Highly motivated, well trained and world-class, our team members are dedicated to providing the highest quality service and expertise in multifamily property management, investment and development. Our entrepreneurial culture means everyone is focused on creating value and generating innovative solutions to solve problems. We step up to the plate, day in and day out, to redefine excellence in apartment living.
Take a moment to read about each of the key leaders who form our Executive Committee and why they wholeheartedly believe in Greystar.
As Founder, Chairman and CEO of Greystar, Bob leads our Investment Committee, Operating Committee, and Advisory Board. Bob is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company and absolutely essential to this is his consistent focus on Greystar's Six Pillars of Excellence. Bob focuses on helping our business leaders and managers utilize these pillars to reach new goals in profitability and customer service.
After receiving a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Bob began his real estate career with the Trammell Crow Company and served as a partner in their Charlotte, NC office. In 1991, he co-founded Starwood Capital Partners, L.P., a private investment company. After leaving Starwood, Bob founded Greystar Real Estate Partners in 1993 in Houston, TX. From February 1996 to December 1997 he founded and served as CEO of Homegate Hospitality, Inc. Bob also served from December 2002 until February 2006 as the Secretary of Commerce for the State of South Carolina.
Bob believes that our commitment to an evergreen business strategy allows us to keep our team together and provide attractive careers, letting us recruit and retain the best people. By having the best people in our targeted major markets throughout the cycles, we will have a proprietary platform to learn from and can take advantage of opportunities in all areas of our business.
Bob is currently a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Pension Real Estate Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Bob and his family reside in Charleston, South Carolina.“From the very beginning of Greystar we have focused on being an ‘evergreen’ company. What do we mean by this? We know the real estate business is cyclical, but our balanced focus on both the service side of the business and the principal side gives us opportunities to grow wherever we are in the cycle.”
Bill is the Executive Managing Director of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, and is a member of the company's Advisory Board and Investment and Operating Committees. Bill is responsible for the Greystar regional operating businesses and the headquarters service operation. He works with each of the business leaders to develop Greystar's full-service capabilities, implement solid operating standards and develop the growth strategy for the operating component of Greystar's business.
Prior to joining Greystar in 1999, Bill was with Trammell Crow Company where he held numerous positions. In 1996, he joined the Executive Committee of Trammell Crow and was named Chief Operating Officer for the eastern half of the United States, which encompassed full-service operations in 15 cities.
After attending the University of Oklahoma, Bill began his career with Trammell Crow as a leasing agent in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bill and his family reside in Charleston, SC.“If we have the right caliber of people – and we do; the right business plan – and we do; and the right amount of capital partners – and we do; then we're going to win.”
Derek serves as Executive Managing Director for the parent company and serves as a member of the Greystar Investment Committee, Advisory Board and Operating Committee. He has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions and capital resources of the Company including corporate finance, project finance, corporate accounting, reporting and risk management.
Prior to joining Greystar in 1997, Derek was an analyst with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., in the corporate finance/ investment banking division where he played an integral role in over $500 million of equity, debt and M&A transactions.
Derek is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BBA in finance. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and resides with his family in Charleston, SC.“I was immediately intrigued by Greystar's unique business model, the entrepreneurial nature of the company, and the honesty and integrity of the founder.”
As Executive Managing Director, Andrew Livingstone is responsible for leading Greystar's Real Estate Services business group, which includes overseeing the operation of the Company's owned and managed portfolio's in the U.S. and abroad.
In addition to being responsible for Real Estate Operations, Andrew oversees many of the functional groups that support Greystar's operating business units, including Financial Services, Talent Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Procurement, and Administrative Services. As a member of the Company's Executive Committee, Andrew has played a prominent role in establishing Greystar's long-term strategic direction, and in helping to position the Company as a premier real estate services firm and a leader in the multi-family housing industry.
In 2007, Andrew was promoted to the Executive Committee and led the reorganization of Greystar's management division and support services. This was a multi-year process that helped position these divisions to support the tremendous growth experienced by the Company as it became the largest operator of apartment communities in the United States. Throughout this period, Andrew played key roles in the Company's growth, leading the integration efforts following Greystar's acquisition of the JPI Property Management Company in 2009, and the Archon and Glacier portfolios in 2010. Most recently, Andrew has overseen the establishment of Greystar's operations in both the U.K. and Mexico to support the Company's growing international portfolio.
Before becoming Executive Managing Director, Andrew held several other leadership positions within Greystar, including Executive Director and Southeast Regional Partner. Andrew is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in Accounting. In addition to being a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he is a Certified Apartment Manager, and holds a Florida Real Estate license. He is a frequent speaker at industry-related events and meetings. Andrew and his family reside in Tampa, Florida.
Scott is the Executive Managing Director for Greystar Development Group. In this position, he is responsible for the development and construction of all Greystar sponsored projects including site selection, underwriting, due diligence, product design, financing, quality control, construction supervision, asset management, dispositions and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Greystar, Scott was a Senior Managing Director for Trammell Crow Residential Gulf Coast Division. Before that, he was a Vice President of Summit Commercial Properties, a subsidiary of Los Angeles based Highridge Partners. He received a BBA degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a Licensed Broker of the Texas Real Estate Commission. Scott has served on the Board of the Houston Apartment Association and as a Board Alternate to the Texas Apartment Association.
Scott and his family reside in Houston, TX.“The foundation of our culture is built on trust and I will always endeavor to earn the trust of my team members and capital partners.”
Wes Fuller is the Executive Managing Director of Investments. He is responsible for the Investment Management business of the company which focuses on the investment in rental apartments in the U.S., Europe and Latin America through a series of investment vehicles with institutional clients. Wes is responsible for fund management, investment strategy, capital relationships and acquisition and disposition activities. In addition, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the investment team and owned assets. Wes is also a member of Greystar's Executive Committee, the governing body of the company.
Wes received his MBA in Real Estate Finance from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also holds a degree in Biology from Furman University in Greenville, SC. Wes is a member of PREA, NMHC, AFIRE, ULI's Multifamily Blue Council and ULI's SC Coastal Executive Committee. He is also a board member of Operation Home and Wings For Kids, both Charleston, SC-based non-profit organizations.
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