Sonny Kalsi

Founder & Partner

Sonny Kalsi is a Founder and Partner of GreenOak, based in New York.  Sonny has oversight responsibility for GreenOak’s US business. He is a member of the firm’s investment committees globally.

Sonny was previously the Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investing (MSREI) business and President of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate (MSRE) funds until his departure from the firm in early 2009. Prior to that, Sonny was the Global Co-Head of MSREI from 2006 to 2008. At its peak, the MSREI platform had approximately $100 billion of assets under management in 33 countries. Prior to managing MSREI globally, Sonny and his team led the formation of Morgan Stanley’s property business in Asia and built it into a leading real estate platform in the region. Sonny was recently named by PERE as one of the 100 most influential people in private real estate from the past decade.

Sonny is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and a trustee of the Asia Society, an organization formed by the Rockefeller Foundation.