Individual investorsInstitutional investorsPublic policy makers/developers

Let's build the future

At Colonies, we want people to live life to the fullest, at every step. How do we do that? By caring passionately about the little details that make a big difference. Our goal is to create a unique housing experience and community feel that address the needs of tenants today and tomorrow. Our promise to the world : moving home forward.


Private investors

I want to invest
  • 1
    Defining your needs together
    We review your personal objectives
    We define your investment project
  • 2
    Finding the ideal property
    Our property hunters search for the rare pearl for you
    Enjoy the yield of a rental investment with peace of mind, we take care of everything!
  • 3
    Renovating the property
    Our architects optimize the plans for the rental
    Our project managers take care of all the management of the work and the furniture for the rental
  • 4
    Rent your property
    We take care of the rental management of your property
    You can enjoy the return on a rental investment with peace of mind, we take care of everything!
House before and after renovation


Institutional investors

Take advantage of the growing coliving market by investing in the future of real estate.
People working around a desk
Above-market returns
Densified homes, high customer demand, high occupancy rates, low turnover
Secured cash flows
We propose long-term lease according to local market practice
Property management
We provide full management of the asset eliminating the complexity of operations for the landlord
Corporate guarantees
Our guarantees are superior to classic residential assets, and backed by the French mother company
Solid equity investors
We are backed by serious investors ensuring Colonies’ solvency in the long term
Interior design and furniture acquisition
Our in-house architects teams are dedicated to your project and you benefit from our partnerships with top furniture brands
Reversibility
Coliving assets can be easily converted into conventional residential uints
Secondary market
Coliving assets can be sold quickly

Our projects

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Heliopolis
Paris
Partners
 - Meyer Bergman, Assembly-hsp
Architects
 - Franklin Azzi Architecture
Opening date
 - • 2022
Number of units
 - • 39
Heliopolis Colonies Project
Saint-Louis
BASEL
Partners
- Bouygues Immobilier
Architect
 - drlwarchitects
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 98
Saint-Louis Colonies coliving project
Huningue
BASEL
Partners
 - Constructa
Architect
 - Nicolas Laisné Architects
Opening date
 - • 2022
Number of units
 - • 200
Coliving Huningue project by Colonies
Cergy
Cergy
Partners
 - Demathieu Bard Immobilier
Architect
 - Quadri Fiore Architecture
Opening date
 - • T4 2023
Number of units
 - • 96
Coliving project in Cergy by Colonies

Equity partners

Logo Financière Saint James, financial partner of ColoniesGFC logoKima Ventures logoidinvest Partners logo


Public decision makers and developers

You imagine the city of tomorrow? We can assist you in your calls for tender and your urban transformation projects.
Contact us

Our contests won

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The capsule
Winner of the City Renewed competition
Roubaix station campus
Partners
 - IDeel
Architects
 - DSA Damien SurrocaArchitectes
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 108
Coliving Capsule project in Roubaix by Colonies
Cambronne
Winner of the ADOMA Paris XV Grand Paris 2 competition
Paris
Partners
 - Covea Real Estate
Architect
 - Calq Architecture & Bond Society (image:Jigen)
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 96
Coliving project in Cambronne by Colonies
Les Argoulets
Winner of the "Draw me Toulouse" competition
Toulouse
Partners
 - Edelis
Architect
 - C+2BArchitecture
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 157
Project
Paris Flea Market
Winner of the "Reinventing Greater Paris 2" competition
Paris, Porte de Clignancourt
Partners
 - Legendre Immobilier, PariSeine
Architect
 - Vincent Lavergne Architecture and Urbanism, Atelier WOA
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 74
Coliving project by Colonies à Paris Puces
Paris Saclay
Winner of the "Student residence" competition
Paris Saclay Urban Campus, Palaiseau
Partners
 - DemathieuBard Real Estate
Architect
 - KOZ
Opening date
 - • 2023
Number of units
 - • 312
Coliving project in Saclay by Colonies
Porte de Montreuil
Winner of the Reinventing Cities C40 competition
Paris
Partners
 - Nexity, Engie Aire Nouvelle, CA Immobilier
Architect
 - Bond Society (image: PlaytimeBarcelona)
Opening date
 - • 2024
Number of units
 - • 150
Coliving project at Porte de Montreuil by Colonies

Real estate partners

logo Sogeprom, partner Colonieslogo Demathieu Bard, partner Colonieslogo Covéa, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Nexity, real estate partner of Colonieslogo SNI Group and Caisse des Dépôts, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Constructa, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Opalia, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Assembly, real estate partner of Colonieslogo cdc habitat, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Deutsche Asset One, real estate partner of Colonieslogo In'li real estate partner of Colonieslogo Legendre, real estate partner of Colonieslogo SwissLife, real estate partner of Colonieslogo La Française, real estate partner of Colonieslogo Primonial Partenaires, real estate partner of Colonies

We have good press

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9/5/2021

Podcast "The Combination" - Coliving with Colonies, the cool 2.0 coloc

It's nice to live with a roommate, but from time to time you want to be alone at home. This is exactly what Colonies, Alexandre Martin's startup, offers. Having a place of your own (...)

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5/5/2021

Bordeaux: a "coliving" residence opens next to the public garden

The start-up Colonies is inaugurating its first coliving residence in Bordeaux. It is located a few steps from the public garden (...)

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30/4/2021

Coliving: the rise of the "all inclusive" colocation

In recent years, in response to the need for flexibility among young workers, several start-ups have focused on coliving, a lifestyle halfway between a shared apartment and a (...)

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28/4/2021

Colonies opens the doors of its first coliving residence in Bordeaux

The coliving operator Colonies has announced the opening of its first house in Bordeaux, named Rosa in homage to Rosa Bonheur, a 19th century painter born in (...)

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20/4/2021

Start-ups resist the crisis

They have adapted, changed their offer by relying on their responsiveness and the flexibility of their model. Some start-ups have even seen their services hit the bull's eye during the crisis (...)

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4/4/2021

Create your startup with friends... and stay that way

History is full of friendships that have become successful associations, but also of painful rifts that prove that starting a business with a friend, a family member or a (...)

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31/3/2021

Colony of Colivers

Interview with Amaury Courbon p. 15: "Colonies is a start-up that offers many coliving spaces. After a student coliving with two friends, Amaury Courbon decided to start this adventure. The three friends went to New-York to see what was being done there in terms of (...)"

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30/3/2021

How does coliving stand up to the crisis?

It's already been more than a year since Covid-19 became part of our daily lives. A year of confinement and repeated curfews that have forced the French to stay at home, sometimes even in coliving spaces (...)

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29/3/2021

François Roth: "Coliving is ideal for going through a life change"

François Roth, co-founder of Colonies, is the guest of the Talk Décideurs du Figaro.

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25/3/2021

#StartupPortrait of Alexandre Martin

Discover the #StartupPortrait of Alexandre Martin, co-founder of the startup Colonies on the blog of journalist Stéphane Bourguignon.

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15/2/2021

In'li opens two new coliving residences with Colonies

In'li, the subsidiary of the Action Logement group, dedicated to intermediate housing, has just launched a coliving project via a partnership with Colonies (...)

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6/2/2021

Coliving: the joys of shared living

Do you know coliving? It is a concept where citizens who did not know each other decided to share common spaces. This for financial reasons as well as philosophical ones. Our report. (...)

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3/2/2021

Their coliving residences dust off the housing market

Young professionals are somewhat forgotten in the housing market. Not rich enough to find quality housing at affordable prices. Too well off to (...)

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3/2/2021

From a student colocation project to a $40M fundraiser

GrowthMakers Podcast #140: Alexandre Martin is co-founder of Colonies, a company that creates attractive, well-equipped, tastefully-designed living spaces that reduce all points of friction (...)

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26/1/2021

On the Grand Boulevard, a new kind of shared apartment on 350m²

Coliving. The word, which designates a new kind of colocation intended for active people eager for community life and a certain comfort, starts to make its way. Colonies, a coliving company founded by a Marcquois, is a (...)

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