W. Matthew KellyCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERMatt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the board of trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He previously was co-head of JBG's Investments Group and was primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York.
Mr. Kelly currently serves as member of the NAREIT Executive Board, the Real Estate Roundtable and the Urban Land Institute and served as the Host Co-Chair of the ULI 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, DC. He also serves as an Executive in Residence of the Steers Center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
Mr. Kelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Partnership, as a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council and as a Trustee and member of Executive Committee of the D.C. Policy Center. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Kelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Urban Institute, is Chairman of the Board of the Medstar Health Washington Hospital Center and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Halcyon arts and social entrepreneurship incubator.
Mr. Kelly has lectured at Georgetown University, The University of Notre Dame, He holds a B.A. with honors from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
David P. PaulCHIEF OPERATING OFFICERMr. Paul has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since the formation transaction. Mr. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and worked at JBG from September 2007 until the formation transaction, serving as a Managing Partner and member of JBG's Executive Committee, Management Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to joining JBG, Mr. Paul worked in commercial and retail real estate development and investment with several firms, including WP Commercial, Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman, Sachs & Co (NYSE: GS), Starwood Urban Investments, and Trammell Crow Company, and has been involved in both domestic and international real estate investment. He began his career with the consulting firm Bain & Company.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and Master of Business Administration from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.