Fish Named RER Board Chair

John F. Fish

Washington – The Real Estate Roundtable’s (RER) 24-member board of directors has approved John F. 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 W. McLean, CEO of Edens, as its secretary and Jeff T. Blau, CEO of Related Companies, as the chair of the organization’s newly established Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Fish will succeed current roundtable chair, Debra A. Cafaro, chairman and CEO of Ventas, Inc., whose term expires July 1.

“I 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,” said Fish.

The Real Estate Roundtable brings together leaders of the nation’s top publicly-held and privately-owned real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and and its important role in the global economy.