CEO & Chairperson of the Board
Has served as our Chairperson of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer since November 2021. Mr. Kelly has been a Managing Director of JPMIM and Head of Real Estate Americas since July 2019, where he leads the 180-person group that manages more than $60 billion of assets across a range of core, mid-risk and opportunistic strategies on behalf of institutional, sovereign and high net worth investors. Mr. Kelly currently chairs the Real Estate Americas Management Committee as well as the U.S. Real Estate Oversight Committee. From July 2013 until July 2019, Mr. Kelly was Head of Portfolio Management, Real Estate Americas, and was responsible for oversight of the portfolio managers for U.S. real estate funds and separate accounts, and from October 2009 until July 2013, Mr. Kelly was Head of Debt Capital Markets. Before joining J.P. Morgan in 2009, he was a Director and Head of Real Estate Conduit and Workouts for Citigroup Global Markets from May 2007 to October 2009. From May 2006 to May 2007, Mr. Kelly was a Vice President and Originator in the Large Loan CMBS Group of Goldman Sachs Commercial Mortgage Capital. From September 1991 to March 2006, Mr. Kelly held several roles at New York Life Investment Management, where, at the time of his departure, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Commercial Mortgage Origination. Mr. Kelly holds a B.S. in Business Management from Springfield College and an M.S. in Real Estate from New York University.
Mr. Kelly is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his extensive real estate and investment experience and his tenure with J.P. Morgan.