Greystar Australia Appoints Matt Woodland as AU Managing Director

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Melbourne – 29 May 2024 – Greystar, a global leader in the investment, development, and management of high-quality rental housing, has announced the appointment of Matt Woodland as AU Managing Director of Investment Management. Woodland will lead Greystar Australia and will be responsible for the strategic management and development of Greystar’s activities within the Australia market.

Based in Melbourne, Woodland will actively represent Greystar, taking responsibility for the development and successful implementation of business plans and practices that achieve the firm’s financial, investment and operating goals.

Woodland will report into Adam Pillay, Executive Director, APAC. Collaborating closely with key internal and external stakeholders, Woodland will be instrumental in helping bring together the development, investment management, and property management teams as Greystar delivers and leases its 2,500-unit pipeline over the next few years.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to Greystar Australia,” said Pillay. “With his extensive experience working for Greystar in Canada and the US since 2016, Matt is a trusted resource within our business and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table across acquisitions, development, asset management, and capital raising. In his role, he will lead the execution of our investment strategies, focusing on identifying, securing, and closing new acquisition opportunities and development projects in order to achieve our financial and growth targets for the region.”

Prior to joining Greystar’s Australia business, Matt established Greystar's Canadian platform which he oversaw from 2020-2024 and was a senior member of Greystar's US Investment Management business based out of Newport Beach, California where he oversaw acquisitions and asset management across Western US markets. Prior to 2016, Matt worked for REST, a large Australian pension fund investor, overseeing their global real estate investments. 

“I’m thrilled to join the Greystar Australia team as we embark on this exciting new chapter for the company,” said Woodland. “I look forward to bringing my North American investment experience to foster strong relationships in the region and deliver continued growth in Australia.” 

Woodland holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. 


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 $300 billion of real estate in 249 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 893,600 units/beds globally, and has a robust institutional investment management platform comprised of more than $78 billion of assets under management, including over $35 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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