Global Chairman
Urban Land Institute

CEO and Director
Boston Properties

Owen D. Thomas is the chief executive officer and a director of Boston Properties. He is a director of Lehman Brothers Holdings and served as its first 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 and chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, while living in Hong Kong from 2008 until 2011. He also held the role of president of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and served on Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee from 2005 until 2011.

Mr. Thomas is the global chairman of Urban Land Institute, a director of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, an officer and member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and a director of the Real Estate Roundtable. He is a former director of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company and a former chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. He attended and is a former Trustee of Woodberry Forest School, received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Speaking at the Following:

Feb 4

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


9.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Hotel Okura: Heian I (followed by site tour)

The ULI NEXT Forum is exclusively for members aged between 35-45 and offers attendees a unique opportunity to connect with the industry leaders, extensive networking opportunities, a range of sessions focused around leadership development and gain…

Feb 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

ULI Global Initiatives

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM
Hotel Okura: Grand Ballroom

Feb 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Global Capital Markets: The Latest Trends and Developments

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Hotel Okura: Grand Ballroom

With the cycle now firmly in its second decade, how can the industry reconcile the benefits of the low interest rate environment with real estate prices hitting record highs in many countries? What will be…