To enable people to live with more creativity, connection, and purpose

Our Vision

The traditional real estate industry is out of touch with deeper needs, values and aspirations of modern urban dwellers. We are reimagining home for the collaborative age.We’re building a national network of coliving spaces for living with connection, creativity and purpose.

Collaborative Real Estate
Mainstream housing products are based on antiquated notions of hyper-individuality, consumerism and the suburban American dream. We envision housing that honors the needs of individuals, while also optimizing for our fundamental need for community and social interaction. Housing that’s designed to bring people together to share space, resources, ideas and more. In a world where our lives are increasingly dominated by digital devices and online social networking, never before has there been a greater need for authentic human connection. We do not think of ourselves as a real estate company, rather we are in the business of human experience – curating communities and spaces that enable a lifestyle rich with purpose and connection.
Living Buildings
The future of humanity is urban. Living in dense, uber-sustainable cities is the only way to manage our societal footprint, while also meeting the needs of a growing 7+ billion people. We see a future where buildings produce their own energy from clean sources, where water is treated as precious, and where urban planning is based around a walkable lifestyle rather than cars. Beyond ecological factors, we must learn to make our cities feel more like home. We imagine buildings that facilitate social interaction, efficient resource sharing, and ultimately curate a real sense of community. As a company innovating new models for real estate, we intend to catalyze the transition to a sustainable and connected built environment, one that will sustain life for generations to come.


When you look at the history of our species, you could say it’s a story of people struggling to live together on a shared home called Earth. Through the years we’ve gotten better at it, with incredible gains in civil rights, peace, democracy, and standard of living. Yet many of our greatest challenges still lie ahead of us as we swell in population, consumption, inequality and environmental impact.

At the same time, never before have we had better tools to come together as a species. The emergence of the internet, sustainable technologies, and a global economy are just a few examples of a new, common future possible for humanity – one in which we share resources and lower our impact, while still maintaining a high quality of living. OpenDoor exists is an invitation to live better together as a human family – to reimagine our cities, buildings, and homes as places that take care of both people and our planet.

If ten people can learn to live well together, perhaps ten billion can learn to share our common home called Earth.

Our Business

Property and Community Management

We manage coliving homes and apartments. Residents rent private rooms while coming together to share common spaces, meals, host events, socialize, and more. With skyrocketing urban housing costs and a generational shift towards sharing, our coliving offering provides an incredible experience at a reasonable cost of living. We maintain a rabid focus on delivering a high-quality resident experience, going far beyond standard property management. We offer our residents a suite of services and amenities to to make the shared living both easier and better – from beautifully furnished common areas, regular cleanings, and business-class wifi; to engaging community programming, events and smart use of technology.

Real Estate Partnerships and Development
We work with real estate owners, developers, and investors to deliver high-performing coliving properties. We bring valuable expertise to our partners, pulling from years of experience designing, developing and managing coliving properties. We provide a turnkey management solution, using our road-tested coliving program and resident waitlist to provide stable cash flows. We also develop our own projects, assembling real estate deals that are both profitable and impactful. Our coliving model enables higher density buildings with strong unit economics that outperform traditional apartments, while simultaneously offering residents incredible value at reasonable rents. A win-win.

Our Team


Ben Provan



Jay Standish



Maddie Beitz



Spencer Honeyman

Community Experience


Brooke Dean

interior design


Adrienne Wickham-Gobert


Latest posts

OpenDoor in McKinsey housing report

Half of California households cannot afford the cost of housing in their local market. These people are paying more than 30% of their income toward housing. …

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Our talk at the Federal Reserve

Last Friday, Jay was invited by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to speak on a panel on innovative solutions to housing affordability. The event focused on …

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Video – Live Better Together

We worked with the multi-talented Kurt Zhuang over at Feintly to put together this video to capture the essence of coliving. We wanted to create …

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Interested in starting a new home with us?

We partner with a few early leaders for each of our houses to steward a unique vision, create a great home vibe, and bring in awesome housemates. We call them Catalysts. Think that could be you?