Toby Phelps is a Partner of GreenOak, based in London. Toby has oversight responsibility for GreenOak’s investing business in Europe. He is a member of the of the firm’s investment committees in Europe.
Toby has been focused on the United Kingdom and European property markets for the last 20 years. Toby originally joined GreenOak as a Managing Director in the London office, and was part of the founding team in Europe. In 2011, Toby moved to Australia to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Investa Office Fund, an Australian listed REIT with a market cap of $2 billion and a $2.7 billion portfolio of office buildings. During his tenure there, Toby led a major restructuring of the company’s portfolio and balance sheet, before returning to GreenOak as a Partner in the London office. Previously, Toby was Managing Director and Head of UK for Tishman Speyer Properties in London, responsible for a £1 billion portfolio, and Managing Director, Head of UK Investing and European Hotels, for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, where he managed a £3 billion UK portfolio and a €1.5 billion European hotel portfolio. Toby started his career at Jones Lang LaSalle in London, as a Director covering various private merger & acquisition and fund raising transactions.
Toby graduated from the University of Reading (UK) with a Bachelor of Science in land management.