Edward P. Roski Jr., president and chief executive officer of one of the oldest and largest privately held real estate firms in California, has been elected to the USC board of trustees.
Announcing Roski’s election, President Steven B. Sample said, “Ed Roski offers everything that we look for in a USC trustee. He is a noted business and civic leader and a person with a deep concern for this university and its mission. We look forward to his leadership as a trustee.”
Founded by Roski’s father in 1948, Majestic Realty Co. provides full-service real estate development, offering in-house brokerage, design, engineering, construction, leasing, property management and financial services. Headquartered in Industry, the firm’s portfolio contains more than 40 million square feet of industrial, commercial, sports, entertainment and retail structures.
Roski is co-owner of the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Active in cultural activities, he serves on numerous boards, including the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the Bowers Museum, Big Brothers of America and the Museum of Con temporary Art. He also sits on the board of Comerica Bank-California.
Roski earned a bachelor’s degree in business from USC’s Marshall School of Business in 1962. He is a member of the Marshall School’s board of visitors and a lifetime member of Cardinal and Gold, a university support group.
Roski is married to Gayle Garner Roski, who majored in fine arts in USC’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. They have three children: Patricia (a USC graduate), Edward III and Katrina.