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 of the multifamily industry on international, regional and local levels. This unique approach and our commitment to hiring the very best multifamily professionals have resulted in record growth, making us one of the most respected and trusted multifamily real estate companies.
Because our business model includes both investment and service-oriented businesses, we’re able to maintain a constant presence in local markets and create value in all phases of the real estate cycle. Our international platform provides economies of scale, financial sophistication, institutional quality reporting and tremendous capital relationships, while our city offices provide local market expertise and execution.
Our dedication to redefining excellence in apartment living means we’re constantly exploring innovative ideas and pioneering new ways to serve our residents and clients.
As Founder, Chairman and CEO of Greystar, Bob leads our Investment Committee, Operating Committee, and Advisory Board. Bob is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company and absolutely essential to this is his consistent focus on Greystar's Six Pillars of Excellence. Bob focuses on helping our business leaders and managers utilize these pillars to reach new goals in profitability and customer service.
After receiving a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Bob began his real estate career with the Trammell Crow Company and served as a partner in their Charlotte, NC office. In 1991, he co-founded Starwood Capital Partners, L.P., a private investment company. After leaving Starwood, Bob founded Greystar Real Estate Partners in 1993 in Houston, TX. From February 1996 to December 1997 he founded and served as CEO of Homegate Hospitality, Inc. Bob also served from December 2002 until February 2006 as the Secretary of Commerce for the State of South Carolina.
Bob believes that our commitment to an evergreen business strategy allows us to keep our team together and provide attractive careers, letting us recruit and retain the best people. By having the best people in our targeted major markets throughout the cycles, we will have a proprietary platform to learn from and can take advantage of opportunities in all areas of our business.
Bob is currently a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council, the Pension Real Estate Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Bob and his family reside in Charleston, South Carolina.
“From the very beginning of Greystar we have focused on being an ‘evergreen’ company. What do we mean by this? We know the real estate business is cyclical, but our balanced focus on both the service side of the business and the principal side gives us opportunities to grow wherever we are in the cycle.”
Derek serves as Executive Managing Director for the parent company and serves as a member of Greystar's Investment Committee, Advisory Board and Operating Committee. He has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions and capital resources of the Company including corporate finance, project finance, corporate accounting, reporting and risk management, as well as Greystar's Information Technology business unit.
Prior to joining Greystar in 1997, Derek was an analyst with Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., in the corporate finance/ investment banking division where he played an integral role in over $500 million of equity, debt and M&A transactions.
Derek is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BBA in finance. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and resides with his family in Charleston, SC.
“I was immediately intrigued by Greystar's unique business model, the entrepreneurial nature of the company, and the honesty and integrity of the founder.”
Bill is the Executive Managing Director of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, and is a member of the company's Advisory Board and Investment and Operating Committees. Bill is responsible for the Greystar regional operating businesses and the headquarters service operation. He works with each of the business leaders to develop Greystar's full-service capabilities, implement solid operating standards and develop the growth strategy for the operating component of Greystar's business.
Prior to joining Greystar in 1999, Bill was with Trammell Crow Company where he held numerous positions. In 1996, he joined the Executive Committee of Trammell Crow and was named Chief Operating Officer for the eastern half of the United States, which encompassed full-service operations in 15 cities.
After attending the University of Oklahoma, Bill began his career with Trammell Crow as a leasing agent in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bill and his family reside in Charleston, SC.
“If we have the right caliber of people – and we do; the right business plan – and we do; and the right amount of capital partners – and we do; then we're going to win.”
Scott is the Executive Managing Director for Greystar Development Group. In this position, he is responsible for the development and construction of all Greystar sponsored projects including site selection, underwriting, due diligence, product design, financing, quality control, construction supervision, asset management, dispositions and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Greystar, Scott was a Senior Managing Director for Trammell Crow Residential Gulf Coast Division. Before that, he was a Vice President of Summit Commercial Properties, a subsidiary of Los Angeles based Highridge Partners. He received a BBA degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a Licensed Broker of the Texas Real Estate Commission. Scott has served on the Board of the Houston Apartment Association and as a Board Alternate to the Texas Apartment Association.
Scott and his family reside in Houston, TX.
“The foundation of our culture is built on trust and I will always endeavor to earn the trust of my team members and capital partners.”