Roundtable Weekly
Roundtable Announces FY 2025 Leadership; Kathleen McCarthy Takes Over As New Chair
June 28, 2024

Roundtable Leadership

  • Kathleen McCarthy, Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable (above), said, “I am incredibly honored to step into the role of Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable. The real estate industry touches every aspect of our economy—from affordable housing and shopping centers to warehouses and data centers. Strong collaboration between the public and private sectors will enable the country to meet the challenges we face and capitalize on the opportunities ahead. John, Jeff, and the entire Roundtable team have advocated for policies to help drive growth and innovation across communities in the U.S., and I look forward to building on their important work.” (Press Release)
  • John Fish, Immediate Past Chair, stated, “It has been a privilege to serve as Chair during such a pivotal period for our industry. I am pleased to hand over the reins to Kathleen. Her expertise and leadership, along with Jeff DeBoer’s vision and guidance, will undoubtedly guide The Roundtable to new heights. The focus on recovery, resilience, and innovation remains crucial as this important organization works with our partners in government to advance our shared interests and strengthen the American economy.”
  • “The Real Estate Roundtable and its members have always risen to meet the challenges of the times, and I am confident that under Kathleen’s leadership, we will continue to make impactful strides,” said Jeffrey DeBoer, Roundtable President and CEO. “The real estate industry is a cornerstone of economic vitality, job creation, and community development. Kathleen’s extensive experience and strategic vision will be invaluable as we address critical policy issues and advocate for a shared, prosperous future.”

Roundtable Board of Directors

  • The 26-member FY2025 Roundtable Board of Directors is elected from the membership and includes three elected leaders of national real estate trade organizations from The Roundtable’s 18 partner associations.
  • Joining The Roundtable’s Board of Directors as of July 1 are:
    • Conor Flynn, CEO, Kimco Realty Corporation; First Vice Chair, Nareit
    • Michelle Herrick, Head of Real Estate Banking, J.P. Morgan
    • Diane Hoskins, Global Co-Chair, Gensler; Chairman, The Urban Land Institute
    • Michael H. Lowe, Co-CEO, Lowe
    • Andrew P. Power, President & CEO, Digital Realty

  • Stepping down from The Roundtable Board as of July 1 are:
    • Michael D. Brown, Travel & Leisure Co. President & CEO, Immediate Past Chair, American Resort Development Association
    • Debra A. Cafaro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ventas, Inc., Immediate Past Chair, The Real Estate Roundtable
    • W. Matthew Kelly, CEO, JBG Smith, Chair, Nareit

The Roundtable will release its 2024 Annual Report: Dynamic Policy for Evolving Needs in the coming weeks, which highlights the organization’s advocacy efforts over the past year and future policy solutions.