Michela Hancock is a Managing Director for Greystar Europe, and focuses on expanding and strengthening Greystar’s third-party platform and strategic partnerships. She works closely with Greystar’s six country leaders in France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom to identify new opportunities across student, Build to Rent and senior living. Michela ensures Greystar is well positioned in the future for new client relationships and a range of acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, as well as leading the existing third-party platform.
Michela has been a long-term advocate and champion of Build to Rent. She joined Greystar in 2015 and most recently led the UK development and construction team for two years overseeing a pipeline of over 4,000 units, including Greystar’s landmark London assets Sailmakers in Canary Wharf and Ten Degrees in Croydon.
Michela is a board member of the United Kingdom Apartment Association (UKAA); an advisory board member of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC); a member of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Build to Rent Joint Committee and the British Property Federation (BPF) Build to Rent Sub-Committee; and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Europe Residential Council. She is also an active member of Women Talk Real Estate, Real Estate Balance, Women in Property and Commercial Real Estate Women UK.
Before joining Greystar, Michela was Director of PRS at Grainger and worked for The Bozzuto Group in Washington DC as a developer of Build to Rent communities. She received her Master of Science in Real Estate Development from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.