The Greystar Story

Pillars of Excellence

Core Values

Global Reach

Greystar is the global leader in rental housing with expertise in real estate sectors across multiple geographies. Greystar’s business model is unique in its ability to own, operate, and develop collegiate, multifamily, corporate, and senior housing across the globe. Building a global platform with a local presence, Greystar continues to expand its geographic reach around the world, bringing a globally interconnected professional rental housing platform and industry funded with institutional capital to countries where the sector does not yet exist.
  • 14,100 Employees
  • 179 Global Markets
  • 52 Offices

History of Greystar

1993
Greystar was founded by Robert Faith
2002
50,000 units under management
2008
  • 100,000 units under management
  • Greystar acquires JPI Management Services
2011
Greystar ranks No.1 on NMHC Top 50 Managers list for the first time
2012
Greystar ranks No.1 on NMHC Top Developers list for the first time
2013
  • 200,000 units under management
  • Greystar expands into Mexico and the United Kingdom
2014
  • Greystar acquires Riverstone Residential Group (176,319 units)
  • Greystar launches Overture, an Active Adult community brand
2015
  • Greystar expands into the Netherlands
  • Greystar ranks 18th on PERE’s largest 50 private real estate firms in the world
  • Greystar assumes property management of Carmel Partners’ nearly 10,000- unit portfolio
2016
Greystar successfully monetizes Greystar Equity Partners VII, L.P., the firm’s $600M discretionary commingled fund, through a $2B sale to Blackstone
2017
  • Greystar marked $21B assets under management (investment portfolio assets) across multiple strategies and geographies
  • Greystar raises $1.25B for Greystar Equity Partners IX, LP, the firm’s largest discretionary fund to date
  • Greystar acquires the $4.4B Monogram Residential Trust, the largest 2017 multifamily portfolio acquisition. The firm launched its flagship open-ended investment strategy and seeded it with the Monogram REIT’s 48 assets and 12,500 units
  • Greystar wins “Capital Raise of the Year North America” in 2017 PERE Global Awards
  • Greystar named No. 1 Developer and No. 3 General Contractor for U.S. Multifamily Housing by NMHC
  • Greystar named No.1 Manager of U.S. rental apartments and No.3 Owner of UK Student Housing by NMHC and Savills Research
2018
  • Greystar expands into China, Australia, Chile, Spain, France and Germany
  • Greystar marked including $32B of assets under management across multiple strategies and geographies
  • Greystar completes largest transaction in company history with the historic EdR Trust Student Housing Acquisition for $4.6B
  • Greystar raises a record $5B in capital globally for the year, highlighted by the $1.34B first close of GEP X making it the largest US multifamily value-add fund in history
  • Greystar recapitalized Chapter London Portfolio with the £1.5B joint venture with institutional investors. The recapitalization represented the first realized investment for Greystar outside of the US
  • Greystar launched its first debt platform with $500M in funding to pursue a strategy focused on acquiring subordinated and securitized debt issued by US Government sponsored entities
2019
Greystar wins “Global Residential Investor of the Year,” “Global Alternatives Investor of the Year,” “Deal of the Year, North America,” and “Industry Figure of the Year, North America” in 2018 PERE Global Awards
The Greystar Executive Committee
What sets Greystar apart is its people. Supported by a global team of 14,000+ employees, Greystar’s experienced and cross-functional executive team boasts on average over 23 years of industry experience and provides diverse perspective throughout the investment process.
Property Management Services
Investment Management
Development and Construction

Specialists Across Rental Housing Sectors

  • Active Adult

    Residential property with lifestyle accommodations targeting renters in the 55+ age cohort who prefer flexible housing in a community of their peers.

    Active Adult

    Residential property with lifestyle accommodations targeting renters in the 55+ age cohort who prefer flexible housing in a community of their peers.
  • Multifamily

    Residential property composed of five or more dwelling units and in which no more than 20 percent of the net rentable area is rented to, or to be rented to non-residential tenants.

    Multifamily

    Residential property composed of five or more dwelling units and in which no more than 20 percent of the net rentable area is rented to, or to be rented to non-residential tenants.
  • Collegiate Housing

    The Greystar Collegiate Housing platform focuses on developing, acquiring and managing assets at top ranked universities to create a favorable long-term student living investment profile with steady demand trends, resistance to new supply, and capital appreciation potential.

    Collegiate Housing

    The Greystar Collegiate Housing platform focuses on developing, acquiring and managing assets at top ranked universities to create a favorable long-term student living investment profile with steady demand trends, resistance to new supply, and capital appreciation potential.
  • Flexible Housing

    Short-stay rental accommodations for business use on extended travel. Furnished apartment, condominium or house made available for rent or let on a temporary basis, primarily for 30 days or more. Both a product - an apartment/house/condo – and a service, packages are customized to the customer’s specific needs, including furniture, full kitchen, private bath, linens, housewares, electronics, and utilities.

    Flexible Housing

    Short-stay rental accommodations for business use on extended travel. Furnished apartment, condominium or house made available for rent or let on a temporary basis, primarily for 30 days or more. Both a product - an apartment/house/condo – and a service, packages are customized to the customer’s specific needs, including furniture, full kitchen, private bath, linens, housewares, electronics, and utilities.

Representative Assets

  • RESA

    Spain Portfolio Student Acquisition
    The 2017 acquisition of Spain’s largest student housing platform, together with JV partners AXA Investment Managers and CBRE Global Investment Partners, gave Greystar immediate access and scale in a new market, a significant deal pipeline, and the in-place brand of Resa’s operating platform. The market leader in student accommodation, Resa operates 33 student assets comprising more than 9,000 beds in 19 Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. An additional four properties are under construction.

    RESA

    Spain Portfolio Student Acquisition
    The 2017 acquisition of Spain’s largest student housing platform, together with JV partners AXA Investment Managers and CBRE Global Investment Partners, gave Greystar immediate access and scale in a new market, a significant deal pipeline, and the in-place brand of Resa’s operating platform. The market leader in student accommodation, Resa operates 33 student assets comprising more than 9,000 beds in 19 Spanish cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. An additional four properties are under construction.
  • Chapter Living

    UK Portfolio Student Housing Acquisition & Development
    The Chapter brand provides an exclusive student living experience with unparalleled amenities, unit specifications, and onsite services targeted at London’s globally mobile and service aware students. Launched in 2016 with six student assets, the Chapter brand has since grown to eight properties operating 6,137 beds. With three further projects in the pipeline, Chapter has become the leading student platform in Central London attracting international students and top tier universities in a market lacking supply for purpose-built student accommodations. The portfolio’s highly attractive student mix includes 37% postgraduate students and 78% international students with significant exposure to key source and growth markets.

    Chapter Living

    UK Portfolio Student Housing Acquisition & Development
    The Chapter brand provides an exclusive student living experience with unparalleled amenities, unit specifications, and onsite services targeted at London’s globally mobile and service aware students. Launched in 2016 with six student assets, the Chapter brand has since grown to eight properties operating 6,137 beds. With three further projects in the pipeline, Chapter has become the leading student platform in Central London attracting international students and top tier universities in a market lacking supply for purpose-built student accommodations. The portfolio’s highly attractive student mix includes 37% postgraduate students and 78% international students with significant exposure to key source and growth markets.
  • DC Tower III

    Austria Portfolio Acquisition
    DC Tower III is a joint venture 37-story residential tower development on the Danube waterfront in Vienna, one of Europe’s largest student hubs. Targeting students, corporates, and young professionals, DC Tower will have more than 830 high-quality units, including 330 student beds, with a full service and amenity package. The property is within close reach of 150,000 students and directly adjacent to United Nations City, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst and Young headquarters. It will be completed in 2021.

    DC Tower III

    Austria Portfolio Acquisition
    DC Tower III is a joint venture 37-story residential tower development on the Danube waterfront in Vienna, one of Europe’s largest student hubs. Targeting students, corporates, and young professionals, DC Tower will have more than 830 high-quality units, including 330 student beds, with a full service and amenity package. The property is within close reach of 150,000 students and directly adjacent to United Nations City, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst and Young headquarters. It will be completed in 2021.
  • Monogram

    U.S. Portfolio Core-Plus Acquisition
    Greystar acquired Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., an owner, operator and developer of high-quality apartment communities with a significant presence in select coastal markets, in September 2017. Monogram invested in stabilized operating properties and properties in various phases of development, with a focus on communities in select markets across the United States. The Monogram Portfolio consists of 48 high-quality properties with nearly 13,000 units totaling $4.4 billion of assets as at September 2017 in top-performing US markets with attractive, long-term multifamily fundamentals.

    Monogram

    U.S. Portfolio Core-Plus Acquisition
    Greystar acquired Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., an owner, operator and developer of high-quality apartment communities with a significant presence in select coastal markets, in September 2017. Monogram invested in stabilized operating properties and properties in various phases of development, with a focus on communities in select markets across the United States. The Monogram Portfolio consists of 48 high-quality properties with nearly 13,000 units totaling $4.4 billion of assets as at September 2017 in top-performing US markets with attractive, long-term multifamily fundamentals.
  • Stratto Americas

    Guadalajara, Mexico Multifamily Development
    Stratto Americas is a premium 33-story mixed-use development with 233 residential units in the heart of Guadalajara’s financial and corporate district. Greystar was able to source Stratto Americas off market and has acquired the residential apartment units in a forward purchase deal. Greystar worked closely with the project’s architect and significantly improved the space efficiency by optimizing floorplans and unit mix to design a world-class project. The project is currently in lease-up with an occupancy of around 30%.

    Stratto Americas

    Guadalajara, Mexico Multifamily Development
    Stratto Americas is a premium 33-story mixed-use development with 233 residential units in the heart of Guadalajara’s financial and corporate district. Greystar was able to source Stratto Americas off market and has acquired the residential apartment units in a forward purchase deal. Greystar worked closely with the project’s architect and significantly improved the space efficiency by optimizing floorplans and unit mix to design a world-class project. The project is currently in lease-up with an occupancy of around 30%.
Code of Conduct

As Greystar has grown over the years to become the global leader in rental housing, it's important that we continue to set the bar higher and be a role model in our industry. To help you better understand how we operate as a company, we developed a global Code of Conduct which covers topics such as our workplace, business ethics, and global citizenship.

At the end of the day, our Greystar Code of Conduct is simply about living our Core Values - being honest, obeying the law, and acting in a professional, courteous, and collegial manner with coworkers, vendors, clients, and residents. Because doing things the right way has been part of our company's DNA since 1993.