W. Matthew Kelly
W. Matthew Kelly
Chief Executive Officer, JBG SMITH

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the board of trustees. Before the formation of JBG SMITH, Kelly was a managing partner of the JBG Companies and cohead of JBG’s Investments Group and primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Before joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a cofounder of the media software company ODAC Inc. and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs in New York City.

Kelly is chairman of Nareit and board chairman of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He is a board member of MedStar Health and the Urban Institute. He is also past board chairman of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is a faculty member at the Harvard Business School and is an executive in residence of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate 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.