Greystar appoints strategic senior hire in Germany

Greystar’s new appointment will be responsible for the company’s continued growth within its German team.

Jan-Felipe Salzmann joins Greystar as its new Senior Director of Investment in Germany | BTR News
Jan-Felipe Salzmann joins Greystar as its new Senior Director of Investment in Germany.

Real estate investor, developer and manager Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC has announced the appointment of Jan-Felipe (Jan) Salzmann as Senior Director of Investment in Germany. 

Jan joined Greystar in his new position on 2 January and will lead the company’s investment efforts in Germany and Austria. He will further strengthen Greystar’s position across these countries through strategic equity and credit investments into the living sector.

“I am very excited and energised to be joining Greystar’s talented team, as it is a company that is recognised worldwide for not only its high-quality assets but for the exceptional customer service it provides to residents. Much of the existing housing stock in Germany and Austria was built post-war and is no longer fit for purpose. There is a strong culture of renting in the region and increasing demand in urban areas for modern, energy efficient homes. Greystar is uniquely positioned to deliver new supply to meet this growing demand.” 

Jan Salzmann, Senior Director, Germany – Greystar

Prior to his new role, Jan was a part of the team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management for nearly 14 years, where he most recently held the position of Executive Director in charge of direct real estate investments in Germany and Austria. Throughout his career, he has invested and managed real estate assets across various European markets and sectors. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Jan to our German and European teams. He will be a valuable resource to Greystar as we continue to grow given his operational knowledge, strong industry network and extensive managerial skills. This appointment underlines our ambitions for the region, which we think is one of our most promising markets. Germany and Austria are structurally undersupplied markets and present a significant opportunity for us to deliver new high quality rental housing communities.”

Mark Kuijpers, Senior Managing Director – Central Europe, Greystar

Graduating from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Jan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration & Real Estate Management.