Prior to founding Taconic with Charlie Bendit in 1997, Paul was president and CEO of Balfour Holdings, a national investment and development company that acquired assets through the Resolution Trust Corporation and focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of master planned communities. Ultimately, he directed the sale of Balfour Holdings to Blackstone. Paul has been active in the real estate industry since 1978, when he joined Jones Lang Wootton (JLW) as one of the firm’s first employees in the United States. During his tenure, he was named a co-managing partner and directed JLW’s nationwide operations.
A graduate of Washington University of St. Louis, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University School of Business. Paul is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, the Advisory Board of New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate, the Advisory Board of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Program and its affiliated Real Estate Forum, the National Council of The Arts and Sciences School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Art Museum.
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