Greystar appoints Senior Director of Investment in Germany

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Frankfurt, 22 January 2024 - Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (“Greystar”), a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality real estate, including rental housing, logistics, and life sciences, has announced the appointment of Jan-Felipe (Jan) Salzmann as Senior Director of Investment in Germany. 

Jan took over his new position on 2 January 2024 and will lead Greystar’s investment efforts in Germany and Austria. He is responsible for the company’s continued growth across these countries and will further strengthen Greystar's position in Germany and Austria through strategic equity and credit investments into the living sector.

Jan joins Greystar after nearly 14 years with Goldman Sachs Asset Management, one of the world's leading asset management companies, 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. 

Mark Kuijpers, Senior Managing Director – Central Europe, Greystar, said: "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.” 

Jan Salzmann, Senior Director, Germany – Greystar, said: “I am very excited and energised to be joining Greystar’s talented team, as it is a company that is recognized 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration & Real Estate Management from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.

Greystar is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, and manages and operates properties valued at over $280 billion, with locations in 17 countries. The hallmark of Greystar Germany includes furnished apartments with a high design standard, common areas for all residents, and an on-site team. In other markets such as Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK, student apartments are also part of the offering.


Heinrich Raatschen

About Greystar
Greystar is a leading, fully integrated global real estate company offering expertise in property management, investment management, development, and construction services in institutional-quality rental housing, logistics, and life sciences sectors. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar manages and operates more than $290 billion of real estate in 247 markets globally with offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, manages more than 857,400 units/beds globally, and has a robust institutional investment management platform comprised of more than $76 billion of assets under management, including over $34 billion of development assets. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 to become a provider of world-class service in the rental residential real estate business. To learn more, visit 

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