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Leadership – Board of Directors

Christopher J. Niehaus

Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the Investment & Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees
Board Member

Mr. 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.