Paul Travis is Managing Partner of Washington Square Partners, a real estate development and advisory firm in New York City which he founded in 1994. Mr. Travis is also a partner and project executive for the City Point project, a 1.8 million square foot mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. The second of three phases, which will be comprised of 669,000 square feet of retail, 125 affordable housing units, and 575 market rate housing units, is currently under construction. The project is being developed in partnership with Acadia Realty Trust.
Since he founded Washington Square Partners, the firm has worked on several major initiatives in the City, including Moynihan Station, Theatre Row Center, and the Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning. Clients have included The City University of New York, The Cooper Union, Empire State Development, The New York Historical Society, and the Archdiocese of New York. As a partner in Kingsbridge Associates, Mr. Travis also developed River Plaza Center, which was the first major commercial development in the Bronx in over twenty years. Prior to forming Washington Square Partners, he was Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies and responsible for the development of MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Mr. Travis is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of Playwrights Horizons, the Southampton Center, the Milano School at the New School, and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University of Albany. He is also Chairman of the Zoning Commission of Southampton, New York.