Director of Underwriting at Common

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About Common

Common is the nation’s leading residential brand and operating platform that designs, leases, and manages multifamily properties that appeal to today's renters. Through smart design and tech-enabled property management, Common delivers exceptional experiences to thousands of residents in coliving, microunit, and traditional apartments in cities from coast to coast. Founded in October 2015, we are the preferred choice for renters looking for a stress-free apartment from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. 

We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, member service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well. Common sits squarely at the intersection between technology and real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the world’s rental housing crisis.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. With over 17,500 units signed and under development and over $110 million in global venture capital investment, Common is expanding it’s reliable, renter-first property operations to 26 cities across the world. 

To follow the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, and learn about what it’s like to work at Common, you can follow us on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter. To see more open roles and hear from Common employees check out our Careers Page.

About the Role

Common is seeking a Director of Underwriting to accelerate our expansion. As a Director of Underwriting on the Platform Team, you will oversee the creation of budget proposals for prospective clients, participate in pitch meetings and advance the sophistication of the underwriting desk

 Responsibilities 

  • With the help of our Underwriting and Business Development team, generate and finalize client budget proposals that demonstrate the benefits of Common’s proprietary technology, use of centralization, and brand-driven marketing
  • Act as a partner to our Business Development team in winning new deals. In presentations, you’ll leverage your operations and underwriting expertise to detail the benefits of Common’s approach
  • Collaborate regularly with Common’s Operations team to measure performance, share insights, and update our underwriting standards
  • Aggregate, analyze, and integrate client feedback to improve the efficacy of Common’s proposals
  • Support the Product team in defining Common’s offerings and value proposition to clients 
  • Be a key voice in improving Common’s underwriting standards and data infrastructure
  • Create and lead a weekly Property Management 101 curriculum for our Accounts team

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of multifamily Operations and/or Asset Management experience
  • Strong multifamily operating and underwriting expertise that includes deep experience with budgeting, monthly reporting, staffing, and property management software
  • Skill working with industry datasets and analysis tools
  • Has the necessary people-savvy to navigate external client meetings and internal technical discussions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required

What We Offer 

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 such as:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA + HSA options
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid STD/LTD
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k plans

Additional benefits such as equity, paid holidays, commuter transit benefits, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.


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Location

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.

Jodi

Senior Manager, Leasing

What does your typical day look like?

In a typical day, we are working with individuals from different departments to ensure they have the right tools and data insights they need to power smarter decision making. This could involve connecting systems, building analytical dashboards, or simply being a strategic thought partner to help answer complex questions.

Saumil

Senior Strategy + Business Intelligence 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.

Christina

Payroll + Benefits Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We strive to create a culture where everyone is encouraged to search for both new ideas and new ways to approach problems. The “why” matters just as much as the “what.” I’ve found this to be critical to my team’s success as we are always trying to identify new opportunities in our underwriting to improve building performance and be more efficient.

Eric

Vice President, Platform

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.

Molly

Associate Director, Brand Marketing

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.

Culture
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
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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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