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.

Chris has over 34 years of real estate experience. 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 currently serves as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Nominating & Governance and the Investment Committees of WP Carey, a US REIT with a $16 billion portfolio.

He serves as a member of the Executive Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has been a Trustee since 1995.  Chris serves as Chairman of the Board of Student Sponsor Partners, which helps educate 1,200 New York City at risk high school students.    Chris is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College where he is a member of the Presidents Leadership Council and previously served as Chairman of its real estate advisory committee for over 10 years.   He received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.