The Real Estate Roundtable Approves Five New Board Members

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The Real Estate Roundtable’s membership has approved five new members to serve on its 25-member Board of Directors during the 2024 fiscal year (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). The Roundtable’s Board is effective July 1, elected from the membership, and includes industry representatives from four of The Roundtable’s 18 national real estate trade partners.

Board Transition

  • Roundtable Board Chair John Fish (SUFFOLK Chairman and CEO) also enters the final year of his three-year term that began on July 1, 2021. Fish said, “We look forward to the contributions of five new commercial real estate leaders who have joined The Roundtable’s Board of Directors. Their individual expertise, insight, and broad skill sets will add to our organization’s highly regarded effectiveness on national policy issues affecting CRE. Our Board, supported by our policy advisory committees and general membership, will continue to engage policymakers in Washington with fact-based, non-partisan analysis. I look forward to working with them on issues such as the negative impact of remote work on municipalities and communities; capital and credit concerns in a high-interest rate environment; and a practical approach to the role buildings can play in helping to achieve climate goals.”
  • “I also offer my sincere gratitude to our Board members whose terms have expired. Their significant service to the industry during a global pandemic was essential, and we look forward to their continued participation as Roundtable members,” Fish said. 
  • Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer stated, “Roundtable members consistently bring innovative solutions to compelling policy challenges facing CRE. The Roundtable’s Board of Directors represents all major industry activities and asset types, and includes diverse voices from throughout the country. This inclusion ensures that our Board’s decisions are sustainable, flexible, and based in real-world economics. I am eager to continue working with the Board as we advance new recommendations on organizational and strategic policy direction.”

The five new members joining The Roundtable’s FY 2024 Board of Directors as of July 1 are:

Stepping down from The Roundtable Board as of July 1 are:

The Roundtable’s 2023 Annual Report—“Sustained Strength, Sustained Solutions”—will be sent to all members next week.

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National Multifamily Housing Council President Doug Bibby Announces 2021 Departure

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National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) President Doug Bibby – an industry leader for nearly two decades who has played a major role in advancing real estate’s policy agenda in Washington, DC – announced on Jan. 29 that he will depart the organization in 2021. 

  • “It has been, and continues to be, a great honor and privilege to serve in this position,” said Bibby. “Representing the apartment industry has been one of the most fulfilling and gratifying experiences of my career. I am proud of the work the team at NMHC has done and the strides the industry has taken during my tenure,” he added.  (NMHC’s bio on Doug Bibby)
  • Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer noted, “Among the 18 national real estate trade associations that The Real Estate Roundtable works with on common issues of importance to commercial real estate, NMHC is one that has shown outstanding leadership on important policies such as housing affordability, regulatory reform and the recent reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.  Doug Bibby has played an essential and exemplary role in his large organization’s successes on the policy front since June 2001.  He deserves the thanks of the entire industry and we wish him well as he prepares for his next endeavor.”

NMHC’s officers have engaged an executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, and hope to introduce Bibby’s successor at its January 2021 Annual Meeting.

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