Christopher J. Niehaus

Leadership - Board of Directors

Christopher J. Niehaus Board Member at W. P. Carey (WPC)

Christopher J. Niehaus

Non-Executive Chair of the Board

Chair of the Executive Investment Committees

Board Member

Christopher J. Niehaus was elected to W. P. Carey's Board of Directors in 2016. He serves as Non-Executive Chair of the Board as well as Chair of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Niehaus is a Managing Partner at BentallGreenOak Real Estate, with responsibility for its U.S. business, and a member of its Global Investment Committees. BentallGreenOak 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 his time at BentallGreenOak, Mr. Niehaus spent 28 years at Morgan Stanley. During his tenure, he 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 Chair of Morgan Stanley Real Estate from 2006 to 2010. He was also an Investment Committee Member for the Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Special Situation Funds from 1994 to 2010.

Mr. Niehaus is a trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He serves on the Executive Board of the President's Leadership Council of Dartmouth College and is Chair 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 U.S., Europe and Asia.