Becoming Cortland

Cortland was founded in 2005 with a focus on multifamily development in Atlanta. During the economic downturn in 2008, we decided to shift our focus from developing communities to acquiring and renovating existing multifamily communities – all with a vision to challenge the conventions of the traditional multifamily industry through better living spaces and experiences. By 2011, we owned and managed 5,000 apartment homes and meaningfully accelerated our plans to build a company that could deliver unique value to both our residents and partners.

Meet Cortland

Cortland Today

Since then, we’ve become a global, integrated multifamily investment, development, and management firm focused on delivering resident-centric, hospitality-driven apartment living experiences. We are one of the largest multifamily firms in the US, the “Top Brand Performer” for online reputation among property management companies (, 2020), and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company (2020).

Headquartered in Atlanta, we own and manage apartment communities across the US with regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Greenwich, Houston, and Orlando. Internationally, we operate a build-to-rent (BTR) management and development platform in the UK.

Through our integrated business model, our enterprising team, and our commitment to placing the resident at the center of our decisions, we’re aiming to set a new experience standard for the apartment industry — one community at a time.

What We Do

Our goal is to deliver communities, experiences, and solutions beyond expectations – down to the smallest details of our everyday interactions to the standards by which we live and build. We are the dreamers, designers, and doers behind our living spaces and experiences, from the way we make our residents smile to the features we design and place in our homes. Get to know the Cortland businesses that build, design, and deliver the spaces we create.

Cortland Build

Cortland Build

Cortland Build is a global, concept-to-completion construction delivery firm specializing in multifamily new build, commercial construction (amenities), and renovation. They execute Cortland’s value-add and new build construction, in addition to offering their expertise beyond Cortland.

Cortland Design

Cortland Design

Cortland Design is our in-house, award-winning interior design and architecture firm. Through local inspiration and research, this team strategically composes resident-centric communities and intentionally creates spaces for an elevated experience.