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.