Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies names Jeffrey T. Mezger as the new Chair of its Policy Advisory Board

Jeffrey T. Mezger named Chair of the Policy Advisory Board at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies

By Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies | February 18, 2015

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ Policy Advisory Board, a distinguished national forum for housing interests, announced recently the appointment of its newest chairman, Jeffrey T. Mezger, President, CEO, and Director of KB Home. Mezger led the Policy Board’s first meeting of 2015 in Washington, D.C.


Since its founding in 1957, KB Home has built more than 500,000 homes in 40 major housing markets across the country. According to Chris Herbert, managing director of the Joint Center, Mezger, who joined the company in 1993, has obtained “a deep knowledge of the home building industry” and has developed a “strong commitment to advancing housing as a national policy priority.”


In addition to his role at KB Home, Mezger serves as the Founding Chairman of the Leading Builders of American, is on the executive board of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He also dedicates much of his time to public service and philanthropy and was inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame for his contributions to the building industry.

“I am honored to step into the Chairman position,” Mezger said. “As a longstanding member of the Policy Advisory Board, I have always respected the Joint Center’s research and its relevance to leaders in both the public and private sectors. I’m looking forward to being involved on this new level.”

In other news at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Carol Tomé was appointed as the board’s new vice chair. Tomé is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Home Depot.

To learn more about the Joint Center for Housing Studies, visit www.jchs.harvard.edu.


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