Owen D. Thomas

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Thomas is a recognized leader in the real estate industry with more than 33 years of executive leadership, strategic planning and management experience, as well as substantial experience in financial and capital markets.

Mr. Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Boston Properties. He is a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings and served as its Chairman from 2012 until 2013 when he joined Boston Properties. Prior to Lehman, Mr. Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years serving in a number of different roles, business units and locations, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia Ltd., President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and Managing Director.  He also served on Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 until 2011 and was a Director of Grosvenor Group Limited from 2011 to 2013.

Mr. Thomas is the Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, a director of the Real Estate Roundtable, and a member of the Executive Board of Nareit. He is a member and former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association and former Director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. Mr. Thomas received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.