about us

On a mission to make coliving a wide-spread, life-enhancing alternative to the current forms of coliving

about
us

about
us

about
us

about
us

Why coliving matters

Rapid
Urbanization

By 2030, there will be 1.2 billion more people on the planet, and 70% will live in cities

Global Real Estate Crisis

Rents in Berlin have rose over 120% since 2004. Property value in Amsterdam rose by 20.9% in 2018 alone.

Accelerated
Lifestyles

Shaped by the fall of the nuclear family, thee riseof the freelancer and the change in values towards more sharing.

Loneliness
Epidemic

In the UK, 60% of 18 to 34 year olds say they often feel lonely often, which led to creating a Ministry of loneliness.

Our story

Our
story

Our
story

The Beginnings

Co-Liv started out under the name Purehouse Lab, which was meant to be a think tank for communal living operators. Founded by Ryan Fix, who run a 80-people coliving space in Brooklyn back in 2010, Co-Liv hosted the first coliving summit in 2016 in San Francisco and gathered for the first time coliving operators.

The GROWTH

Since 2017, Co-liv became a registered non-profit organization, was run for two years by a full-time team, managed to host two consequent coliving summits in NYC and Paris. Co-Liv also published major publications - such as the Who is Who of Coliving - and started being accepted as industry representative body.

The
future

After an internal restructuring and the arrival of new board members, Co-Liv has quadrupled its impact in 2019: with the onboarding of 8 new local ambassadors, the creation of 15 events worldwide, a currently work-in-progress bestselling book and the ambition to host a 800-people event in June 2020, Co-Liv is stepping into its power to fulfill its mission to help the coliving scene flourish as a whole.

The team

The
team

The
team

Meet Our Team

We are a decentralized network of highly collaborative coliving players

Fabrice Simondi

Co-Founder

Gui Perdrix

Director

Matthew Lesniak

Head of Community

Cate Maiolini

Head of Ambassadors

Connor Moore

Head of Content

Bart Sasim

Head of Design

Virginia Scapinelli

Head Of Impact

Christian Schmitz

Tech Lead

Nabeel Ayaz

Head of Operations

Ryan Fix

Global Ambassador

Xavier Cazard

Honorary Member

Pauline Jadas

Honorary Member

Marie-Suzanne Locqueneux

Honorary Member

Antonin Léonard

Honorary Member

Claire Flurin

Former Director

Meet Our Partners

Our partners are a key driver in supporting Co-Liv as a non-profit and catalyze our initiatives to new heights.

Learn More About Co-Liv

Co-Liv in the Press

Coliving Reinvents The Shared Living Trend

Co-Liv’s president Fabrice Simondi shines light on the new phenomena on France Info, the #1 French radio
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In Between Flat-sharing And Hotel, Coliving Finds Its Space

French newspaper Le Parisien interviews board member Claire Flurin on the development of coliving in France.
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Co-living: The Art Of Living Differently

Co-Liv sets the definition for coliving in the French market through the major newspaper Les Echos.
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