New MD of Greystar France joins the business

Greystar appoints a new Managing Director of Greystar France, who assumed his new position with the business this year.

Thomas Charvet, Managing Director of Greystar France who assumed his new position this year | PBSA News
Thomas Charvet, Managing Director of Greystar France who assumed his new position this year.

Greystar appoints Thomas Charvet as Managing Director of Greystar France, who started his position on 2 January 2023. Thomas is responsible for the overall management of Greystar’s French business, which includes investment strategy, acquisitions and the growth of the development business.

Thomas’ objective is to further strengthen Greystar’s position in France through strategic acquisitions and developments of high-quality student and young professionals residences and residential properties in Paris, the Ile-de-France and all major French cities. 

Senior Director, Operations, Laurent Chaillou will continue to manage operations for Greystar France, alongside Thomas.

“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 joins Greystar following 15 years with BNP Paribas Real Estate, where he was a member of the Board of Directors and held the position of Managing Director of all international development activities. 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. 

Thomas holds an engineering degree from ESTP and a master’s degree in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Paris Dauphine.

 “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.” Mark Allnutt, Senior Managing Director, Europe – Greystar

“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.” r

Mark Allnutt, Senior Managing Director, Europe – Greysta

Greystar is a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality real estate. Greystar entered the French market in 2018 and has become one of the largest student housing providers in France, supplying nearly 4,500 student beds across 19 assets in major cities across the country.