© Saskia Uppenkamp
Brad Hargreaves (Founder, CEO)

Location: Williamsburg is a mishmash of styles and cultures. Long-term communities of Hasidic Jews, Puerto Ricans and hipster incomers live in a mix; high-end restaurants vie for space with old school dive bars and clubs. Its creative and international buzz has led some to label the area ‘Little Berlin’.

Common – Co-living in a network of furnished, community-minded residences

Real Estate
Founded in 2015
30 employees
Funding $23.35M / 2 rounds

Co-living, co-eating, co-playing, co-creating. This is what it means to live life in common, as it is a leading co-living company with a network of community-focused shared housing. Common offers renters a safe and comfortable alternative to the risky rental market where dealing with expensive brokers and finding roommates on Craigslist have previously been the best options for those new to a city. Headquartered in New York, Common launched in 2015 and now operates properties in New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.