$ 7 + Billion
39,000 +
60 +

Uniquely Suited to Capitalize on Development Opportunities

As a global leader in multifamily property management, our strong local presence gives us an advantage over other firms in identifying development opportunities, whether garden, mid-rise or high-rise. Then, our entrepreneurial spirit and flexible nature enable us to move quickly and capitalize on them. 

We research opportunities to target the appropriate product type, unit mix, and architectural design — and leverage our in-house general contractors to construct high-quality communities that meet consumer demand. Where other firms' research ends, we challenge ourselves to drill down on the critical underwriting variables, and continually refine the investment model to ensure that our projects are properly planned and capitalized.

Financing is the lifeblood of the development and construction business. With Greystar, you’ll find an innovative partner who understands the increasingly complex capital structures under which we operate — and can produce the institutional-quality accounting and financial reporting today’s real estate investor demands.

Site Selection

We choose our development opportunities carefully, utilizing the expertise of partners and associates operating in those markets. Our local knowledge translates into projects that have been strategically designed to respond to changes in market trends. We believe this approach maximizes resident living experiences, while remaining flexible and responsive to the unique needs of the communities in which we build.

  • Site construction feasibility
  • Value engineering
  • Scheduling
  • Floor plan design
  • Market analysis
  • Proforma development
  • Architectural and engineering contract negotiation
  • Design coordination
  • Voice and video contract negotiation
  • Estimating (schematic to construction)
  • Design and constructability reviews
  • Construction management

Due Diligence

For many organizations, the term “due diligence” indicates a checklist to be completed within an investigation period. At Greystar, our attitude is that due diligence is a continuing process that demands thorough reviews throughout the life of the project.

  • Development of conceptual program
  • Financial feasibility and economic analysis
  • Environmental investigation
  • Budget development and administration
  • Engineering site assessment
  • Governmental approval coordination

"The overriding Greystar mission is to operate an ever-improving service and investment business that is highly valued and preferred by clients and capital partners. Through our track record, we have been fortunate to develop great relationships with many valued lenders and investors. We look forward to expanding on those existing relationships and building new ones. The experience of our people, their innovative thinking, our commitment to quality, and a culture built on trust will continue to be the foundation of the communities that we develop and construct."

-Scott Wise, Executive Director of Development

Design and Quality Control

Good quality begins with good design. So we’ve established a systematic quality control program, using disciplined reviews of our plans and specifications to ensure they’re complete and accurate, with a goal of leaving nothing open to interpretation in the field. 

After all, our top priority is client and resident satisfaction, which means we’re committed to developing and constructing high-quality living environments that are built in compliance with the plans and specifications, and are free of defects. Doing so not only maintains resident happiness and loyalty, but also satisfies our valued equity partners and lenders. 

  • Architectural code compliance
  • Civil engineering code compliance
  • Site plan ADA / Fair Housing
  • Sound mitigation
  • Waterproofing
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Environmental
  • Ongoing third-party inspections


Greystar has performed general contractor services on more than 60 new construction projects in the US, representing over 16,000 units with a capitalized value of nearly $3.5 billion. Presently, Greystar is performing general contractor services on more than 30 projects under construction, representing over 8,000 units and $2.5 billion of capitalized value.

Our construction team is the general contractor on many of our sponsored projects, allowing us to tightly control the quality, schedule, and budget for each project and perform construction management services that include interviewing, selecting, scoping, and administering third-party general contractors. Our consistent work volume enables us to retain the most experienced construction executives, project managers, and on-site supervisors. Though we run our construction business as a profit center, we minimize our overhead by performing only general contracting functions, with competitive pricing established from a roster of in-demand subcontractors. This powerful combination translates to high-quality, institutional-grade multifamily housing communities for our residents and capital partners.

Current and Past Projects

We invite you to explore the diversity of our projects in the US, Europe, and Mexico.
Development and Construction Services Contacts