Greystar Real Estate Partners is an international real estate developer and manager based in the United States. As of April 2019, Greystar had $32 billion in gross assets under management., As of February 2019, Greystar manages more than 500,000 units/beds of apartment infrastructure in the United States., Founded in 1993 by chairman and CEO Bob Faith, and headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Greystar has over 14,000 employees, and 51 offices in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific region., The company began operating in the UK in 2013. In July 2017, Greystar announced it would acquire Monogram Residential Trust's 14,000-unit portfolio of 49 rental communities in ten states, for $3 billion., In June 2018, Greystar announced that it would acquire EdR, a manager of college housing communities in the US, for $4.6 billion., In 2019, the company was sued for violating consumer protection laws. In an Los Angeles County Superior Court filing, Greystar was charged with gathering extensive personal identifying information about its tenants without their knowledge or consent. At five Greystar-owned apartment buildings, the company collected information about its tenants' "character" and "general reputation."