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Common // co-living & shared housing
Atlanta, GA    Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020
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About Common
Common is the nations leading residential brand offering convenience & community through coliving & traditional apartments. Our signature tech-enabled property management allows us to deliver unparalleled experiences across 40+ buildings, 7 cities, & over 1,500 members. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free & all-inclusive living environment, & for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate homes in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, & Washington, D.C., & receive over 15,000 new member applications per month. 

Its an exciting time to be part of Commons team. We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, client service representatives, & so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, & embrace a whatever it takes mentality to ensure our work is done & done well. Common sits squarely at the intersection between technology & real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the worlds rental housing crisis. 

Common was founded by Brad Hargreaves & has raised $65MM in venture funding. Brad is a visionary leader with vast experience in the technology & service space, previously founding the education company General Assembly.

To follow the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, & learn about what its like to work at Common, you can follow us on Instagram, Linkedin, & Twitter. To see more open roles & hear from Common employees check out our Careers Page

About the Role

Common is seeking a Director of Real Estate to accelerate our expansion. As a Director of Real Estate on the Platform Team, you will oversee the creation of budget proposals for prospective clients, participate in pitch meetings, & advance the sophistication of the underwriting desk. 


  • With the help of our Underwriting & Business Development team, generate & finalize client budget proposals that demonstrate the benefits of Commons proprietary technology, use of centralization, & brand-driven marketing
  • Act as a partner to our Business Development team in winning new deals. In presentations, youll leverage your Operations & Underwriting expertise to detail the benefits of Commons approach
  • Collaborate regularly with Commons Operations team to measure performance, share insights, & update our underwriting standards
  • Aggregate, analyze, & integrate client feedback to improve the efficacy of Commons proposals
  • Support the Product team in defining Commons offerings & value proposition to clients 
  • Be a key voice in improving Commons underwriting standards & data infrastructure
  • Create & lead a weekly Property Management 101 curriculum for our Accounts team


  • 8+ years of multifamily Operations and/or Asset Management experience
  • Strong multifamily operating & underwriting expertise that includes deep experience with budgeting, monthly reporting, staffing, & property management software
  • Skill working with industry datasets & analysis tools
  • Has the necessary people-savvy to navigate external client meetings & internal technical discussions
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Bachelors degree required

What We Offer 

Common truly values our employees & wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy & professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable & valuable health & wellness benefits for our employees such as:

  • Paid vacation & sick time
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • FSA + HSA options
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid STD/LTD
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k plans

Additional benefits such as equity, paid holidays, commuter transit benefits, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, & ordinances.

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