Mr. Murphy has more than thirty years experience in international development and investment, and has grown start-up companies on three separate occasions into platforms of up to $1+ billion of assets under management.
After developing high-end mixed-use projects in Washington DC in the 1980’s and ‘90s, Mr. Murphy has dedicated the last 25 years to transplanting three concepts from USA to Europe, namely: outlet centers, data centers, and private residence clubs.
Mr. Murphy was Co-Founder and Deputy Chief Executive of BAA-McArthurGlen, the company responsible for first importing the designer outlet concept to the UK and Europe. Mr. Murphy opened the company’s Paris office in 1992, and spearheaded the company’s expansion across Europe over the ensuing seven years, resulting in sales generation over $1 billion across the portfolio.
DigiPlex is Mr. Murphy’s data center venture, which operates in Scandinavia. DigiPlex is co-owned by Mr. Murphy and Bill Conway, the Co-founder, Co-CEO and CIO of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, with approximately $180 billion under management.
The private residence club concept is located within Palazzo Tornabuoni, a $250 million re-development of a 15th century Medici palazzo in Florence, Italy. Palazzo Tornabuoni is managed by The Four Seasons, and won Urban Land Institute’s 2010 Award of Excellence for EMEA.
Mr. Murphy graduated Cum Laude from Harvard, received his MBA from University of Virginia and authored the book Le Deal, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2008. Le Deal received the Axiom Gold Medal Award for “Best Memoir 2008”and was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “a picaresque memoir.... filled with insight”.