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Common chooses Latch as exclusive property access system

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Common, the nation’s leading residential brand that designs and manages multifamily apartments, today announced Latch as its exclusive property access system for its ground-up developments. The two innovative companies are focused on making apartment living easier and safer for residents with 963 locks rolling out across 42 Common properties this year.

Historically, the property management industry has been slow to update its essential processes and systems compared to other consumer facing industries. Since COVID-19, renters are actively seeking to live in buildings with the best in technology, convenience, and safety for everything from virtual tours to digitally signed leases. To help Common bring property management into the 21st century, Latch has combined both keyless convenience and access sharing capabilities with the state-of-the-art technology that’s core to Common’s mission.

“Common is committed to making sure security and safety are built into each of our spaces, without adding extra hassles for our members. Since opening our first home, we used keyless entry as one way to accomplish this, and today we’re excited to announce a new partnership that will make this experience even better across all of our upcoming homes,” said Eric Rodriguez VP of Operations at Common.

Latch allows Common residents to enter their homes in multiple, uncomplicated ways: their smartphones, a door code, or a keycard. And, they help Common’s team provide stronger support to its members. Gone are the days of losing keys or panicking during late night lockouts. If a resident forgets his or her key, a Common experience manager can let them into their building or suite virtually. Residents can also share temporary access with visitors remotely. On top of all this, anyone in a Common building can maintain peace of mind with the ability to see a history of who’s entered their personal space via the app.

“Latch is excited to announce our partnership with a best in class operator like Common. Access is the foundation of the smart building. It provides meaningful operational efficiencies for operators while creating true value and an enhanced user experience for residents and guests. This is the start of an exciting partnership with Common – one that we look forward to expanding with additional LatchOS solutions that will build upon the value Common is bringing to their buildings through access today” says Peter Weiss at Latch.

Latch is currently integrated in over 200 devices across nine properties in Common’s portfolio and is continuing to expand its reach within multifamily assets. Common continues to expand with over 18,000 units under development in 22 cities across the country. With Latch, Common will bring each of its new residents technology forward security and safety.

About Common

Common is the 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 across ten cities and over 5,000 members in coliving, microunit, and traditional apartments. We are the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. The Common platform also includes workforce housing management brand Noah and family-first urban designer and operator Kin. With over 18,500 units signed and under development and over $110 million in venture capital investment, Common is expanding into 22 cities across the world. To work with us, visit our partners page or follow us on instagram at @common.living.

About Latch

Latch is reimagining the modern buildings of today and driving evolution for the cities of tomorrow. Latch delivers a building-wide system designed to help owners, residents and third parties (e.g. guests, couriers, service providers) seamlessly experience the modern building through integrated products, software and services. More than one in ten new apartments in the U.S. were being built with Latch products in 2019, with multifamily buildings in more than 35 states featuring Latch solutions and supporting more than two million unlocks per month. www.latch.com

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