Blackstone-backed Invitation Homes Retains Hanold Associates for Head of HR Search

Invitation Homes

Blackstone-backed Invitation Homes has retained Hanold Associates for their Head of Human Resources search. Keri Gavin and Mayank Parikh are leading the search for this Dallas-based role.

Invitation Homes Inc., the leading owner and operator of single-family rental homes in the United States with market capitalization near $13 billion and 1300 employees, is backed by Blackstone, the largest private equity real estate firm in the world. Since its founding in 2012, Invitation Homes has built a transformational housing company that is making significant investments of capital and human resources to redefine the single-family rental industry. The company is providing more choice when it comes to housing—affording opportunity for hundreds of thousands of residents to live in their desired neighborhoods, close to their jobs and great schools. It has spent billions of dollars renovating and maintaining homes for the benefit of residents and communities, supporting hundreds of local vendors along the way.

Through disciplined market and asset selection, Invitation Homes has assembled a portfolio of more than 80,000 high-quality homes in 17 major markets (Atlanta, Carolinas, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Nashville, Northern California, Orlando, Phoenix, Seattle, Southern California, South Florida, and Tampa), with a focus on the Western United States and Florida. The company targets desirable neighborhoods in convenient proximity to major employment centers, good schools, and transportation corridors. Invitation Homes has designed its portfolio with geographic concentration that cannot be easily replicated, providing economies of scale that enable the company to efficiently and effectively serve its residents.

It’s innovative operating platform is designed to provide a worry-free living experience for residents with 24/7 professional service, enabled by best-in-class people and technology. Following its merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes in 2017, Invitation Homes is positioned to more efficiently provide high-quality homes and service to its residents. With increased demand for rental housing across all income and age demographics, Invitation Homes is meeting the growing need for quality home leasing.

The Head of Human Resources (HR) reports to Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Tanner. He/she will partner with the rest of the executive team, particularly the Chief Legal Officer, to shape the business strategy. Leading a team of 20, the Head of HR will step in to build scalable processes and implement strategies that support Invitation Home’s ambitious and exciting goals. Responsible for overall alignment of the organization’s people and business objectives, this leader will establish a strong advisory relationship with the CEO, the executive team and the board, driving a continuous improvement mindset across the HR team and broader organization. The role is ideal for a dynamic leader who wants to build and shape a growing company.