John Carrafiell is a Founder and Partner of GreenOak, based in London. John has oversight responsibility for GreenOak’s European business. He is a member of the firm’s investment committees globally.
During his 29-year career in real estate in London and Europe, John has led what are arguably some of the most transformational investments and transactions in the region. He was previously Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate (MSRE), which had $100 billion in assets under management, was active in over 33 countries, and encompassed both principal investing and investment banking. He also served as a member of the Morgan Stanley Global Investment Banking Division’s six-person Operating Committee.
John currently serves as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Klepierre, the second largest REIT in Europe with a €22 billion portfolio of retail assets. He is a former Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and member of its Finance and Endowment Committee, and a former director of the Executive Board of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). John is the Chairman of the Yale School of Architecture Dean’s Council. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design & Architecture and the Tate Modern Acquisitions Committee in London. John is the Chairman of the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust Development Board, and the Chairman of the Anna Freud Centre Development Board’s £40 million King’s Cross Campus & School project in London. John is a Sterling Fellow of, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from, Yale University