Andy Mest is a Managing Director of Preconstruction on the East Coast and Managing Director of Modern Living Solutions for Greystar Development and Construction Services. Andy provides preconstruction oversight and guidance to the five East Coast regional offices and provides preconstruction support to the regional development teams, as well as works directly with the regional construction teams. In addition to preconstruction, Andy leads the company’s off-site construction business in Knox, Pennsylvania, which produces factory-built bathrooms or bath pods, that are manufactured for Greystar projects across the continental United States and third party clients.
Before joining Greystar in 2014, Andy served as the Chief Estimator and Senior Director of Procurement for AvalonBay Communities, a publicly-traded REIT in Arlington, Virginia. Previous to AvalonBay, he was the Preconstruction Executive for Clark Building Group, where he led business development and preconstruction efforts with their third-party clients and in-house development group. Andy is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, focused on off-site construction, modular construction, and prefabrication. He is also a guest lecturer at Virginia Tech University and Clemson University.
Andy holds a BSBA in Finance and Economics from Shippensburg University and has completed advanced coursework at Johns Hopkins University in their Real Estate program.