Jay McNamara Bio


Jay McNamara, as Head of Real Estate, is responsible for all aspects of product management and business strategy for the MSCI Real Estate product line and is a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee.

Since joining MSCI in 2002 and before taking on his current role in 2017, Jay has held various senior leadership positions including serving as Head of Americas Client Coverage, Global Senior Account Manager, and Global Head of Asset Owner & Investment Consultant Coverage. Prior to MSCI, Jay held a series of sales and relationship management roles at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Boston, Hong Kong and New York.

Jay served as Chairman of the Explore Schools’ Board of Trustees, a network of high-performing public charter schools in central Brooklyn.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics and Political Science, from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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