New York, NY The Real Estate Roundtable’s 24-member Board of Directors has approved John Fish, CEO and chairman of Suffolk, as the organization’s chair-elect, to begin his term as chairman of the Roundtable in mid-2021. The board also approved, effective immediately, Jodie McLean (CEO, Edens) as its secretary and Jeff Blau (CEO, Related Companies) as the chair of the organization’s newly established Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Committee.
Fish will succeed current Roundtable chair Debra Cafaro (chairman and CEO, Ventas, Inc.) whose term expires July 1st, 2021.
“The Board of Directors of The Real Estate Roundtable is excited to announce John Fish as our chair-elect and Jodie McLean as our secretary,” said Cafaro. “John has been an active board member and has played a key role in developing our policy agenda. He is active on a bipartisan basis with policymakers, and his experiences and accomplishments across business, government and philanthropy give John a broad perspective that will benefit the Roundtable and our members. John’s emphasis on labor force issues, infrastructure, and the need to level the educational and economic opportunities for all Americans are particularly relevant as The Roundtable develops and advocates fact-based policies that create jobs and inclusive economic growth,” Cafaro said.
Fish said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Roundtable chair-elect, work with the talented team and follow Debra Cafaro’s impressive record of policy accomplishments in Washington. I have seen the effectiveness of the organization in advocating shared industry concerns to lawmakers and regulators, and strongly believe it is essential for The Real Estate Roundtable to continue its engagement at all levels of policy-making as the nation comes together to address new economic, societal and health challenges.”