John Carrafiell is a Founder and Partner of GreenOak. John is responsible for GreenOak's European business. Prior to GreenOak, Mr. Carrafiell was the Founder and Managing Partner at Alpha Real Estate Advisors from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Carrafiell was previously Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) from 2005-2007 and a member of the Global Investment Banking Division's six-person Operating Committee. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1987, moved to London in 1989 to open MSREI in Europe, where he became the Head of Europe in 1995 and a Managing Director in 1999. From December 2008 to December 2009, he was a Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Carrafiell was Chairman of the Audit Committee and a director of the Canary Wharf Group Plc from 2004-2009 and a director of several other leading European real estate companies in Holland, Spain, Germany, France and the U.K. Mr. Carrafiell is a Sterling Fellow of, and graduated with a BA from, Yale University in 1987. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Corio, a leading €8 billion listed retail real estate company, a former Trustee of ULI, a director of the Executive Board of the European Public Real Estate Association, a member of Dean's Council of the Yale School of Architecture and the Tate Modern Acquisitions Committee. Mr. Carrafiell is based in GreenOak's London office.