Atlanta, GA

Founded in 2005

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. 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.