Why Co-Living Today?
The housing market is in crisis. Increasing prices, demographic changes and property scarcity has created a new generation asking desperately for living solutions beyond home ownership. Add to this a rental model that lacks any kind of service with long term contracts and ever escalating costs and you’re left with a large proportion of the population unable to live in the types of homes and in the kind of locations that would offer them they lifestyle they desire. I’m sure that many of you reading this have experienced this very real situation, if you don’t own your own home, the options available to you are few and far between.
What Is Coliving?
Defining A Global Movement - For many, the word coliving conjures up images of roommates, human interaction, and communal life. In reality, coliving as a concept means many things to many different people, and that’s why we at the Lab want to promote a crowdsourced definition of coliving to bolster our unity as a global movement.
Announcing: Rimbo Rent partners up with Co-Liv to transform the coliving industry
Rimbo Rent, the leading pioneer in deposit replacement technology, explains why partnering up with Co-Liv for the 2021/22 year is going to strengthen the overall position of the coliving industry. In this exclusive interview, Roy Sagi shares his perspective of the coliving industry, where Rimbo Rent is pushing the movement, and what fruits this collaboration will bring.
Meet Jackson Torchia, Co-Liv Ambassador for UK
I’ve always defined myself as a student of human behaviour. From my uni days studying psychology to my current role facilitating communities in the coliving scene, what gets me out of bed in the morning and keeps me coming back day after day is how much I’m learning. My goal is to use this knowledge to help others and improve the way people live and connect.
Meet Rick Schols, Co-Liv Ambassador for the Netherlands
Co-founder of Sowebuild, Rick is passionate about community and technology. He wants to create more awareness around the importance of community management and strategy, to build places where people feel more included and better connected.
#2 Mastermind: Authentic Coliving Experiences — PART 2
Written by Laura Henke: In the current Community Manager Mastermind Series organized by Co-Liv and powered by Sowebuild, 35 coliving professionals from all over the globe came together in order to connect, interact, share and discuss all things coliving, working and community management.
Announcing: Vauban&Fort partners up with Co-Liv to transform the coliving industry
The Luxembourg coliving operator Vauban&Fort is joining Co-Liv in building out the Co-Liv Summit 2021. In this article, Jerome Ensch, cofounder and CFO, is going to share Vauban&Fort’s story, how it is changing the shared living scene and where it’s heading in collaboration with Co-Liv.
Announcing: Cushman & Wakefield partners up with Co-Liv to transform the coliving industry
The global real estate company, one of the leading pioneers in the shared living movement, explains why partnering up with Co-Liv for the upcoming year 2021/22 and for the upcoming Co-Liv Summit is going to strengthen the overall position of the coliving industry. In this exclusive interview, Susan Tjarksen shares her perspective of the coliving industry, where Cushman & Wakefield is pushing the movement, and what fruits this collaboration will bring.
An official partnership with JumboTiger - A Coliving and Property Management Software
Within the Co-Liv Technology Community, Co-Liv are proud to announce an official partnership with JumboTiger, a property management software company based in India. The momentum behind the global coliving movement shows no sign of stopping, and companies like JumboTiger play a vital role to support coliving operators’ efficiencies and growth as they scale their operations.
An official partnership with res:harmonics
Co-Liv are proud to announce an official partnership with coliving technology provider res:harmonics, one of the leading software platforms for the short stay and long stay residential industry. Whilst the global real estate industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, res:harmonics are determined to help the market evolve by offering an innovative, forward-looking platform to drive an innovative, forward-looking industry.
Meet Gaëtan de Dietrich — Co-Liv Ambassador for Singapore
I’m focused on creating compelling experiences that are anchored in what makes us more connected to ourselves. A coliving entrepreneur, Gaëtan is passionate about making coliving accessible and spreading the message about the good that coliving can do for people and planet. He believes that when coliving is done well, it creates new opportunities - this is part of what makes the coliving model a sucess
Announcing an official partnership with Eagle Eye Networks
Co-Liv is proud to announce an official partnership with coliving technology provider Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader in cloud video surveillance. As the global coliving movement continues to gain momentum, technology companies such as Eagle Eye will be crucial in providing tech solutions that allow coliving operators to scale faster and more efficiently than they would on their own.
Meet Nabeel Ayaz — Head of Operations at Co-Liv
A strong contributor to the Co-Liv team, Nabeel handles and increases the operational workflow. He’s experienced coliving all his life, including when he traveled frequently around the Himalayas, and has a very positive outlook on the future of coliving. Nabeel is both ambitious and entrepreneurial.
#2 Mastermind: Authentic Coliving Experiences — PART 1
Written by Laura Henke: In the current Community Manager Mastermind Series organized by Co-Liv and powered by Sowebuild, 35 coliving professionals from all over the globe came together in order to connect, interact, share and discuss all things coliving, -working and community management.
Meet Izaq Kamau, Co-Liv Ambassador for Kenya
Izaq is an impact-driven individual who understands that coliving is the vehicle to connect people, promote community and make this way of living more affordable. Izaq discovered coliving whilst helping his landlord acquire tenants for his apartment block; he realised that coliving was an affordable and social way to live for young people.
Meet Walter Zueck, Co-Liv’s Ambassador for Switzerland
Walter’s extensive experiences and enthusiasm of working in the hospitality sector and of shared living provides his drive for coliving in Switzerland. He truly believes that the power of listening and teamwork have profound results on people and their role in a community.
Portugal coliving outlook 2021: Accelerating out of the crisis
Given the profound and dynamic nature of this global pandemic, Co-Liv and B-Hive Living have been convening a series of roundtables to explore the impact of Covid-19 and help coliving and other build-to-rent strategies pivot towards a sustainable future.
Meet Ricardo Neves, Co-Liv’s Ambassador for Brazil
Global citizen, with great passion and experience in coliving and real estate development. Highly skilled in negotiation, business planning, sales, and entrepreneurship. Bachelors in Business Studies, MBA in Real Estate Business and Pos MBA in Business Intelligence. Founder of Oka Coliving, a company born to revamp traditional housing experience.
Meet Sandra Abrouk, Co-Liv’s Head of UX Design
Sandra joined Co-Liv in September 2020. She led a service design project that aimed to understand what could best serve coliving professionals, and what initiative can be created to empower them through a new service that Co-Liv would offer.