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Owen D. Thomas

CEO and Director, Boston Properties

Owen D. Thomas is CEO and director of Boston Properties. 

Previously, he was chairman of Lehman Brothers Holdings from 2012 until March 2013 and continues to serve as a director. Prior to Lehman, Owen was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years serving in a number of different roles, business units and locations, including CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia, president of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. He also served on Morgan Stanley’s management committee from 2005 until 2011.

Owen is a director and trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a trustee of Woodberry Forest School, a member of the NAREIT Board of Governors, and a former chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. 

He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. He is married with three children and lives in Bronxville, New York.