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Bo Menkiti
CEO
The Menkiti Group

Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group, an organization focused on enhancing the fabric of life in emerging urban markets through the strategic development, management, and sale of real estate. The Menkiti Group consists of three companies that together are working to enhance the quality of life in Washington DC's urban neighborhoods. These companies include Menkiti Development, The Menkiti Group Real Estate Team, and Keller Williams Capital Properties.

Prior to founding the Menkiti Group, Bo served as the Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, a national non-profit dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students. Over a period of three years Bo oversaw the organization's 400% growth from a local organization into a multi-site national organization, serving over 4,000 students nationwide. Under Bo’s leadership College Summit nearly doubled the college enrollment rates of the low-income high school students it served in communities around the country.

A cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Bo was awarded the Houston and Moreland Awards for Public Service and Social Action, as well as the City of Cambridge's Mack Davis Award for the highest service to the Cambridge community. Bo has received numerous additional awards and distinctions including the National Association of Realtors' prestigious "30 under 30" award and the #3 ranking on Inc Magazines 30 coolest young entrepreneurs in America list. Bo currently serves on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to uplifting youth and developing inner city neighborhoods.

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