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Cortland Partners Overview

Atlanta, GA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities and regional offices all over the country as well as overseas. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property ... Read more

Mission: We create superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.

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  • Cortland Commitment Day 2018 was a huge success! We packed care packages for our deployed troops, wrote letters thanking our service members, and beautified veteran community sites. Thank you to all of our associates who joined forces across the country to give back!

  • We are honored to be on the National Multifamily Housing Council's Top 50 Owners list for the 4th consecutive year and on the Top 50 Managers list for the 3rd year in a row!

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Cortland Partners – Why Work For Us?

Cortland Partners is comprised of people who thoughtfully challenge the boundaries of the conventional multifamily industry in pursuit of a resident-centric approach to apartment living. Founded in 2005 as a multifamily development company, Cortland Partners is now a global, vertically integrated multifamily investment and management firm. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company employs 1,800 associates and owns and manages over 45,000 apartment homes across the US.

Our Core Values

  1. Love what you do, and let it show.
  2. Do the right thing for the right reason.
  3. Listen, with your heart and your mind.
  4. Grow together, and play as a team.
  5. Have the courage to be better.


At Cortland, we’re not just getting bigger – we’re getting better. We are honored to be named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution for the 4th year in a row! This year we climbed up a spot in the Top 25 Large Company category, landing at lucky number 7! We owe it all to our associates for making Cortland such a great place to work.

Cortland’s approach to multifamily creates an elevated resident experience unrivaled in the multifamily industry. Every aspect of revitalizing, developing, and managing its communities is born in-house, including the following:

  • Development/Investment Management
  • Property & Facilities Management
  • General Contracting & Labor Services
  • Interior Design & Engineering
  • Product Design & Manufacturing
  • Global Supply Chain & Logistics

Cortland’s commitment to providing the best living experience to its residents has led the company to bring several key services in-house, including fitness programming, pest management, utility management, waste and recycling services, and mobile facilities training (the first of its kind in the industry).

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the company employs 1,800 associates and owns and manages over 45,000 apartment homes across the US. Cortland has regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando and houses a global materials sourcing office in Shanghai, China and an international development office in London, UK.

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At Cortland, we believe in a better life where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people: our residents, our associates, and our investors.

Our Residents: We want the place they call home to be the place they can’t wait to come home to.

Our Associates: We want to empower our associates to be the best versions of themselves as we grow and succeed together.

Our Investors: We want our investors to feel like true partners who believe in the power of creativity and conviction and who are confident in our ability to deliver on our innovation. 



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Cortland Partners CEO Steven DeFrancis
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  • "Some of the best folks in the business"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Katy, TX
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    I have been working at Cortland Partners full-time (Less than a year)


    Cortland is a fantastic place for high performance professionals to build a great career. We are currently in an aggressive growth push and opportunities abound for promotion or lateral role changes to learn varied facets of the business. It is a place where you can build a good career with consistently great work and effective time management. All in all, I am proud to work for Cortland Partners.


    With having the best and brightest on the team, expectations are great and hours can be long depending on your role and what projects you are working on. Exceptional employees are the average here, so you really have to consistently knock it out of the park to set yourself apart for raises and promotional opportunities. If I had to give one opportunity for improvement down the line, I believe that the company match on the 401K could be increased to align with some competitors and aid in the recruiting of top talent. Other than the 401K match, the benefits are simply unparalleled.

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Cortland Partners Interviews



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    Regional Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cortland Partners (Atlanta, GA) in February 2018.


    My first phone interview was with someone from the talent department, my second was with my potential boss. After completing those interviews I took online personality/analytical assessment tests. After taking the test, I completed an in person interview with 5 people(separately). Lastly, I completed 4 in-person assessment tests with a psychologist. Overall, this company is thorough and ORGANIZED! I couldn’t have picked a better company to work for. While the interview process was intense, knowing that they care that much about who works beside them makes all the difference.

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    • Pick the closest person to you. How would you describe them? How would they describe you?   Answer Question
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Cortland Partners Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Midsize Workplaces, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2015
  • Top 50 Midsize Workplaces, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2016
  • Top 25 Large Workplaces, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2017
  • Top 25 Large Workplaces, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018
  • Best Apartments in SW Louisiana, Lagniappe Magazine, 2013
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