Charles Wu

Harvard Business School

Charles Wu is a Managing Director and founding partner of BayNorth Capital, a private real estate investment firm. The BayNorth team has invested approximately $2.2 billion of capital for six distinct funds. BayNorth currently manages approximately $1 billion of equity assets through equity, participating debt, joint ventures, land acquisitions and partnerships. BayNorth Capital recently raised Fund VII, a $475 million discretionary pool of capital.

Prior to co-founding BayNorth Capital in July 2004, Charlie co-founded the private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners in July 1998 and was a Managing Director of its predecessor firm, Harvard Private Capital Group, the private equity and real estate investment unit of Harvard Management Company. Before joining Harvard Private Capital in 1995, Charlie spent ten years at Aldrich Eastman and Waltch, where he directed the restructuring group and was a portfolio manager. Prior to AEW, Charlie worked at Morgan Stanley in their corporate finance department.

Charlie has an MBA, with distinction, and a BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University. Charlie serves on the Board of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and is an Overseer of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Charlie is a past President of the Newton Schools Foundation and has chaired Boston Mayor Menino’s Economic Advisory Board. He was recently appointed to the faculty of the Harvard Business School.