Charles F. Wu is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Wu is also a Managing Director and founding partner of BayNorth Capital, a private real estate equity firm based in Boston. The BayNorth team has invested approximately $2.6 billion of capital for seven distinct funds for 45 institutional clients. Investments include equity, participating debt, joint ventures, land acquisitions and partnerships. 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 was a Managing Director at Aldrich Eastman & 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 serves on the Facilities and Capital Planning Advisory Committee for the Harvard Corporation and is on the Board of Trustees of Newton Wellesley Hospital. He was a founding Board member of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, is a past President of the Newton Schools Foundation, and has chaired Boston Mayor Menino’s Economic Advisory Board. Since 2006, Charlie has been a frequent lecturer at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Charlie has an MBA, with distinction, and a BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University.