JAMES IKER has more than 25 years of real estate, finance, investment, and management experience. He is a partner at Composite Capital Partners and previously served as the chief investment officer, head of Opportunity Funds, and as a member of the Investment Committee and Executive Committee at JBG Smith, a real estate investment trust that owns and/or operates a portfolio of more than 15 million square feet in and around Washington, DC. From 2008 to 2017, Iker served as a managing partner of the JBG Companies and as the co-head of investments. He was responsible for JBG’s investment strategy, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, investor relations, and fundraising. During his tenure, JBG successfully raised seven Opportunity Funds totaling more than $3.6 billion of discretionary equity. Iker served as the chair of JBG’s management committee and was a key member of the senior leadership team that merged The JBG Companies with Vornado Realty Trust’s Washington, DC business and created JBG Smith as a publicly traded company in July 2017. Prior to joining JBG in 2002, Iker co-founded and managed a real estate investment firm in Orange County, California. He has served on the advisory boards for the Urban Land Institute and the Federal City Council. He is currently a member of the Dean’s Council for the Yale School of Architecture and the Zell Lurie Real Estate Center of The Wharton School and serves as a board member at the Washington International School. Iker has a BS from University of Phoenix and an MBA, with honors, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.