Associate Director of Real Estate at Common

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About Kin

The difficulty in finding housing that can accommodate families in cities, the lack of kid-friendly spaces, and the rising cost of childcare all make living in a city more difficult for families. Forming relationships with other families not only fosters a richer social life but allows you to share in the joys and burdens of raising children, while also fraying many of the costs associated with raising children. Members of a community can also better support each other, whether they’re recommending a great pediatrician or empathizing about the struggles of potty training. Kin is a housing platform founded on the belief that families live better when they’re part of a strong community. Powered by technology, driven by community, Kin is tailor-made to help families live better in cities. 

Kin is a partnership between real estate companies, Tishman Speyer and Common. Working at Kin provides an exciting opportunity to learn from two established companies, while shaping the trajectory for Kin.

About the Role

We are looking for a Real Estate Analyst or Associate Director (dependent on experience), reporting to our CEO who will source and underwrite potential properties for Kin. A large part of this role will include new business development, including building relationships and selling to potential real estate partners. 


  • Identify and source new partnership opportunities and develop strategies for engaging, educating and building those relationships, adapting these channels and strategies in different markets across the country
  • Analyze new acquisitions and development opportunities and prepare financial analysis on the viability of each transaction, incorporating a variety of capital and financing structures
  • Perform due diligence on partnership opportunities and partners
  • Prepare internal and external presentation materials and documents (e.g., pitch materials, pro-formas, LOI’s)
  • Source new acquisition opportunities by developing and maintaining relationships with our local developers, investors, brokers and other real estate professionals.
  • & other ad hoc projects from time to time and based on business needs


  • 2+ years of real estate experience, a focus on residential development or value-add sites is a plus
  • Proficient with Excel and financial modeling, particularly as it relates to underwriting residential real estate
  • Experience in and ability to work within client-facing roles and relationship management
  • Strong research and analytical skills 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment without well-worn paths or established protocols
  • Detail-oriented and thrive in accomplishing specific mission-driven tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Scrappy and resourceful problem solver
  • BA/BS Degree, ideally in Finance / Business 

What We Offer

Kin truly values its employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of benefits for our employees such as paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, Company paid life insurance, Company paid STD/LTD Insurance, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, and a 401K. Additional benefits such as paid holidays, flexible working hours, and job training + development opportunities are also available. 

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other basis protected under applicable federal or state law.

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You can find our team taking meetings in Bryant Park, catching up over coffee at Blue Stone or commuting right out of Grand Central Station!

An Insider's view of Common

What are some social events your company does?

Every Thursday we host the "happiest hour" at 5 PM in our office. This is a great way for teams to mingle and take a break from work while playing chess, checkers, Jenga, etc. with people on other teams over some beer, rosé and mocktails.


Senior Leasing Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Cross-department moves and promotions are encouraged and welcomed always! On my team specifically, my manager is super interested in helping us grow and learning what responsibilities we want to take on to further our career growth. We focus on each other's strengths and make sure that we are working at our full potential.


Payroll + Benefits Manager

What is your vision for the company?

Common is making city living better by designing and operating community-driven homes. 75 million Americans live with roommates, and Common is addressing this housing need by creating homes designed for sharing through community, convenience, and affordability. With thousands of beds under development, Common is a leader in new ways of living.


Founder + CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

On Common’s marketing team, I love that success means more than just putting your head down and getting the work done. Everyone is empowered and encouraged to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and decide what’s really important for our consumers to know about us. It allows us to not get too in the weeds and be the best team we can be.


Senior Communications Manager

What are Common Perks + Benefits

Common Benefits Overview

Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees.
And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees needs are being met.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Common offers company-paid life insurance up to 1x your annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
In office yoga + meditation and discounts + perks.
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Up to 16 weeks paid leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Common offers 12 company paid holidays + one floating holiday to use as needed.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Weekly team lunch provided on Tuesdays!
Happy Hours
In-office weekly bar-cart!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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