Chris Niehaus

Partner & Head of US

Chris Niehaus is a Partner of GreenOak based in New York. Chris is responsible for GreenOak’s US investment platform and serves as a member of the firm’s investment committees globally.

Prior to joining GreenOak, Chris spent 29 years at Morgan Stanley and, during his tenure, helped build and run one of the leading global real estate banking and investing businesses. He became Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking in 1994 and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking in 2006. He also served as Portfolio Manager for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund VI International from 2009 to 2010, leading the restructuring and stabilization of the second largest real estate private equity fund, which had over $33 billion of assets in 71 investments spanning more than 20 countries.

Chris is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Chris has been a Trustee and member of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Executive Committee since 1995. He has also been a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for more than 25 years. Chris serves on the boards of Student Sponsor Partners of New York City and several other community organizations.