We Power Genuine Communities


We are a real estate tech + services company based in Boston.

We are passionate about solving the issue of residential loneliness and increasing brand value for building owners and partners.


The #1 factor in a resident’s perception of value is the sense of community they find on a daily basis.


The second most important factor for a resident to renew their lease is their neighbors.


At least one third (1/3) of Boston residents
experience feelings of loneliness


“Generation Z (ages 18-22) and Millennials (ages 23-37) are lonelier and claim to be in worse health than older generations.” 

Cigna 2018 U.S. Loneliness Study


We’re solving residential loneliness by powering genuine community in apartment buildings like yours.
Case Studies: Cobu in Action

Station Landing

This 460-unit building in Medford wanted to savor city life while enjoying time on their side of the Mystic River. So we brought city experiences to them and residents are loving it!

More to come!

We have so many stories and we can’t wait to share them with you!


We Power Community
Through Technology 

Our Cobu app is customized to serve your apartment building, to help you connect with your neighbors, your building, and your neighborhood. The app makes it easy to engage with your community through shared interests and enables you and the residents you “meet” online to gather offline.


A Message from Ben, Cobu’s Founder

Cobu was born from the mission to help my mom — and all city dwellers — truly belong in the places they call home. Finding a way to make it sustainable by bringing value to both residents and apartment building owners was the true eureka moment!  — Ben Pleat, Founder & CEO