As President and Chairman of the Board of one of the oldest and largest privately held real estate companies in the United States, Edward P. Roski, Jr., took over ownership of the Los Angeles Kings with Philip F. Anschutz in October, 1995. Mr. Roski’s expertise in real estate development played a key role as he helped lead the L.A. Arena Company’s efforts to create STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
His company, Southern California-based Majestic Reality Co., was built upon the entrepreneurial vision of his father, Edward P. Roski, Sr., who founded the company in 1948. Majestic, whose corporate offices are located in Los Angeles, has long been a top developer in the area, owning approximately 70 million square feet of commercial real estate across the United States.
A graduate of the University of Southern California in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate, Mr. Roski served as an officer in the United States Marines from 1962 to 1966. Born and raised in Southern California, he is also a graduate of Loyola High School.
Mr. Roski’s other involvements include serving on the Board of Governors of the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Board of Trustees of the California Science Center; Board of Trustees of National Geographic Society; Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission; Board of Regents, Loyola High School and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California.
An avid cyclist and mountain climber, Mr. Roski and his wife, Gayle, live in Los Angeles.