Ropes & Gray announced Wednesday that New York-based real estate partner David Djaha has been selected as its next managing partner, beginning in 2020. The official statement comes just five months after the firm announced that corporate partner Julie Jones would become the firm’s next chair.

The leadership announcements come ahead of the planned retirements of current chairman R. Bradford Malt and current managing partner David Chapin, who are approaching Ropes & Gray’s mandatory retirement age of 65. Jones, who was 48 when the firm announced her election as chair in November, and Djaha, 54, will officially step into their respective leadership roles on Jan. 1, 2020, the firm said.