Governor Brian P. Kemp recently announced that residential brand Common, which designs, leases, and operates apartments for today’s renters, will invest $7 million in establishing its second headquarters in Atlanta, creating 274 new jobs as the company expands its real estate portfolio intended to help address housing affordability in metropolitan areas across the United States.

Common has chosen Atlanta as the place to grow its high-performance teams in architecture, interior design, software engineering, operations, and more.

“Quality, affordable housing is critical to ensuring a livable and diverse community, and I’m proud to welcome this solutions-oriented company to Georgia,” Kemp said. “Common’s investment in the Peach State will help us build on a world-class quality of life for all who call our state home, and I look forward to seeing the opportunities this innovative company creates for hardworking Georgians in Atlanta and the metro area going forward.”

Common is expanding to add more than 15,000 beds under its management in 22 cities across the globe, including Atlanta. At the intersection of technology and real estate, Common provides high-quality housing at attainable prices that is all-inclusive of furniture, utilities, household supplies, and weekly cleanings.

With over 45 buildings and 2,600 residents in eight cities, Common has been providing city-dwellers with a stress-free, affordable living experience since its inception in 2015.

“I am excited to bring Common to Georgia and create a new headquarters in Atlanta, a city with world-class talent and a strong sense of community,” said Common CEO and Founder Brad Hargreaves. “This new location will allow us to invest in substantial growth while maintaining a high quality of life for our employees – all toward the goal of improving the quality of rental housing across the world. I look forward to growing with such a great city and am thankful Common gets to call Atlanta home.”

The company currently maintains its headquarters in New York City operates in Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., and receives over 20,000 new member applications per month.

“It is exciting to welcome another regional headquarters to the city of Atlanta, creating 274 new job opportunities, 203 of which will be at the middle-wage level – our target,” said President and CEO of Invest Atlanta Dr. Eloisa Klementich.

“Innovative strategies are vital to addressing affordable housing needs in Atlanta, so it is great to see a forward-thinking housing solutions company joining our business community. We look forward to supporting Common as they grow their Atlanta operations and continue to bring new co-living apartments to neighborhoods across the country.”

Individuals interested in career opportunities are encouraged to visit common.com/careers for additional information.

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(Photo: Courtesy of Common Living)

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