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Summer Associate, Innovations

R0082953 Charleston, South Carolina


Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as 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’s Innovation Summer Associate role provides an opportunity for graduate-level students planning a career in the real estate industry. The Innovation Summer Associate will support the Global Enterprise Services Innovation team over the summer of 2023. In this role the internship will assist the GES Innovation Team in performing its four primary functions for all of Greystar:
1. Pilot & prove best in class technology to scale across our portfolio
2. Drive innovative tech adoption across the portfolio to improve the value of our assets
3. Supercharge Greystar teams with disruptive tech to transform the way we do business
4. Act as the Nexus of startups and venture capital, and our investors, capital partners, and clients

This position is responsible for supporting, and tracking innovation activity across all business segments at Greystar. As part of the Innovation Team, this role will be focused on trend tracking, thought leadership, innovation pilots. Major responsibilities will include tracking business needs and the vendors who can meet them, helping coordinate and collect feedback from innovation pilots run by regional teams, and helping to create Greystar “thought leadership” on major trends in collaboration with internal and external experts.


Solution/Vendor Tracking and Assessment

  • Assess vendor/startups and cataloguing capabilities and data around defined criteria
  • Track customer and business needs along with potential solutions or vendors in each area of need
  • Conduct competitive analysis of vendors within an Area of Innovation

Pilot Support

  • Support business leaders by project managing in-flight pilots and work with pilot vendors and properties to ensure a smooth pilot process
  • Coordinate, collect and analyze pilot results, both quantitative (e.g., metrics, KPIs,) and qualitative (e.g., user feedback, lessons learned, etc.)
  • Develop case studies with quantitative (e.g., revenue and cost impact) and qualitative (e.g., customer and team member feedback) analysis

Thought leadership and Communications

  • Create presentations and communication artifacts for various internal stakeholders
  • Consolidate and curate reporting on emerging proptech trends
  • Craft thought leadership on Innovation Opportunity Areas (e.g., Smart IOT Apartments) including case studies / house views
  • Assist in preparing materials in response to client, investor, and internal requests for thought leadership

Depending on the position offered, regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to participate in a bonus program in addition to their base salary.  Once eligible,  team members may participate in the 401k plan.  Regular, full-time team members are also offered a  range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits from which to choose.

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

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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