The CW Story

Place Matters

Place provides context. It sets the backdrops to our lives. Place is what wraps up all five senses and creates a memory.

You’ll remember the places where the big stuff happened: the job accepted; the proposal offered on bended knee; the time the right team finally won the biggest game.

There’s a million other moments; quieter ones, perhaps, but they’re all part of the story.

For over 40 years, Commonwealth Companies has created places to house these extraordinary—and simple—moments. Our places have witnessed a million conversations, reconnections, revelries, and renewals. Added up, these moments tell a rich history, and we’re honored to be part of it.

The Third Place Collective

The Pandemic has upended many people’s lives, causing them to reflect deeply on what they truly value, and how their lives will change in the future as we all exit this crisis.

Commonwealth Companies believes that there has in fact been permanent personal, community and societal changes - including how and where we “work” and re-establish our most important personal and professional relationships.

Place will help shape that future. To that end, Commonwealth Companies has launched “The Third Place Collective”

Preserving the Vibrancy and Architectural Beauty of Iconic Businesses and Properties

At Commonwealth Companies, we're preserving the vibrancy and architectural beauty of iconic businesses and properties while making it accessible for contemporary tastes. We discover and reinvigorate historic properties, but there's more to it than that.

It's not just about meticulous restoration. It's about what happens here when we're done.

We give these places a new chapter, and our tenants, customers, and members write those chapters by giving businesses a home, hosting celebrations, creating family memories, unearthing new passions, or simply capturing a rare moment of stillness as they sit, surrounded by the stories of generations of people who enjoyed that same place before them.

We didn’t build these spaces. These historical icons had vibrant stories long before we came along. We are simply devoted stewards of their legacies, ensuring that these places are around to hold your story and the stories of those who come after you.

Place matters.