About Us

The Real Estate Roundtable is comprised of industry leaders from the nation's top publicly-held and privately-owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms. Roundtable members focus on office, multifamily, retail, industrial, hospitality and other product types. The FY2019 Board is elected from the membership and includes four elected leaders of nation real estate trade organizations from The Roundtable's 17 partner associations.

Owen D. Thomas

Jan 16, 2019, 16:21 PM
Title : Owen D. Thomas
First Name : Owen D.
Last Name : Thomas
Position : Member
External Position : Chief Executive Officer
External link : http://ir.bostonproperties.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=120176&p=irol-govBio&ID=229673
External Link Text : Boston Properties
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Mr. Thomas has served as Boston Properties' Chief Executive Officer since April 2, 2013.  Mr. Thomas served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”) from March 2012 until March 2013 and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of LBHI. From 1987 until 2011, Mr. Thomas held various positions at Morgan Stanley, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Managing Director. Mr. Thomas was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee from 2005 to 2011.

He is a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company; a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute; a director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation' an officer and a member of the Executive Board of Nareit; a director of The Real Estate Roundtable and the former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chairmen Emeritus

Owen D. Thomas

Jan 16, 2019, 16:21 PM
Title : Owen D. Thomas
First Name : Owen D.
Last Name : Thomas
Position : Member
External Position : Chief Executive Officer
External link : http://ir.bostonproperties.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=120176&p=irol-govBio&ID=229673
External Link Text : Boston Properties
Sort order : 31

Mr. Thomas has served as Boston Properties' Chief Executive Officer since April 2, 2013.  Mr. Thomas served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (“LBHI”) from March 2012 until March 2013 and continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of LBHI. From 1987 until 2011, Mr. Thomas held various positions at Morgan Stanley, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Managing Director. Mr. Thomas was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee from 2005 to 2011.

He is a Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company; a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute; a director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation' an officer and a member of the Executive Board of Nareit; a director of The Real Estate Roundtable and the former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.