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Why Cortland

Working for Cortland


We don’t just want our residents to feel at home with Cortland — we want our associates to feel that way, too. We’re always looking for future leaders to join our growing team and make a difference in our residents’ lives. At Cortland, we celebrate our wins, encourage innovation, and applaud enthusiasm. But there’s more to it than that.

Discover why Cortland has been named one of the top workplaces in Atlanta.

Superior Culture


We do things differently — that’s our culture here. As we’ve grown over the years, we’ve made a point to develop our core values holistically and to weave those values into everything we do. We’re a big family with big possibilities. With over 1,500 associates and counting, we work together to challenge the status quo and allow for improvements to be made at every level of the organization to make each day at Cortland better than the last.

Sarah DeFrancis, Director of Branding & CommunicationsCortland feels like family. We’re there for each other. When things are good, we celebrate wins together, and when things get rough, we band together to support one another. Cortland started small, and we want to retain that small family feel, no matter how big the company becomes.

Accessible Leadership


Leadership at Cortland takes a holistic approach to decision-making, which means we’re all partners and peers, regardless of our titles. Those in leadership are open, approachable, and engaged. All our associates work hard, but everyone has fun and comes to work each day excited to tackle the challenges ahead.

Innovative Practices


We’re working every day to reinvent apartment living and revolutionize the resident experience at Cortland communities. Everyone here is passionate about discovering new ways of challenging the industry and improving life for our residents. We foster an environment that allows for innovation and encourages everyone to pitch new ideas.

Melanie French, Executive Vice President of OperationsOur people are truly the key to our success here. When you’re on the Cortland team, you’re here because you want to be, not because you have to be.

Authentic Associates


Everyone we hire is a match for our culture and embodies our values. In doing this, we’ve created a team of authentic associates who are empowered every day to make Cortland a better company. We challenge each other — everyone is encouraged to raise their hand and suggest new ways to push the company forward. We all learn, grow, and excel together.

Join the Cortland Team


Here, the pace is fast and the deadlines are real. But if you’re ready to join a team that cares deeply about each other and the people we serve, we’d love for you to join us.