Europe Overview

A Fully Integrated Approach To Rental Housing In Europe

Greystar Europe is focused on bringing our proven vertically integrated acquisition, development, and operating platform to markets across Europe. With offices in London, Dublin, The Hague, Frankfurt, Barcelona, Paris, and Madrid, Greystar aligns local market expertise with the power of a global investment, development, and management platform. Greystar Europe oversees more than $9.5 billion in assets under management and 34,610 units and student beds.
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2020 Q4 European Housing Whitepaper

Urban household formation is now more than three times the broader rate of population growth in Europe, new research from Greystar has revealed. The trend is driven by the ‘three gears’ of population growth, urbanisation and household formation, all of which are closely interlinked. Find out more in our European Rental Housing whitepaper.
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United Kingdom

Greystar opened its first European office in London in October 2013 to institutionalize purpose-built rental housing in the United Kingdom to provide a best-in-class solution to the severe housing supply shortfall.
From 2014 to 2018, Greystar and PSP invested £458 million of equity to create the Chapter portfolio by acquiring seven assets for £366 million, developing three assets totaling £74 million, and investing up to £18 million in value-add initiatives.
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Greystar opened its Netherlands office in 2015 with an initial focus on the supply-demand imbalance in multifamily and student accommodation in the country’s top cities at Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.
Greystar Netherlands now has $1 billion in assets under management with a portfolio of 1,704 student beds under management.
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Greystar is Spain’s largest operator of purpose-built student accommodations with 10,861 beds/units. The 2017 acquisition of student housing company Resa provided Greystar with immediate access and scale on the Iberian Peninsula.     
Purpose-built rental housing is largely absent in the market, resulting in a pipeline of develop-to-core, value-add, and repositioning opportunities.
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Germany and Austria

Greystar opened its Frankfurt office in December 2017 with an initial focus on rental and student housing based on macro trends across the country’s top urban center, which presents an attractive opportunity for service-led institutional rental housing.
Greystar completed the acquisition of DC Tower III in Vienna, Austria, in 2018, marking its debut in the German speaking region.
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Germany and Austria


Greystar opened its Paris office in September 2018 with plans to build a develop-to-core and student platform to deliver premier service-led institutional rental housing to the country.
Greystar acquired a French student operating platform Acteva in April 2019 and manages 3,900 units/beds which will grow to 4,000 units by 2022.
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Greystar opened its office in Ireland in 2019 with plans to focus on high end multi-family developments and student accommodation, with an initial focus on Dublin.
Greystar completed the acquisition of Dublin Landings (a 268-unit residential asset) located in Dublin city center in late 2019, marking its first investment in Ireland.
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Greystar Offers Business Services in Multiple International Markets

North America

With a presence in 165 markets across North America, Greystar leverages our vertically integrated business model to provide an array of property management, investment management, and development construction service offerings. Bringing our local expertise and global platform together, Greystar now manages over $47.3 billion in assets across the continent.

South America

Greystar entered South America in 2016 upon closing our first investment fund in Chile with Credicorp Capital. In 2019, Greystar expanded in Brazil in partnership with CPP Investments and Cyrela through a joint venture that will develop, own, and operate purpose-built multifamily rental housing in Sao Paulo.


Greystar expanded into China and Australia in 2016 through the formation of Greystar Asia-Pacific, a joint venture with Macquarie Capital. Greystar Asia-Pacific plans to raise institutional capital to acquire, develop, reposition, and manage rental housing assets across the region, with an initial focus on Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney and Melbourne.


Greystar believes that energy management, promoting health and well-being and sustainable practices help to preserve the environment for future generations, enhance the financial value, and increase the resilience of the communities we own and manage. Greystar is fundamentally committed to addressing and minimizing sustainability risks and environmental impacts through continuous improvement of ESG performance, sustainable design, and operating standards as well as transparency.
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Greystar is committed to recruiting and retaining best-in-class talent throughout the US and around the world. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities across our business, providing a high-energy and fast-paced environment where teamwork and relationships are valued.
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Data current as of June 30, 2022.

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