Greystar Taps Pia Cornejo to Lead Newly Formed People & Culture Team

Friday, October 18, 2019

Human Resources Executive to Enhance Corporate Culture and Align Talent Management with Business Strategy

CHARLESTON, S.C. – October 17, 2019 – Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“Greystar”), a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality rental housing properties, is pleased to announce that veteran human resources executive Pia Cornejo has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director. In this role, she will be responsible for leading Greystar’s newly formed People & Culture team.

The People & Culture team’s global mandate includes aligning Greystar’s business strategy with talent management and performance, while working to enhance the firm’s corporate culture as it continues to expand. Ms. Cornejo will focus on forming strategic internal partnerships to develop plans that support critical business objectives; effecting organizational change that corresponds with the evolution of Greystar’s operating model; evaluating and improving upon programs that enhance corporate culture, including talent acquisition, training and development, and benefits and compensation; and advancing the firm’s ongoing commitment to hiring and retaining world-class talent.

“Greystar’s success is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our amazing team. And as we continue to grow, so, too, does our need to attract and retain top talent as well as foster a collaborative, welcoming culture,” said Jodi Bearden, Senior Managing Director of Enterprise Services. “We’re thrilled to welcome Pia to Greystar, as her unique insights will help us to establish an even greater foundation to build upon the remarkable Greystar team and culture.”

Ms. Cornejo joins Greystar from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), where she spent the last 11 years helping leaders deliver outstanding performance and guest experiences through people. Prior to her role at IHG, she had a diverse career working in human resources, marketing and product development roles for organizations such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Ms. Cornejo holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and an MBA from the London Business School.

About Greystar: Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development, and management of rental housing properties globally. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates an estimated $150 billion of real estate in over 185 markets globally including offices throughout the United States, UK, Continental Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing more than 500,000 units/beds, and has a robust institutional investment management platform with approximately $35.8 billion of assets under management, including nearly $13.9 billion of assets under development. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world-class service in the rental residential real estate business. To learn more, visit

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