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Jonathan Davis

Trustee & Founder

Jonathan G. Davis is the Founder and CEO of The Davis Companies, a real estate development, management and investment firm founded in 1976, based in Boston and active across the United States. Mr. Davis has received numerous awards for entrepreneurialism, historic preservation, commitment to his community and to the real estate industry and leadership in philanthropy. A 1975 graduate of Brandeis University, Jon is former Vice Chairman of its Board of Trustees; a Director, Executive Committee member and Past Board Chair of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; a Director of WBUR public radio; Former Director of The Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston; and 2008 President/2009 Board Chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. 

“I am privileged and fortunate to have a magnificent family and to have spent my professional career in a field which has been rewarding in every respect. That said, if at the end of my life I couldn’t look back and feel that I had contributed in at least a small way to making the world a better place, I would be deeply unfulfilled. To be able to pursue this goal together with Margot and our children, and hopefully someday with our grandchildren, is the gift of a lifetime.”