David Roodberg

President, The Menkiti Group

David Roodberg joined The Menkiti Group as their President in early 2023. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including development, capital, commercial real estate, and strategic planning. Prior to joining the enterprise, David led two one of the largest family-owned real estate companies in DC, Horning, and Combined Properties.

Roodberg joins the firm with over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, most recently having served as the CEO and President of DC-based real estate firm Horning since 2003. He left behind a legacy of award-winning impactful projects completed during his tenure including two which were honored by the Washington Business Journal with Best Real Estate Deal Awards for Community Impact. These include the completion of Tivoli Square which was a project that helped jumpstart development in Columbia Heights, and The Commons at Stanton Square which is home to the Ward 8 community-serving nonprofits Martha’s Table and Community of Hope.

In addition to his development leadership experience, Roodberg has a legacy of serving as a mentor and working towards expanding housing opportunities for all Washingtonians. Recently, he chaired the Washington Housing Conservancy Board through its growth from 0 units to 1,500, during which time the first deal with Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund was completed. Roodberg also serves on the Board of Wesley Housing, Martha’s Table, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, was on the Advisory Board of Housing Production Trust Fund and served as the Chair of Community Foundation’s Partnership to End Homelessness.

David graduated from the University of Michigan with his MBA and Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He currently lives with his family in Vienna, VA.

Kymber Menkiti

President, KWCP

Kymber Menkiti is the President of Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), a brokerage with eight offices across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. She is also the Regional Director of Keller Williams Realty International for the Maryland / DC (MDC) Region where she oversees 4,500+ agents and is the first African American female to hold this position. Kymber also served as the 2020 President of the DC Association of Realtors and was appointed by the mayor to serve on the District of Columbia Arts Commission. She is also a Board Member of Crittenton Services and is the head of the Keller Williams National Social Equity Task Force.

Prior to her roles within KWCP and the Keller Williams MDC Region, Kymber was the President of Sales for The Menkiti Group. Throughout her time with the company, she built a dedicated and passionate team of real estate professionals who assist the clients of The Menkiti Group in meeting their real estate goals. Under Kymber’s leadership, the MG Residential Sales Team assisted over 1,000 first-time homebuyers and brokered the sales of over $1B in residential real estate. The MG Residential Sales Team has been recognized internationally as being among the Top 50 teams within the Keller Williams franchise as measured by sales volume.

Kymber previously served as the President of the 2019 DCAR Executive Committee, as well as the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® (GCAAR) Rookie Committee Chair, and a member of the Keller Williams Capital Properties Agent Leadership Council. As one of the best and brightest young businesspeople in the greater Washington, DC region, Kymber was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree, a Real Estate Newsmaker by RISMedia for 2 consecutive years (2021 & 2022) and NAR’s 2021 District of Columbia REALTOR® of the Year.

Kymber is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and James Madison University and currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and four young sons.

Bo Menkiti

Founder and CEO

Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group, a real estate services company dedicated to transforming lives, careers, 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. It is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Worcester, Massachusetts. Bo also serves as the CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), a residential real estate brokerage managed by The Menkiti Group, producing over $2 billion in annual sales. In 2022, KWCP expanded its service offerings, investing in cutting-edge technology and implementing a customer-centric approach to provide a platform-based experience to consumers across their homeownership journey.

Named one of the most powerful and influential executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry in 2023 and 2024 by the Swanepoel Power 200, Mr. Menkiti has also been recently recognized as the 2022 DEI Champion of the Year by the Washington Business Journal, the 2022 Developer of the Year by DCBIA (District of Columbia Building Industry Association), the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mid-Atlantic by Ernst & Young, and received the Marcia Lamb Award for Inner City Innovation by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. 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, and he has been recognized nationally by Ebony and Inc. magazines as one of the most remarkable young entrepreneurs in America.

Over the past 20 years, The Menkiti Group has invested over $390MM in emerging urban neighborhoods in DC and Massachusetts and worked on the development of over 4.7MM SF of real estate. The Menkiti Group currently has over 3.5MM SF in its development pipeline including catalytic projects such as MLK Gateway, Bond Bread with Howard University, The Yards Parcels G1 and G2 in partnership with Brookfield, and St. Elizabeths Parcels 7, 8, and 9 in DC and Parcel D-4 in partnership with The Community Builders in Boston. Committed to addressing the significant access to capital for successful minority developers across the United States, The Menkiti Group’s Obsidian Catalyst Fund aims to scale their Neighborhood Investment Model thesis by deepening the process for identifying and creating additional access points to capital for a diverse set of talented real estate entrepreneurs.

Committed to creating pathways to opportunity through entrepreneurship and social impact, Mr. Menkiti currently serves as a Founding Board member of Founders Bank, a Founding Board Member of the CPMG Foundation, a Board Member of DCBIA, and is a trustee of the Roxbury Latin School and the Federal City Council. He has also served as a former President of the DC Association of Realtors, former Board member of Washington First Bank (a NASDAQ traded community bank, former Vice Chair of the Board of City First Bank, former Board Chair of the Meyer Foundation, and was a mayoral appointee to the board of DC Water.

Mr. Menkiti graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where he excelled as a two-sport Division One athlete in baseball and ice hockey. Residing in Washington, DC, he is a proud father of four dynamic sons.

Katie Heaton

Katie Heaton 2016

Chief Operating Officer

Katie Heaton is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer at The Menkiti Group. In her role, Katie manages corporate operations for the family of companies, including a multi-services real estate and development company, a local mortgage lending company, as well as a residential brokerage firm.

Prior to joining the company, Katie was the Executive Director to the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable and a Founding Member of the Washington Cyber Roundtable, an organization focused on promoting collaboration between federal agencies and corporate leaders across numerous industries. Before joining the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable she served as Special Assistant to the CEO of Venturehouse Group where she managed the CEO’s office including the direction of all special projects. She has also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Business Liaison at the Department of Commerce and Special Assistant to the Secretary. In these roles, she provided guidance on policy initiatives for the private sector community including economics and homeland security issues.

She also worked at the Department of Homeland Security focusing on public/private partnerships for the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Prior to public service, Katie worked at JPMorgan in the Private Client Group and Portfolio Management in the New York City and Washington, DC offices.

She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and resides with her husband, Will, and two children in Alexandria, Virginia.

Simon Frewer

President of Home Services

Simon Frewer is the President of Home Services for The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties. In his role, he will lead the Home Services division which includes Core Services, Technology, and the Brokerage as the firm consolidates and integrates all the components to deliver the Power of Home.

Simon joined the enterprise as an experienced executive with an impressive record of building businesses and leading great teams. He has held the CEO, COO, and President roles at several globally renowned companies, where he led through times of incredible growth and significant transition. Simon is known for his people leadership, business-development acumen, partnership development, and product development expertise, and for successfully building and leading innovative businesses in the tech-enabled services and ed-tech space. Simon’s experience spans public, private, and PE-backed organizations and much of his career has focused on helping organizations innovate and empower their teams to deliver truly differentiated customer experience and customer loyalty.

Simon graduated from Northwestern University with his MBA and McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Economics. He currently lives with his family in sunny St. Augustine, Florida, and commutes to the DMV area.

Brian Burke

Executive Vice President, Development & Finance 

Brian is a seasoned finance executive with deep experience in both real estate development and financial services.  At The Menkiti Group, Brian serves as Executive Vice President.  In this role, he is responsible for financing the company’s development projects and portfolio of real estate assets, managing the development team, analyzing potential acquisitions, efficiently allocating capital, investor reporting, and other strategic projects.

Previously, Brian served as the CFO for Ditto Residential, a design focused real estate developer that builds condos and apartment buildings in Washington, DC. In this capacity, Brian was responsible for all financial aspects of the company including proforma modeling of new deals, raising debt and equity to finance the projects, managing the construction budget and loan draws, overseeing accounting, and investor reporting. As a member of the executive management team, Brian was involved in all key decisions, set the strategic direction for the firm, and managed a team of 12 development and construction professionals.

Prior to Ditto, Brian spent eight years with Capital One executing mergers and acquisitions and managing a product development team.  In these roles he led large, multi-functional teams through the financial analysis and due diligence of potential bank and credit card acquisitions, he negotiated term sheets and contracts with external counter parties, and he simplified the small business banking product suite by designing and rolling out a new line up of business accounts.

Brian graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. A California native, he now resides with his wife and son in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.