W. Matthew Kelly
Chair, Nareit

JBG Smith
CEO

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the Board of Trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee.  He previously was co-head of JBG’s Investments Group and was primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York.  

Mr. Kelly currently serves on the Boards of NAREIT, the Urban Institute and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  He is also Chairman of the Board of the Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in Washington, DC.  He is a member of the Faculty at Harvard Business School and serves as an Executive in Residence of the Steers Center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.   

He holds an AB with honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.