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Greystar Overview

Charleston, SC
10000+ employees
1993
Company - Private
Real Estate
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Greystar

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: 2017 (#80), 2016 (#49), 2018 (#86)

Company Updates

  • Greystar CEO Bob Faith sat down with Cathy Cunningham of Commercial Observer for a fascinating Q&A covering the origins of the company in Texas, why he chose the name Greystar, and the ups and downs experienced on the way to building a global business. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ8Kn

    Greystar's Bob Faith on Building a Global Multifamily Empire

    B ob Faith, the founder and CEO of Greystar, started out pursuing a career in the oil business at an early age, but fate (and the economy) had other plans. The Charleston, S.C.-based developer, investor, owner and operator of multifamily and student housing properties currently has $25 billion of assets under management, operates 400,000 units across the globe and has around $8 billion in properties currently under development.

  • Greystar on Millennials, Smart Homes & Industry Challenges

    Bob Faith, Greystar Chairman, Founder and CEO, discusses the current state of the multifamily industry.

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIObO

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Greystar – Why Work For 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.

We’ve also put our heart and soul into building our company by hiring the best people in the business. “Our core values and our people are at the heart of everything we do,” says Bob. “Though times and technology may change, it all comes back to people, and it’s our people who’ve made Greystar the global multifamily housing leader.”

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



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    Greystar has provided me with the opportunity to grow professionally as a Community Manager. They have excellent training, smooth on-boarding procedures, and a huge support system to lean on during trying times. Employees are provided all the necessary resources to do their best job. The culture promotes growth from within and a great salary/benefits package. Greystar excels in both career and personal growth, they really do encourage you to become the best you that you can be. Individuality is greatly encouraged and an open line of communication at the corporate level is unparalleled to other companies.

    Cons

    Greystar does demand more from their team members, but if you are like me, there is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of accomplishment a full work day brings.

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    I wouldn't change anything about my superiors.

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Greystar Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Greystar in November 2016.

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    I applied online and took the people answers test. I was contacted immediately by an HR representative and interviewed over the phone. That interview went very well. I was told they would be in contact with in the next week. A week went by no one called. I contacted the HR rep and she told me she had been out of town and scheduled me for a second interview. I agreed to that time and date. I waited for the call at the scheduled time but no one called me. Two full days pasted before I finally received a response from the HR rep after I had emailed her twice and left a voicemail. She thanked me for my time but said they had decided to go with an internal candidate. No apology for they no-show on the second interview.

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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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