Jair Lynch, president and CEO of Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners has more than 25 years of experience as an investor and developer, including projects in Silicon Valley and the Washington, DC region. Since founding the firm in 1998, he has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects, with an additional 2.5 million square feet in the active pipeline. These include urban infill residential, commercial, retail, and institutional projects involving new construction, renovation, and historic preservation. He is a driving force for urban regeneration, working in walkable urban places to empower people, develop place, and create prosperity. Lynch has a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in Urban Design from Stanford University. Lynch was also named a James L. Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Jair will discuss his career trajectory from Olympian to real estate developer, DEI initiatives for development in the region, his views on development in the District versus the surrounding suburbs, and his thoughts on the return to cities post-Covid.