Rental housing specialist Greystar Real Estate Partners has appointed Thomas Charvet as managing director of Greystar France.
Charvet takes over from Hideki Kurata as head of Greystar France who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Charvet will be tasked with the overall management of Greystar's French business, including investment strategy, acquisitions and the growth of the development business, mainly high-quality residential properties, student and young professionals residences in Paris, the Ile-de-France and all major French cities.
The senior director of operations, Laurent Chaillou, will continue to manage operations for Greystar France, alongside Charvet.
Charvet joins Greystar after 15 years with BNP Paribas Real Estate, where he most recently held the position of managing director for commercial development in France and 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.
Mark Allnutt, senior managing director, Europe – Greystar, said: ‘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.’
Thomas Charvet, managing director of Greystar France, commented: ‘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.’