Paul Travis

(212) 906 – 9090 x. 201 LinkedIn profile

1994 - Present
Managing Partner Washington Square Partners

1985 - 1994
Chief Operating Officer Forest City Ratner Companies

1984 - 1985
Director of Real Estate Price Company

1979 - 1984
Senior Vice President New York City Economic Development Corporation

M.A. Policy Analysis
New School University ’77

B.A. Political Science Cum Laude
University of Albany ’75

PAUL TRAVIS is the founder and Managing Partner of Washington Square Partners. Over the years he has worked with corporations, non-profit institutions and government entities to reconfigure real estate assets and solve land use issues. Since its inception, the firm has been responsible for several major redevelopment initiatives such as Moynihan Station, New York Historical Society, Downtown Brooklyn Redevelopment, Cooper Union, Theatre Row, New York Methodist Hospital and 400 Fifth Avenue. Mr. Travis is currently a partner in the City Point project, a 1.8 million square foot mixed use development in Downtown Brooklyn. He is also a partner at Kingsbridge Development Partners, a real estate development firm that developed the River Plaza center, which at the time was the first major private commercial development in the Bronx in twenty years.

Prior to founding Washington Square Partners, Mr. Travis served as Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies in New York City where he was responsible for the development and leasing of MetroTech Center, a 4.5-million-square-foot complex in Brooklyn, New York. He was also responsible for the revival of Lincoln Road and the development of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the first new convention center hotel in that city. At the NYC Economic Development Corporation (then PDC), he directed the 42nd Street Development Project in Manhattan and managed several commercial and industrial development projects throughout the City, including the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square.

Mr. Travis is a member of the Urban Land Institute, serves on the Board of Directors of Playwrights Horizons and is the chair of the Planning Commission for the Village of Southampton.

  • City Point
  • River Plaza
  • 400 5th Ave
  • New York Methodist