Greystar appoints MD to its French business

Greystar appoints a Managing Director of Greystar France, responsible for the overall management of its French business.

Thomas Charvet, Managing Director of Greystar France who joined the business this year | BTR News
Thomas Charvet, Managing Director of Greystar France who joined the business this year.

Greystar, a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality real estate, including rental housing, logistics and life sciences, announces the appointment of Thomas Charvet as Managing Director of Greystar France. 

Thomas started his new position on 2 January 2023. He is responsible for the overall management of Greystar’s French business, which includes investment strategy, acquisitions and the growth of the development business. His objective is to further strengthen Greystar’s position in France through strategic acquisitions and developments of high-quality residential properties, student and young professionals residences in Paris, the Ile-de-France and all major French cities. 

“I am excited to be joining Greystar’s talented teams, a company recognised worldwide for the quality and innovation in the residences it develops and owns around the world. I am also delighted to be able to use my real estate experience in acquisition, development and execution, as well as my international experience, to help develop this great company in France.”

Thomas Charvet, Managing Director of Greystar France

Thomas holds an engineering degree from ESTP and a master’s degree in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Paris Dauphine. He joins Greystar after 15 years with BNP Paribas Real Estate, one of the world’s leading real estate services companies, where he held positions including Managing Director of all international development activities.

Thomas was also a member of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Real Estate. He has managed, marketed, and consulted on landmark development projects across a range of asset classes in France, the UK and in major European cities, including offices, logistics warehouses, hotels and luxury residential projects. 

Laurent Chaillou, who currently holds the role of Senior Director, Operations, will continue to manage operations for Greystar France, alongside Thomas.

“We are very pleased to welcome Thomas to our French and European teams. With nearly 20 years of industry expertise, operational knowledge, strategic networks and managerial skills, he will be a valuable resource for Greystar. This senior and multi-specialist recruitment underlines our development ambition and strengthens our foothold in France, which is one of the most promising markets in terms of investment and growth in our sector of activity.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hideki Kurata who has held the position of Head of Greystar France for the past four years and who has left to pursue other opportunities. He has done a tremendous job alongside our local and European teams, which has enabled Greystar to achieve considerable momentum since entering the French market.” 

Mark Allnutt, Senior Managing Director, Europe – Greystar

Greystar Europe oversees more than £10.85bn in assets. As part of the wider Greystar European growth strategy, the company is committed to investing in purpose-built rental housing and student accommodation in France. 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.