Mr. Kaplan is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Douglas Emmett, Inc. (DEI). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of DEI. Douglas Emmett is a fully integrated public REIT traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He joined DEI's predecessor company, Douglas, Emmett and Company in 1986 and co-founded Douglas Emmett Realty Advisors in 1991, which grew during the 1990's into a large manager of institutional real estate funds.
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Kaplan received his bachelor's degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1986. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California with his wife, Christine and their three children.