Bo-Menkiti-Standing-Shot-4---2014Founder and CEO

Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of the Menkiti Group, a real estate company dedicated to transforming lives and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and disposition of real estate in urban markets. Mr. Menkiti also serves as CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties, (KWCP) a residential real estate brokerage with seven offices and 1,000 agents within the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Mr. Menkiti’s work has been featured in David Bornstein’s book on social entrepreneurs “How to Change the World,” and in Stephen Goldsmith’s “The Power of Social Innovation.”  Mr. Menkiti has been recognized nationally by Ebony and Inc. Magazine as one of the coolest young entrepreneurs in America and was awarded The National Association of Realtors Prestigious “30 under 30” award in 2006. Mr. Menkiti was also honored as a Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal and named to the paper’s 2014 Power 100, a list of the most influential business leaders in the Washington metropolitan area. He was also recently honored by the National Association of Realtors as the District of Columbia Realtor of the Year in 2014 and as Keller Williams Realty International’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Under Mr. Menkiti’s leadership, The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in the nation and by the Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine as two of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America.

Prior to forming The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties, Mr. Menkiti served as Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students. In this capacity, Mr. Menkiti oversaw the organization’s successful growth into a multi-site national organization.

Mr. Menkiti sits on the boards of the Myer Foundation, the Federal City Council, Prolanthropy, and City First Bank of DC. Previously, Mr. Menkiti served as the 2013 President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors, and on the boards of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) and Dance Place. In 2014, Mr. Menkiti launched the Capital Properties Menkiti Group Foundation (CPMG), a nonprofit that focuses its resources on serving the diverse social needs existing in the National Capital Area.

Mr. Menkiti is a graduate of Harvard University. He lives in the District with his wife and three young sons.