Chris Niehaus was elected to the Board in 2016 and as Non-Executive Chairman of
the Board of Directors in 2018. He serves as Chairman of the Investment
Committee and as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
He is a Partner of GreenOak Real Estate with responsibility for its US business
and is a member of its Global Investment Committee. GreenOak is an independent,
partner owned, real estate principal investing and advisory firm with offices in
New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Madrid.
Prior to GreenOak, Mr. Niehaus spent 28 years at Morgan Stanley and during his
tenure helped build and run one of the leading global real estate banking,
lending and investing businesses. He was named Co-Head of Global Real Estate
Investment Banking in 1994 and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Real Estate from
2006 to 2010. Chris was also an Investment Committee Member for the Morgan
Stanley Real Estate and Special Situation Funds from 1994 to 2010.
Mr. Niehaus is on the Executive Board of the International Council of Shopping
Centers, the President's Leadership Council of Dartmouth College, and serves as
Chairman of the Board of Student Sponsor Partners, a charitable organization
that provides scholarships and mentoring to 1,200 at risk, inner city New York
City high school students. He previously has served on the boards of private
equity real estate companies in the US, Europe and Asia.