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Greystar Overview

Charleston, SC
10000+ employees
1993
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1993, Greystar provides world-class service in the multifamily real estate business. Our innovative business model integrates the management, development and investment disciplines on international, regional and local levels. This unique approach and our commitment to ... Read more

Mission: We maintain a constant focus on our Pillars of Excellence, which are the foundation of everything we do - from corporate decision making to resident relations. These measurable standards of success are part of how we are redefining excellence in apartment living. Our success is ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#75), 2018 (#86), 2017 (#80), 2016 (#49)

Company Updates

  • The New Normal: Read what Bob Faith, Greystar Founder, Chairman and CEO, has to say when asked what he's learned during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • COVID-19

    At Greystar, the health and safety of our residents, team members, and communities always comes first. It is this belief that continues to guide our actions as we navigate the quickly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other government entities in real-time to inform operational decisions that safeguard the well-being of our residents and team members, alike.

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Greystar – Why Work With Us?


The Greystar Story

Back in 1993, when Founder, Chairman, and CEO Bob Faith set out to build Greystar, he saw a highly fragmented multifamily industry that was more focused on assets than people. He envisioned the need for an industry leader, a blue-chip company that operated with the highest integrity and character in delivering world-class services to residents, property owners and investors in multifamily real estate. He said, “Why not us? Let’s go be that company.” With a winning strategy and a focus on people, Greystar set out to meet that need -- guided by the mission of enriching the lives of those we touch by doing things the right way.

Greystar has learned what’s important to people when it comes to a place to call home and the services that enhance the living experience. And that’s why we put our heart and soul into providing beautiful living environments. We’re thankful for this privilege and take deep pride in knowing that our homes are a place where residents celebrate life’s important moments with friends and family.

Laying the Groundwork for Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortified with a smart business plan and the intent to bring world-class service to the multifamily real estate industry, Greystar has grown from its start in Houston, Texas - with 9,000 managed residences - to become a global leader.

When we founded Greystar in 1993, we did it with a clear idea of where the company would be in 5, 10, and even 20 years. Establishing a presence in desirable real estate markets and then staying in those markets with property management experts is one part of the strategy that positioned Greystar for growth. Developing strong investment and development divisions of the company was another part that has allowed us to choose timely real estate projects while riding out the ups and downs of the market. We also realized the importance of spotting trends on an international level, but implementing them at the local level. Finally, we believed partners who have ownership in the business are the best people to oversee each local and regional market. It’s an approach that has allowed us to establish and maintain an entrepreneurial spirit that continues to attract high-quality clients, investors and team members to the company.

Greystar will continue to redefine excellence in multifamily real estate through its unwavering commitment to operational excellence and by investing in the most talented people in the industry. These tenets have allowed us to become one of the largest and most respected companies.

What Sets Us Apart

At Greystar, we care about our residents, clients, and partners -- and it shows. We didn’t set out to be the biggest, only to be the best. Our focus on people, genuine relationships, and shared values has created a unique and defining company culture.

Every day, we work together to make a difference. These interactions form a distinct experience that we’re known for, and that people have come to expect from Greystar, and we demand of ourselves.

Pillars of Excellence

  • People
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Operational Excellence
  • Profitability
  • Growth
  • Community

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Service
  • Teamwork

At Greystar, we know that our ongoing success and continued growth aren’t an accident; they’re the result of our employees’ passion and dedication. Greystar helps foster that pride in a job well done through:

  • An exciting corporate culture focused on excellence and integrity
  • Leadership from the real estate industry’s most talented professionals
  • Significant career advancement opportunities
  • Ongoing corporate training programs
  • Competitive compensation, benefits and incentive programs

Join Greystar today. If you're looking for more, we're looking for you!

  • The stability, flexibility, and opportunity that come from working with an established industry leader
  • A relationship-driven mindset and entrepreneurial spirit that values new ideas, fresh perspectives, and innovation
  • Company-supported social change through Greystar Giving, a combination of established charitable programs and grassroots initiatives
  • Environmental awareness and sustainability practices through our Redefining Green program
  • Continuing education and professional development opportunities

Benefits include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Generous paid time off, sick leave, and company holidays
  • Employer-matched 401(k)
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Corporate wellness program
  • Employee assistance program

Corporate Opportunities:

Across more than 40 offices coast-to-coast and internationally, Greystar offers mission-critical roles that support our operations, including talent management, training, accounting, marketing, risk management, technology and business systems, and more. View current opportunities here

Property Management and On-Site Opportunities:

Join the global multifamily property management leader and work with some of the best people in the business. Explore current openings across the US for corporate and on-site property management positions here

Investment Management Opportunities:

Greystar Investment Management focuses on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns on behalf of institutional partners through the acquisition of multifamily properties throughout the US and internationally. Services include global portfolio management, financing, investor relations, asset improvement strategies, disposition strategies, and more. View current opportunities here

Development and Construction Opportunities:

The Greystar Development and Construction Services platform provides clients and capital partners with professional guidance from concept to completion, and our strong local presence gives us a distinct advantage over other developers to identify opportunities, capitalize on them, and enhance quality control via our in-house general contractor. View current opportunities here

Student Living Opportunities:

When you love where you work, it doesn’t feel like work at all. At Greystar Student Living, we’ve gone to great lengths to create a fun and exciting work environment for our associates. View our available on-site and corporate opportunities specializing in student living here



Give a Little. Change a Lot.

Greystar Giving is a company-wide philanthropic effort. It was launched in 2010 with the challenge of raising $50,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Greystar not only met that challenge, but has gone on to contribute $3.8 million to St. Jude. Additionally, Greystar team members have actively supported Camp Hope, a PTSD Foundation of America non-profit organization at a grassroots level since 2011. In 2014, we expanded Greystar Giving to formally include Camp Hope.

 

Greystar Reviews

  • "Best company I've ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Corporate Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Corporate Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greystar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been with Greystar 10+ years this go-round, 13+ if you count my previous stints as well. I started out onsite and came back to the firm in an entry level corporate position and have worked my way into a leadership role. This firm, unlike any I've ever been a part of, rewards those who are willing to put in long hours and extra work to achieve amazing results. If you put your head down and do the work, you will have the opportunity to have an amazing career!

    Do promotional opportunities at Greystar sometimes take longer than they might at other firms...yes, sometimes. However the career ladder at Greystar is so much bigger than other firms, the sky is truly the limit? I've seen onsite property managers become an integral part of our internal development team, corporate analysts become leaders in the financial services team, assistant managers promote into the asset management team...you name it. Opportunities abound for those who can be patient and continue to excel.

    Also:
    - extremely caring and thoughtful leadership team who truly care about each team member
    - diverse portfolio that creates promotional opportunities throughout the team
    - strong compensation structure
    - AMAZING benefit package, including FREE health insurance after 5 years of employment

    Cons

    Sometimes we roll new products or service offerings out too quickly without fully vetting the potential downside. The effort required to implement these services offerings generally trickle down to the site level, which can be stressful and challenging on site teams. Sometimes we need to slow down and make sure we've 'checked all the boxes' before rolling out new technology to ensure it can be rolled out effectively and efficiently. That said, I'd rather be a part of an organization that is willing to try new things than one that remains stagnant is content with business as usual.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the issues you are facing so team members throughout the organization know WHY things are happening the way they are sooner, which will increase their buy-in and understanding of what may be temporary setbacks or increases in stress. If they know why things are happening, they will be more likely to go that extra mile to help achieve great things!

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Greystar Photos

Greystar photo of: Greystar has a passion for people. We care about our team members, residents, clients and partners - and it shows.
Greystar photo of: Greystar Giving is our company-wide philanthropic effort, which benefits organizations such as PTSD Foundation of America.
Greystar photo of: Greystar team members enjoy a sunset cruise benefiting, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Greystar photo of: Greystar Gives Back! Team members cook for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Greystar photo of: Back to School! Greystar team participates in annual Backpack Drive.
Greystar photo of: College students from across the country participate in the annual Greystar Internship Program. which includes
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Greystar Interviews

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    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Greystar (Denver, CO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I was internally promoted within Greystar, but the interview process with upper management and ownership was great. I was asked questions about budgeting, financials, property upkeep, and staff management.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I thought I would be a good fit for the position considering I was a first time Community Manager.   1 Answer
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Greystar Awards & Accolades

  • Best use of technology, Multifamily Executive Magazine, 2015
  • Best Community, 5-20 Years, National Apartment Association, 2015
  • Gold Nugget - Elan Huntington Beach, PCBC, 2016
  • Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2016, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Executive of the Year - Honorable Mention, Commercial Property Executive, 2015
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