117 episodes

Welcome to the Co-Liv podcast, in which we explore learnings, insights and discussions with coliving operators and professionals.

If you're new to this podcast, Co-Liv is the global non-profit organisation, ecosystem and do-tank whose mission is to empower the coliving phenomenon. We are able to do what we do thank you to our partners and to our members.
Support our initiatives by becoming a member: https://www.co-liv.org/membership or donating https://donorbox.org/co-liv-donations

Enjoy the discussion!

The Co-Liv Podcast Co-Liv

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Welcome to the Co-Liv podcast, in which we explore learnings, insights and discussions with coliving operators and professionals.

If you're new to this podcast, Co-Liv is the global non-profit organisation, ecosystem and do-tank whose mission is to empower the coliving phenomenon. We are able to do what we do thank you to our partners and to our members.
Support our initiatives by becoming a member: https://www.co-liv.org/membership or donating https://donorbox.org/co-liv-donations

Enjoy the discussion!

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Unlocking the Future of Co-Living: Access Control Innovations and PropTech Insights

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Unlocking the Future of Co-Living: Access Control Innovations and PropTech Insights

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks & Lee Odess, CEO, Access Controlled Executive Brief

    In this insightful discussion, Rishi Lodhia interviews Lee Odess, who shares his thoughts on the intersection of PropTech and the security industry, focusing on access control and smart lock solutions. Lee emphasizes that the co-living market demands a more flexible and customizable approach compared to traditional multi-family housing, requiring security providers to be more software-centric and adaptable. The conversation also highlights the importance of understanding the real estate industry's needs and tailoring products to meet those requirements. Lee envisions the future of co-living technology as being more inclusive, safety-focused, and providing convenience for residents. The discussion underscores the growing influence of technology in the real estate sector and the need for security providers to adapt to new market demands.

    Notable Quotes:

    Lee Odess:

    - "Co-living requires a more flexible and customizable approach than traditional multi-family housing, and security providers need to be more software-centric to adapt."

    - "Understanding the needs of the real estate industry and tailoring products to meet those needs is crucial in the age of PropTech."

    - "The future of co-living technology is more inclusive, focused on safety, and providing convenience for residents."

    • 17 min
    Real Talk: Future of Living - Revolutionizing Co-living: Power to the Citizens - Co-living Reimagined: Empowering Communities and Shaping Sustainable Urban Villages

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Revolutionizing Co-living: Power to the Citizens - Co-living Reimagined: Empowering Communities and Shaping Sustainable Urban Villages

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Marta Rocamora, CEO of GroundInn & COO of Co-Liv & Lars Lundbye Creative Director from Almener.

    Marta, our host at MIPIM Coliv Summit 2023, interviews Lars Lundbye from Almener, a Copenhagen-based organization experimenting with a cooperative approach to building co-living communities and ecovillages. The model aims to put the power back in citizens' hands, fostering a sustainable and socially interactive lifestyle. Lars shares the vision of Almener, which focuses on building communities where people need and have responsibility for each other, rather than the top- down, commercial approach to co-living. By enabling citizens to become developers, Almener is attempting to return the power of decision-making to the individuals, creating communities that are more sustainable and socially interactive. Lars emphasizes the importance of the co-living model in revitalizing civic society and fostering a sense of community in urban areas. Almener uses technology, including gaming, to facilitate decision-making and consensus-building among community members, making it easier for them to envision and actualize their dream living environment. Marta and Lars discuss the challenges of promoting sustainability within co-living communities and the importance of building eco-friendly and conscious communities. Lars believes that people who prioritize a more social lifestyle also tend to take responsibility on a higher level, leading to more sustainable and environmentally conscious communities.





    Notable Quotes:

    Lars Lundbye:

    - "I think people who would prioritize a more social lifestyle actually moving together also have a tendency to take responsibility on a high level."

    - "It's a lot about taking the power back to the citizens where it belongs and building co-living communities ecovillages."

    • 20 min
    Real Talk: Future of Living - Exploring the Value of Coliving Participants

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Exploring the Value of Coliving Participants

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Marta (Director of Operations at Co-Liv, CEO of GroundINN) • Michal Dvornicky (Intern, Art of Co)

    In this podcast, Marta and Michal discuss the value of coliving and its impact on people's lives. Michal shares his personal experience living in a coliving space, highlighting the importance of community and the positive effects it had on his life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also discusses his thesis, which examined the benefits of coliving for tenants and investors, shedding light on how people value coliving in comparison to traditional apartments. In the podcast, Michal also shares insights from the Co-Liv Summit 2023, expressing his appreciation for the event and the passion of the people involved in the coliving movement. He believes that coliving has the potential to bring immense value to society and can cater to different stages of life.



    Notable Quotes:

    Michal Dvornicky:

    - "I realized the power that the community has on you, and the amount of social value that I got has really improved my life."

    - "I want to live the rest of my life in community-focused buildings or real estate."

    - "The main conclusion could be that you can't basically compare coliving with normal real estate listings. So you can't just put your advertisement of coliving right next to the traditional apartments, but it might not get special attention."

    - "Coliving is not really for everyone so far. People are not really familiar with it. Maybe they don't know the value of it."

    • 16 min
    Real Talk: Future of Living - "Breaking Down Co-Living Regulations: A Discussion with Laetitia Bo

    Real Talk: Future of Living - "Breaking Down Co-Living Regulations: A Discussion with Laetitia Bo

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Marta Rocamora: CEO of Grounded Innovation, COO of Co-Liv & Host, Live at MIPIM Co-Liv Summit 2023 • Laetitia Bo: Founder of Urban Act, Co-Living Lawyer

    In this insightful conversation, Marta Rocamora interviews Laetitia Bo, the founder of Urban Act and a co-living lawyer, at the MIPIM Co-Liv Summit 2023. They discuss the regulatory challenges that co-living operators face when entering the French market and how Urban Act helps them navigate these complexities. Laetitia highlights that while there are multiple regulations to consider, it is possible to implement co-living projects in France with the existing legislation. She also emphasizes the importance of operators understanding and accounting for potential regulatory changes in their business plans, such as the rent cap in Paris and other cities. Marta and Laetitia delve into the ways co-living can contribute to creating more sustainable and inclusive communities in urban areas, with Laetitia sharing the example of a company called Commune that aims to help single-parent families find affordable housing in Paris. They discuss the evolution of co-living as a recognized and growing sector within the real estate industry and the various demographics it can serve. In a rapid-fire question round, Laetitia describes co-living as "co-housing with services" and identifies the biggest misconception as the belief that co-living is cheap.



    Notable Quotes:

    Laetitia Bo

    - "Coliving is co-housing with services."

    - "The biggest misconception about Coliving? Coliving is cheap."

    - "Which city needs more co-living? Paris."

    - "What is your vision of coliving? The next real estate product in the residential area that is going to be applied to all ages of the population."

    • 12 min
    Real Talk: Future of Living - Exploring Co-Living Challenges, Technology, and Community Building: A Conversation with Marta Rocamora

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Exploring Co-Living Challenges, Technology, and Community Building: A Conversation with Marta Rocamora

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Kristen Zupancic - Founder of Plot Twist & Marta Rocamora - CEO and Founder of Grounded Innovation

    In this podcast episode, Kristen welcomes Marta Rocamora, the CEO and founder of Grounded Innovation, a community agency specializing in shared spaces and real-life experiences. They discuss the challenges of managing co-living spaces, emphasizing the need to create meaningful experiences for residents and the operational intricacies that come with it. Marta highlights the importance of technology in streamlining co-living operations and mentions the significance of offboarding in retaining residents. They also touch on the potential for co-living to benefit various types of cities and the importance of unity within the co-living sector. Kristen concludes by thanking Marta for her efforts in organizing the MIPIM coliv Summit and expressing excitement for their evening at MIPIM.



    Notable Quotes:

    Marta Rocamora:

    - "I guess the turnover doesn't become so much of a problem as much as something to be managed."

    - "Often it is the day that the person moves out, it's like, oh, thank you very much. Here's the key checklist that making sure that everything is fine, we can get by the deposit and end of the story. Whereas in reality, you recognize that this is someone that has to leave the experience that has become part of the community."

    - "I think maybe that's the word that we're trying to do, as you know, in the organization, is to try to bring the movement a bit more unification. So overall, there is more exposure and we can get this opportunity to do bigger, larger projects."

    • 11 min
    Real Talk: Future of Living - Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods with Coliving Spaces

    Real Talk: Future of Living - Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods with Coliving Spaces

    Live from MIPIM 2023:

    Gui Perdrix, Host of Real Talk on Future Living Podcast & Kristen Zupancic, Founder of Plot Twist Placemaking and Advisor at Co-Liv.



    In this podcast episode, host Gui Perdrix interviews Kristen Zupancic, founder of Plot Twist Placemaking and advisor at Co-Liv, on the role of coliving spaces in revitalizing urban neighborhoods. Zupancic highlights the importance of placemaking, a community-building process that activates public spaces to cater to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood. She discusses how real estate developers can implement place-led development strategies by having a strategic intent, strong will, and local partnerships.



    Notable Quotes:

    Kristen Zupancic:

    - "I think by coliving developers and operators really understanding their residents and seeing actually what works for them and what are their habits throughout the day and how does that change? So that's actually a really good way that coliving can also embrace the mixed use of the building itself."

    -"Many people have the conception that coliving is only for young people, young professionals, but it's not the case. It's not about the demographic, it's about the mindset." - Kristen Zupancic "I think we just need to push the industry forward, getting more recognition and help promote this better way of living for people."

    • 17 min

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