about us

We're on a mission to make coliving a life-enhancing alternative to the current forms of living.

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. 70% of the world's population will live in cities.

Global Real Estate Crisis

Rents in Berlin have risen over 120% since 2004. In 2018 alone, the value of property in Amsterdam rose by 20.9%.

Accelerated
Lifestyles

Shaped by the fall in nuclear families and a rise in individuals looking for housing, there is a shift towards shared housing.

Loneliness
Epidemic

In the UK, 60% of 18-34 year olds often feel lonely. Increased feelings of social isolation caused by the Covid pandemic have accelerated the loneliness epidemic.

Our story

Our
story

Our
story

our inception

Co-Liv was originally a think tank for communal living operators. It was founded under the name Purehouse Lab by Ryan Fix, who ran a coliving space for 80 people in Brooklyn. In 2016, Co-Liv hosted the first summit in San Francisco, where a large group of coliving operators gathered together for the first time.

our GROWTH

In 2017, Co-Liv was registered as a non-profit organization. Two consequent coliving summits were hosted in NYC and Paris. Co-Liv also released major publications - such as the Who is Who of Coliving - and began to be accepted as an industry representative body.

ofuture

In 2019, after an internal restructuring and the arrival of new board members, Co-Liv quadrupled its impact. With the onboarding of 8 new local ambassadors, we created 15 events worldwide, a work-in-progress bestselling book and hosted the largest coliving event to-date: Co-Liv Summit 2021.

Co-Liv is fulfilling its mission to help the coliving scene flourish.

The team

The
team

The
team

Meet Our Team

We are a decentralized network of highly collaborative coliving players

Vann Vogstad

Accreditation

Gui Perdrix

Director

Christian Schmitz

Head of Tech

Cate Maiolini

Head of Ambassadors

Lucy McInally

Head of Marketing

Jackson Torchia

Head of Membership

Nabeel Ayaz

Head of Operations

Bart Sasim

Brand Advisor

Matthew Lesniak

Founding Member & Advisor

Connor Moore

Coliving Resources & Content

Fabrice Simondi

Cofounder

Claire Flurin

Former Director & Cofounder

Ryan Fix

Cofounder

Virginia Scapinelli

Impact Advisor

Mayank Pokharna

Content & Advisor

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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