On the job: Arion Howard, Porter in San Francisco


Discover what a day in the life is like for Arion Howard, a Porter in San Francisco. Keep reading to learn more about his experience, and head to to learn more about our company, our values, and how you can join our team.

Hi Arion! What does a typical day as a Porter look like?

My main job is to make sure that our buildings always feel like home for our members. Whether it’s a room inspection after someone moves out or maintaining our building’s shared areas, my days are very busy and filled with new tasks. Not one day is the same, but I love always being on the move and getting to know our members. 

How have you grown since starting to work for Common? 

Common’s communication is on another level! Especially since every day is filled with new challenges, I can always get my questions answered quickly to do my job well. Outside of my typical tasks as a Porter, I’ve also been able to learn how to use our company-wide Salesforce software to maintain communication across our buildings. There’re a lot of opportunities for growth and career progression, and I’m so thankful for the team I’ve been able to work with.

Some fun stuff!

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What do you love about San Francisco? 

There are so many opportunities here for anyone who wants to grow in their career.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Professional boxer. 

Favorite Common home and why?

City Gardens! I’ve been able to see the team at the building grow and the members there are amazing.

Do you love working with people? We’re looking for personable people to join our Sales, Member Experience, Property Services, and other teams across the country. Head to our Careers page to learn more and apply!

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