Celebrating Real Estate and Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Economic Growth

On Friday, Nov. 17, the School of Business Carter Real Estate Center will recognize its first Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year: founder, chairman and CEO of Greystar, Bob Faith.

Under Faith’s leadership, Greystar has nearly tripled in size. What started as a small operation with a few people on board, has grown into a major global real estate company.

Among the company’s many accolades are its statuses as the largest apartment manager in the nation and largest multifamily manager in the world.

Before launching Greystar, Faith co-founded Starwood Capital Group and founded Homegate Hospitality. He also served as the South Carolina Secretary of Commerce from 2002 to 2006.

Faith received his bachelor of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and his masters in business administration from Harvard Business School.

The Greystar CEO will be joined by other local innovators at the event, including owner and president of Baker Motor Company, Tommy Baker. Baker will kick off the evening with a keynote speech addressing how entrepreneurship can effect positive change within the real estate community in Charleston and around the world.

Baker Motor Company, which was started more than 25 years ago, is Charleston’s largest automotive dealership with more than 20 locations on the peninsula.

The event begins at 4 p.m. and will be held in the Wells Fargo Auditorium of the Beatty Center at the School of Business. Click here to RSVP.


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