San Francisco, CA (June 13, 2018) – Greystar, a global leader in the development, investment, and management of rental housing, has recently expanded its San Francisco team with the addition of Senior Director of Development, Jonathan Fearn, and Senior Director of Construction, Alex Meyer. Fearn and Meyer will lead the overall strategy and oversee the implementation of development and construction for projects within Greystar’s Northern California and Pacific Northwest division.
An accomplished real estate development professional with over 15 years of experience in development and policy analysis, Jonathan Fearn will oversee the entitlements and design development for projects in Redwood City and Santa Clara at Greystar. Prior to joining Greystar, Fearn was the Vice President of Development at Summerhill Housing Group for seven years where he entitled the largest project in the company’s 40-year history. Fearn also served as CoFounder of Frontdesk, a comprehensive home maintenance and improvement company, Principal at JK Fearn Consulting, Manager for the Construction Division at Summerhill Homes, and Project Manager at EM Johnson Interest, Inc. After earning his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and his Masters from University of California, Berkeley, Fearn has since developed over $1 billion in total value.
“Jonathan’s substantial background in real estate development and his positive outlook makes him the perfect addition to the Greystar team and we are thrilled to bring him on board,” said Ali Warner, Managing Director Development at Greystar, Northern California and Pacific Northwest. “As we continue to expand our presence in the greater Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, Jonathan will lead some of our most important new developments while evaluating strategic growth opportunities where Greystar can introduce the next generation of thoughtfully designed communities.”
As the new Senior Director of Construction for Greystar Development and Construction Services, Alex Meyer carries 13 years of experience in high-density residential and commercial construction with experience in managing the construction of over 5.2 million square feet of projects completed. At Greystar, Meyer oversees the pre-construction and construction of projects in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Greystar, Meyer served as Construction Manager of Structural Systems for Related California, where he was responsible for overseeing the construction of all market-rate and mixed-use developments in California. Additionally, Meyer was a Senior Project Manager at Build Group and previously held subcontractor roles at Pacific Structures and ConXtech Space Frame Systems. Meyer began his career as a Project Engineer at Signature Development Group, Inc. and earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
“Alex is truly a gifted leader who utilizes his years of experience overseeing the engineering and structural processes of construction to achieve spectacular results,” said Stan Chan, Managing Director of Construction at Greystar. “His diligent management from design development through project completion proves invaluable as Greystar continues to construct structurally creative communities. Together with Jonathan Fearn, I am confident these two leaders will add exponential growth to our team.”
Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company offering expertise in investment management, development and property management of rental housing properties globally. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America, Greystar is the largest operator of apartments in the United States, managing over 400,000 units in over 150 markets globally. Greystar also has a robust institutional investment management platform dedicated to managing capital on behalf of a global network of institutional investors with nearly $16 billion in gross assets under management including more than $7 billion of developments that have been sold or are underway. Greystar was founded by Bob Faith in 1993 with the intent to become a provider of world class service in the rental housing real estate business. To learn more about Greystar, visit www.greystar.com.