The idea for Coliving Awards came about when we realised we needed to give visibility to the brightest minds of the coliving sector and celebrate their achievements. Our aim is to foster innovation within the sector by establishing benchmarks that will guide, inspire and push the boundaries of the coliving industry. To help elevate the standards for the next generation of real estate market players, Coliving Awards highlights disruptive solutions, state-of-the-art concepts and outstanding professionals that are pushing coliving forward.
With our awards ceremony, we are focusing on establishing coliving as an institutionalised, scalable and thriving real estate model. In 2022, the awards ceremony highlighted 15 categories, including::
- Building & Architecture
- Interior & Furniture Design
- Content & Media
- User & Community Experience
- Impact & Sustainability
- Proptech & Contech
- Marketplace & Aggregator
- Student Coliving
- Nomad Coliving
- Senior Coliving
- Blended Living
- Coliving Operator of the Year
- Emerging Coliving Concept
- Academia (Students & PhDs)
In 2021, we set out to bring Coliving Awards to life by ideating and developing everything from scratch: from the physical awards, to the voting procedure, to the actual ceremony. Coliving Awards was a concept created amidst the pandemic with a lot of uncertainties of how best to host the actual awards ceremony and whether operators and other coliving industry players had the bandwidth to participate. The results showed that this was actually quite the priority for industry players and that many ended up applying with great enthusiasm and effort.
Coliving Awards 2021 was the first ever edition and was welcomed with great enthusiasm within the industry. The ceremony on the 6th of May revealed the final winners of 2021 and highlighted some of the best coliving projects in the industry. With over 100 submissions received, 74 companies participating and over 12500 votes on public polls, we believe we created the right platform to share, highlight and shed light onto the best-in-class coliving projects in the years to come.
Learn more about the first edition here.
Fast-forward to 2022, when the second edition of Coliving Awards was launched. Held on June 29th, 2022, at Kino Kosmos in Katowice, Poland, it took place during the World Urban Forum (WUF 11), which was organised by UN Habitat, City of Katowice & Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy from June 26th to 30th. It was a remarkable moment and place to celebrate the forward-thinking industry players and innovative projects that shape the future of living for the better.
The awards ceremony was hosted in a hybrid format, with a capacity of over 350 people in-person at Kino Kosmos and a livestream to our wider global audience. The winners were announced to both our global audience online, as well as the attendees of the world’s premier conference in sustainable urbanism, WUF11.
It has only been 2 years since its establishment, but Coliving Awards has already reached thousands of members of the coliving community worldwide. We have established a benchmark and promote innovation within the industry by collaborating with high profile professionals and industry partners. Each edition we invite selected industry leading specialists to be a part of our jury panel or join us as partners and sponsors.
Moreover, Coliving Awards serves as a platform for the industry to stay up to date on the world’s latest shared living innovations, whether it be through interior design, proptech, user experience or discovering the ‘Coliving Operator of the Year’.
As experts in the specialist residential real estate sector – specifically in shared living – we at Coliving Ventures are actively supporting the sustainable acceleration, growth and consolidation of the coliving industry, and Coliving Awards serves as one of the main levers to do so. We work with our partners, sponsors and wider ecosystems to drive this evolution and ensure shared living has a positive impact on communities, cities, economies, policies and beyond.
The ultimate aim of Coliving Awards is to bring the most innovative and brightest minds together to inspire a new generation of real estate and shared living professionals. We are establishing a benchmark and promoting innovation within the industry by collaborating with high profile professionals and industry partners. Each edition we invite selected industry leading specialists to be a part of our jury panel or join us as partners and sponsors. A growing number of high-level industry specialists from over 30 countries around the world have become a part of the Coliving Awards community since its launch.
Coliving Ventures is led by an experienced and recognised management team, along with a network of partners in the coliving industry. Our abiding principles, investment philosophy, and client relationships have helped us position ourselves as a trustworthy and influential partner to work with. We are defined by excellent performance and high quality standards; we maximise our resources to enable and empower the ventures we build. Through flawless cooperation with our partners, we are able to deliver high level business performance and contribute to the positive development of future cities and housing innovations.
We believe in partnerships that evolve into long-term relationships that bring value to shared business goals. We put our expertise, experience and network at the reach of our partners and excel in providing them with best practices within the coliving sector. As a trusted partner, we operate with honesty and in full transparency, focusing on long-term value and a sustainable way of collaboration. Partnering with Coliving Ventures means working with a talented group of professionals with the ambition to bring impactful enterprises to the market that will change the way we live, work and connect.