Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Community and technology are pillars of non-traditional apartment living. Co-living community Common is doubling down on these two principals, according to Shaina Li, director of real estate at Common and a speaker on the Co-Living, Micro-Units, and Vacation Rentals: Value Opportunities in Non-Traditional Apartments panel at RealShare Apartments in Los Angeles on October 29 and 30. These are becoming pillars not only for Common but within the non-traditional apartment niche.

“At Common, these were two of our main principles from the start, and now we’re doubling down on them,” Li tells GlobeSt.com. “From our first home opening in 2015 to today, we’ve been creating comfortable, beautiful homes where people actually get to know their neighbors, and make applying for membership, communicating with our team, and connecting with neighbors seamless through technology. Now, you are seeing many developers and property managers talk about how to foster community in both traditional and non-traditional buildings because they are seeing first-hand how young professionals prioritize that experience.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 3 free articles* across the ALM subscription network every 30 days
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

More from this author


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.