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Rui Barros, former head of Quarters in the U.S. and Esther Bahne, CEO of Quarters. (Getty, LinkedIn via Rui Barros, Quarters)

How Quarters’ $300M US expansion ended in bankruptcy

 Developer Dana Spain was weeks away from finishing construction on a $20 million co-living project when she learned her...

How Quarters’ $300M US expansion ended in bankruptcy
Quarters CEO Rui Barros (Linkedin)

Quarters, the “WeWork of co-living,” files for bankruptcy

Quarters’ U.S. expansion appears to have ended in bankruptcy. Eight properties and two additional limited liability companies tied to...

Quarters, the “WeWork of co-living,” files for bankruptcy
Starcity CEO Jon Dishotsky, Ollie President Gregg Christiansen and Long Island City's Alta Tower (LinkedIn, Alta LIC via Facebook, iStock)
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Starcity scoops up co-living rival Ollie’s assets

Co-living startup Ollie has been scooped up by a well-funded rival, after the pandemic took a toll on the...

Starcity scoops up co-living rival Ollie’s assets
Alicia Glen and Common CEO Brad Hargreaves (Glen via MSquared; Hargreaves via Common)
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Common names Alicia Glen to board

Fresh off a $50 million funding round, co-living startup Common has named former New York City housing czar Alicia Glen to its board of directors. The move comes as the company, an early evangelist...

Common names Alicia Glen to board
Brad Hargreaves (Photo by Francesco Sapienza; iStock)
National

Common raises $50M, eyes housing for remote workers

With its eye on housing for remote workers, co-living startup Common has raised $50 million in new funding. The...

Common raises $50M, eyes housing for remote workers
The co-living industry has thousands of units in the pipeline. Industry leaders are predicting a tough year ahead (Pixabay)
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Co-living execs offer glimpse at occupancy rates

Before the pandemic, co-living executives were looking to capitalize on demand for shared, low-cost accommodation — specifically targeting young...

Co-living execs offer glimpse at occupancy rates
Sandeep Mathrani, the WeLive website and 110 Wall Street (Google Maps)
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WeWork may abandon WeLive

WeWork is considering ditching its co-living business. The Sandeep Mathrani-led firm is working with an adviser on options to hand over operations of its two communal living locations in New York City and outside...

WeWork may abandon WeLive
251 DeKalb Avenue and Quarters CEO Rui Barros (Credit: Google Maps)

Landlord sues co-living firm for bailing on lease

A lawsuit accuses German co-living firm Quarters of “opportunistically” bailing on an $8 million lease in Brooklyn just as...

Landlord sues co-living firm for bailing on lease

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