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Jay McNamara

Head of Real Estate

As Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Jay McNamara 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 SAR and New York.

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

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