Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing is a leading global real estate investment platform which has been one of the most active property investors in the world for more than two decades. Real Estate Investing employs a patient, disciplined investment approach to manage global opportunistic and core investment strategies on behalf of its clients. With offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, regional teams of dedicated real estate professionals combine a unique global perspective with local presence and significant transaction execution expertise. Real Estate Investing also leverages the brand and unparalleled global network of Morgan Stanley to source investment intelligence and opportunities.

Local Presence

  • New York
  • Tokyo
  • London
  • Atlanta
  • Hong Kong
  • Frankfurt
  • Los Angeles
  • Mumbai
  • Madrid
  • San Francisco
  • Seoul
  • Milan
  • Shanghai
  • Moscow
  • Singapore
  • Paris
  • Sydney

$32 Billion in Assets Under Management

Meet Our Co-Heads



Olivier de Poulpiquet is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing. Olivier began his career in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in 1994 and moved to MSREI two years later. He went on to serve as the Head of MSREI in Italy and later the Co-head of European Real Estate Investing, responsible for all MSREI core and opportunistic funds in Europe. Olivier left Morgan Stanley in 2004 to join Pirelli & C. Real Estate S.p.A. as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management where he was responsible for capital raising, asset allocation, investment decisions and asset management. In June 2008, he was named Pirelli RE’s Executive Board Member. Subsequently, he rejoined Morgan Stanley in May 2010. Olivier received an MBA from Columbia Business School.



John R. Klopp is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, and Head of MSREI Americas. From 1997 to 2009, John was the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CT), a publicly-traded real estate finance and investment management company that he co-founded. Prior to this, John was the founder and Managing Partner of Victor Capital Group, L.P. from 1989 until 1997. John had previously served as Managing Director and Co-Head of Chemical Realty Corporation, the real estate merchant banking arm of Chemical Bank. John serves as the Chair of Columbia Business School’s Real Estate Advisory Committee and is an active member of various real estate organizations including the Pension Real Estate Association. He received a BA in economics from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking & Real Estate Investing

Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking & Real Estate Investing (“MB&REI”) is the Firm’s direct private investing group that puts capital to work on behalf of a diverse client base, including governments, institutions, corporations, and individuals worldwide. MB&REI employs a consistent, proven value-creation approach across a full range of strategies, including private equity, real assets, and credit. From 22 locations around the world, over 400 experienced professionals with extensive private markets expertise and access to Morgan Stanley’s global franchise provide an unparalleled network to source investment intelligence and opportunities. MB&REI’s deep resources include best-in-class reporting, operations, and risk management, providing investors with a comprehensive approach to disciplined investing.