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Director, Investment Management Compliance & Risk

R0117367 City Office Charleston Charleston, South Carolina | New York, New York | Newport Beach, California

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Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best at what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Job Responsibilities


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


This position is responsible for providing strategic direction for the Company’s various compliance programs, making recommendations to enhance current assessment models, administering the U.S. compliance program for the Company’s Investment Management division, including registered investment adviser (RIA) and broker dealer (BD) compliance, and supporting the Compliance leadership team. Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with our policies and procedures and other governing standards or requirements. Employees in this role will promote ethical behavior, facilitate ethical decision-making and contribute to compliance management activities and functions in support of the Company.


  • Develops, drafts, implements and ensures the administration of the compliance strategy based on compliance risk assessment results and other criteria.
  • Develops, drafts, implements and maintains various compliance controls and procedures.  This includes policies and procedures as required by laws and regulations applicable to the Investment Management division including, among others, RIA and BD regulatory regimes.
  • Oversees projects/initiatives requiring compliance input and/or approval.
  • Coordinates U.S. regulatory filings including, for example, Form ADV, Form PF and Form BD.
  • Develops and provides annual and periodic training on compliance policies and procedures and emerging compliance issues and related matters.
  • Proactively collaborates with other departments (including Portfolio Management, Investment, Information Technology, Client Services, and Investor Relations teams) as needed to ensure compliance issues are addressed and strengthen the compliance program through monitoring and testing of controls.
  • Ensures adequate compliance documentation and retention is maintained.
  • Develops and conducts risk assessments for specific business units/sub-processes.
  • Works closely with business leaders to ensure internal and external communications and marketing materials related to the Investment Management division are compliant with SEC guidance.
  • Analyzes and mitigates potential conflicts of interest in accordance with policies and procedures.  This may include, among other things, matters related to gifts and entertainment, political contributions and outside business activities.
  • Liaises with Compliance team members in Europe and Asia-Pacific with respect to compliance issues affecting the global Investment Management division, including AIFMD and RIA implications.
  • Establishes systems for auditing, tracking, and reporting the Company’s compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Stays abreast of emerging compliance requirements and issues and accesses external experts and resources as needed.
  • Assists in developing and promoting a compliance function that effectively manages and mitigates risk, establishes proper controls, supports capital raising and other business transactions and protects the Company from legal and regulatory risk.
  • Leverages technology solutions for routine matters in order to promote efficiency.
  • Participates in events (community, diversity, etc.) on behalf of the organization and provides appropriate representation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • 7 or more years of relevant compliance experience. Law firm or other legal training a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, Investment Advisors Act of 1940 and Investment Company Act of 1940 and broad knowledge of other federal and state securities laws and regulations applicable to private equity funds and investment advisers.  Real estate private equity experience a plus.
  • Must have strong professional verbal and written communication skills and be able to draft policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements and align with business needs and objectives. Must be able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Experience with the Company’s current and proposed regulatory regimes, including SEC, FINRA, AIFMD, CFTC and ERISA.
  • Understanding of and experience overseeing compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-money laundering laws preferred.
  • Excellent leadership skills, interpersonal skills and initiative are imperative for this position.  Must be approachable and able to relate to others. 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with strong time management, project management, research, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, make quick and effective decisions, set and meet goals and consistently meet deadlines.  Ability to be flexible and quickly adapt to changing business needs and processes.
  • Proficiency with compliance technology tools and applications.  Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and general office equipment..
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university. Advanced degrees in law or business preferred.



Salary range for this role is $150-200k

Additional Compensation:

  • Corporate Positions: In addition to the base salary, this role may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus program based on individual and company performance.
  • Onsite Property Positions: In addition to the base salary, this role may be eligible to participate in weekly, monthly, and/or quarterly bonus programs.

Robust Benefits Offered*:

  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Disability & Life insurance benefits. Low (free basic) employee Medical costs for employee-only coverage; costs discounted after 3 and 5 years of service.
  • Generous Paid Time off. All new hires start with 15 days of vacation, 4 personal days, 10 sick days, and 10 paid holidays. Plus your birthday off after 1 year of service! Additional vacation accrued with tenure.
  • For onsite team members, 20-40% housing discount at Greystar-managed communities.
  • 6-Week Paid Sabbatical after 10 years of service (and every 5 years thereafter).
  • 401(k) with Company Match up to 6% of pay after 6 months of service.
  • Paid Parental Leave and lifetime Fertility Benefit reimbursement up to $10,000 (includes adoption or surrogacy).
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Pet Insurance and Legal Plans.
  • Charitable giving program and benefits.

*Benefits offered for full-time employees. For Union and Prevailing Wage roles, compensation and benefits may vary from the listed information above due to Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or local governing authority.

Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Professional
  • Risk-Taker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Communicator



Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary by international region.

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