Marcus Merner is a Partner of GreenOak, based in Tokyo. He is a member of the firm’s investment committees in Asia. Since joining GreenOak in 2010, Marcus has been responsible for overseeing all acquisitions and asset management functions for GreenOak’s Asian business.
Prior to joining GreenOak, Marcus served as Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Capital Japan and Head of Japan for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and was based in Japan from 1998 to 2010. Marcus was a key participant in the sub-performing loan and non-performing loan transactions undertaken by the Morgan Stanley Real Estate (MSRE) funds in Japan. He was also the lead acquisitions officer on many of the Japan investments for the MSRE funds. Marcus spent one year with The Shidler Group in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1997 to 1998, prior to returning to Morgan Stanley in 1998.
Marcus received a Bachelor of Science, with a concentration in real estate finance, from the University of Southern California’s School of Business Administration. Marcus was born and raised in Japan and is fluent in Japanese.