Keynote Speakers

Matt Kelly CEO, JBG Smith Properties

Matt Kelly was responsible for merging JBG and Vornado into JBG Smith in July 2017. JBG Smith is now the D.C. region’s largest developer with an operating portfolio of over 20 million square feet of multifamily, office and retail assets. It owns major developments in every D.C. submarket and is the federal government’s largest landlord in the District. In recognition of Matt’s accomplishments with the merger, The Washington Business Journal named him the “2017 CEO of the Year.”

Jeff DeBoer '81L President and CEO, The Real Estate Roundtable

The Real Estate Roundtable is a leading advocate on national policy issues affecting commercial real estate, jobs and the economy. Through a variety of positions at the Roundtable, Jeff has been at the forefront of every major piece of legislation affecting the real estate industry during the last 30 years. In 2011, GlobeSt.com voted Jeff a “top 10 Industry Newsmaker of the Decade” and in 2013 he was selected as one of the “30 most influential people in real estate” by Commercial Property Executive.