Kerry L. Iris
Since 2006, Ms. Iris has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dowel/KIK Investments where she manages all aspects of the company with a focus on acting as General Counsel and maintaining oversight of all capital markets transactions. With over 25 years of industry experience, she started her career in New York City as a transactional attorney working for Dreyer & Traub, a boutique real estate firm whose clients included many high profile national and international real estate companies. After moving to Washington DC, she continued her transactional legal career with Fried, Frank Harris, Shriver and Jacobson and Miles & Stockbridge with a focus on negotiating the acquisition, leasing and financing of real estate transactions.
Ms. Iris was the co-chair of the Community Services Committee for the DC Building Industry Association for almost 20 years. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Board of Women’s Philanthropy of that organization. Ms. Iris was the former Chair of the Tikkum Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington, and served as the Foundation’s Grant and Development Chairs. She is currently on the Advisory Council. Ms. Iris has chaired many fundraising events for several local charities including the Heroes Gala for the Children’s National Medical Center.
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.A. in Finance, Emory University
Member of the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars