting all in-market tours and converting them to lease applications. She also oversees the Renewals team which converts Common renowned member experience into above-market retention.
Zoran Pupovac
Director, Implementation
Zoran Pupovac
Director, Implementation
Zoran oversees the development process during the construction and opening phase for all buildings at Common. He has 15 years of experience in the construction industry managing projects from high-end hospitality to commercial office and education facilities.
Justice Bryan
Associate Director, Property Management (Noah)
Justice Bryan
Associate Director, Property Management (Noah)
Justice leads Common's implementation team ensuring seamless implementation and/or management takeovers for every new building in Common's portfolio. Justice has risen through the ranks at Common and spent over five years in the real estate industry prior to Common.
Ri Zheng
Sr. Manager, Housekeeping Operations
Ri Zheng
Sr. Manager, Housekeeping Operations
Ri is responsible for the day today housekeeping and cleaning operations across Common homes. He supervises onsite porters and is also responsible for shared goods inventory and meeting cleaning budgets. Prior to Common, Ri ran operations and logistics at onefinestay.
Real Estate Accounts Leadership
Sandy Albert
Real Estate Growth Lead
Sandy Albert
Real Estate Growth Lead
Sandy uses his development experience and his vast network of real estate professionals to source potential clients and Common’s portfolio of managed assets. Sandy Previously worked for private, institutional, and entrepreneurial real estate sponsors, owners, and developers including Adam America Real Estate, Andover Properties, and Aberdeen Realty Group.
Brian Lee
Managing Director
Brian Lee
Managing Director
Brian oversees all institutional partnerships within the Real Estate team and is leading Common’s expansion into Europe. Brian previously worked in development and asset management at Tishman Speyer in New York and at UBS Hong Kong in the Fundamental Investment Group, focusing on Chinese real estate companies.
Matt Micksin
Senior Director, Real Estate Product + Marketing
Matt Micksin
Senior Director, Real Estate Product + Marketing
Matt oversees the sales and marketing function of the real estate team. Before joining Common, Matt spent five years at Samsung in Seoul, Korea, first in strategy for the conglomerate’s construction, infrastructure, and real estate businesses and then as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Strategy Office.
Centralized Specialists
Shawn Holt
Manager, Property Accounting
Shawn Holt
Manager, Property Accounting
Shawn oversees the Property Accounting Team, which churns out reporting packages for all Common-managed buildings. Prior to Common, Shawn held senior accounting roles at Lincoln Property Company and Gables Residential.
Megan Hershman
Associate Director, Interiors
Megan Hershman
Associate Director, Interiors
Megan is responsible for upholding Common’s brand standards and ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality interiors in Common-designed buildings. Prior to Common, Megan held roles as Senior Brand Designer at Prophet, Johnson and Johnson’s Innovation Studio.  She also led project interiors at SHoP Architects and ASH NYC.
Hayeon Shim
Associate Director, Architecture
Hayeon Shim
Associate Director, Architecture
Hayeon oversees Common Studio's 6-person in-house architecture team, helping to guide our partners' design teams from schematic design through construction documentation and architectural advisory. She has over 10 years of experience designing institutional, mixed-use, residential, and government buildings in the US and China.
Molly Graizzaro
Associate Director, Brand Marketing
Molly Graizzaro
Associate Director, Brand Marketing
Molly leads the brand communications team and oversees all of Common’s public relations, social media, content, and partnership efforts. She has extensive experience in strategic brand messaging and outreach with previous startups including Tictail (now Shopify) and Airbnb.
Rachel Arendse
Property FP&A Manager
Rachel Arendse
Property FP&A Manager
Rachel oversees all FP&A for Common. Prior to joining Common, she oversaw FP&A for WeLive and spent six years in the residential services group at AvalonBay Communities.
Jeffrey Koppin
Director, Talent
Jeffrey Koppin
Director, Talent
Jeffrey leads the talent acquisition team at Common, which sources and hires Common employees both in HQ and out in the field. He has 20 years of experience in talent aqusition management, workforce strategy, and business transformation in manufacturing, food service, and consumer goods and services industries.
Jaya Paliwal
Director, Growth Marketing
Jaya Paliwal
Director, Growth Marketing
Jaya leads the growth marketing team at Common, which generates 24,000+ leads per month for Common properties. She has 18 years of experience in demand marketing, including over 9 years overseeing subscriber marketing at TravelZoo.
Regional Property Leadership
CJ Cintron
Director, Property Management, Northeast
CJ Cintron
Director, Property Management, Northeast
CJ oversees all property services for Common properties in the Northeast region of the United States. Prior to Common, CJ ran property management teams at Greystar and Windsor Residential.
Travis Merine
Director, Property Management, Southeast
Travis Merine
Director, Property Management, Southeast
Travis leads property services for Common properties in the Southeast region of the United States and is responsible for overseeing property-level P&Ls, annual budgets, and onsite staff. He has over ten years of experience in the fields of operations, sales, marketing, and student housing property management.
Jada Hill
Director, Property Management, West
Jada Hill
Director, Property Management, West
Jada leads property services for Common properties in the West Coast region of the United States and is responsible for overseeing property-level P&Ls, annual budgets, and onsite staff. She has over 20 years of experience in real estate property management
Andrea Capistran
Portfolio Manager II
Andrea Capistran
Portfolio Manager II
Andrea is a Portfolio Manager at Common, responsible for overseeing property-level P&Ls, annual budgets, and onsite staff. She has managed various building types including high rise, mid rise, and garden style, for AvalonBay, Equity Residential, Brookfield, and Fairfield Residential.

Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to most frequent questions. If you have any more, please get in touch with us and we'll help.
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What residential asset types does Common manage?
Common manages Class A urban multifamily, suburban garden-style workforce housing, or any asset with dense units like coliving or micros.
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What is Common’s minimum deal size?
Typically 100 units, although we occasionally manage smaller assets when they are a part of a portfolio or programmatic relationship.
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What is Common’s typical deal size?
200-700 units.
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Does Common work with ground-up or existing assets?
Common works with both ground-up and existing assets. For ground-up developments, Common can get involved during the pre-development planning phase. For existing assets, Common performs due diligence on the building and structures a management agreement, in line with market standards.
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What is the composition of Common’s current portfolio?
Common’s portfolio consists of 50% coliving and 50% conventional units. Our signed pipeline is 40% coliving and 60% conventional units. Generally, coliving units are units with 3 or more bedrooms and conventional units are studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms.
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What is Common’s typical deal structure?
Management agreements, which include digital marketing and branding services, as well as full-stack property management. We also offer pre-development design services to advise on unit typologies, mixes, and amenity programming.

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