A co-founding principal of Blackstar Real Estate Partners, John Green directs firm-wide strategic planning, and leads the investment management efforts.
A co-founding principal of Blackstar Real Estate Partners, John Green directs firm-wide strategic planning, and leads the investment management efforts. John has over 18 years of real estate and finance experience, and has managed approximately $5 billion in commercial, multifamily residential and mixed-use properties in greater Washington, D.C.; New York City; Baltimore; San Francisco; and other major metropolitan areas within the United States. For the decade prior to founding Blackstar, he served as Managing Director for MacFarlane Partners, a San Francisco based real estate private equity firm. In that role, John led all investment and asset management activities in the East Coast markets, which included acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of property investments. He also oversaw the development process of projects undertaken by the firm and its joint-venture partners. Overall, he was responsible for managing a portfolio consisting of over 2.75 million sf of commercial space, 7,500 apartment units, 400,000 sf of retail, 1,000 hotel keys, and over 10 million sf of potential development. Prior to joining MacFarlane Partners, John worked in the real estate development group of The Community Builders; and as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He also managed the business development efforts at Viacom Inc.
John earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. He also holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.