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San Francisco, CA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re looking for teammates who are excited by this challenge, who are respectful and supportive, and who want to give back to and maintain the character of the neighborhoods we love.

Starcity is a lifestyle brand which provides beautifully ... Read more

Mission: To make great cities accessible to everyone.

Starcity – Why Work For Us?

Make Cities Accessible for Everyone
Building homes for everyone is really, really difficult; it involves navigating physical, capital, political and emotional pressures that are usually in conflict. As a result, not many people are working on this problem.

We welcome this challenge because we don't want to lose the amazing character of the cities we love.

The Forgotten Middle
New supply of low income housing is made possible through government subsidies and public vouchers, and we all know that there's no shortage of luxury high-rises going up — but what about everyone in between?

Our mission is to house the backbone of every city: the teachers, police officers, firefighters, hospitality workers, students and entrepreneurs, which in turn makes cities accessible to everyone.

Building a Sustainable Future
Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Starcity’s value engineering takes into consideration both the initial and life-cycle costs of a building. Our approach deals with all the surrounding resources such as water, energy, and materials from their beginning as raw materials till their salvage cycle.

Increasing Livable Space and Reducing Waste
The lack of capital for middle-income developments also means that we, as a society, lack the ability to challenge assumptions about what the middle-income urban dweller needs and desires. How much private space do we need? What do we expect for community and neighborhood interaction? What tradeoffs are we willing to make to have a fulfilling urban experience? To answer these questions, Starcity is reimagining the physical spaces in which we live, with direct input from our members.

Revitalizing and Honoring the Character of Our Neighbhorhoods
Starcity is committed to preserving the well-being and character of our neighborhoods. We never stick a glass box in a neighborhood filled with Victorian-era cottages. Starcity weaves into the fabric of the neighborhood and puts energetic and thoughtful members in the community that want to become part of the local culture.

Our Values

We’ve set out to create a new constitution for living as a group. We resolve to form a more perfect union within our community and live by these values.

  • Diversity is dynamic
    We seek unbounded perspectives. We ask ourselves and Starcity to invite in members that are open-minded, come from different backgrounds, and have varying interests and perspectives. The result is a more interesting life.

  • Empower each other
    We support one another by being nonjudgmental, staying curious and lending a helping hand. We honor local culture by supporting artists, chefs and vendors in the neighborhood. We expect Starcity to give us a safe space to pursue our dreams.

  • Transparency with privacy
    Trust and honesty are the foundations of lasting relationships. We build trust within through clear communication. And we expect Starcity to be open about its policies and procedures, and hyper-responsible with our privacy.

  • Be benevolent
    Every person has good in them. We understand that each of us has quirks and, sometimes, difficult days. So we listen and empathize. And we ask Starcity to see the best in people and treat everyone on an even playing field. The civility of the community is paramount. Kindness and a supportive environment makes us smile.

  • Life is short
    Let's have a good time!

Our Mission
Our mission is to make living in great cities accessible to everyone. We’re looking for teammates who are excited by this challenge, who are respectful and supportive, and who want to give back to and maintain the character of the neighborhoods we love.

About Us
Starcity is a lifestyle brand that builds a new real estate product between home and hotel. It’s beautifully designed co-living communities are built by identifying underutilized or abandoned commercial buildings to develop, adding to a city’s housing stock without displacing a community’s longtime residents.

Core Values

Integrity (Trust)
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Our team lives our company’s core values—even when no one is looking. When we are honest with each other and aligned on values we can trust each other to do what is right by default. We work together effectively by ensuring that we can trust one another’s intentions.

Purpose (Perseverance)
Purpose is the reason behind all of our actions. It’s the “Why?” that drives us to challenge convention and constantly improve. Where mere intention buckles under the weight of challenges, purpose gives us courage, boldness, and resolve. It allows us to stay adaptable when information changes, agile when faced with adversity, and strong to carry out our mission.

Community (Humility)
We acknowledge that both our team and the neighborhoods we build in grow sustainably only if we work together. We are interdependent. As we live, work, and grow in many communities across great cities, we will be sincere and humble in our approach, ensuring that our impact is welcomed and positive for both our internal collective and our neighbors.

Why work here?

  • Mission-driven team
    Be a part of a team motivated by passion and heart, working hard to make the cities we love accessible to everyone.

  • Work/life balance
    We perform at our best when our lives are in balance, so Starcity offers care-focused time off for all team members.

  • Benefits
    Starcity heavily subsidizes health, vision, and dental plans, and offers 401(k) matching, because your health and future matter.

  • Location
    We sit right at the cross-section of historic North Beach, Chinatown, and Jackson Square neighborhoods, just a quick walk from BART.

  • Volunteering
    We team up with our members at organized volunteering events to give back to the neighborhoods that we call home.

  • Team activities
    From team off-sites to fitness challenges, we constantly push each other to be our best selves.

Starcity Reviews

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    "Home away from home!"

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    Look forward to coming into work each day!
    Challenging, yet rewarding!
    Everyone is so encouraging & supportive - feels like a family!
    Fun work environment!


    I wouldn't say this is a "con" BUT be prepared to roll up your sleeves and wear many hats & be able to multi-task & jump in where needed! (part of the challenge & fun)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing! Proud to be working here!

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Starcity Interviews



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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Starcity (San Francisco, CA).


    Had a phone interview followed by an onsite interview. The reason for my negative experience was because I never got a call back after my onsite interview. If you didn't want to hire me for whatever reason, fine. But please don't leave your candidates hanging. I don't know if they felt that no communication would be enough of a "hint" or they forgot to contact me or simply didn't care. I felt this was disrespectful and I don't respect companies that work this way. I do my part as a candidate and they should do theirs as a potential employer.

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