Paul Schweitzer is a Co-Founder of Serten Advisors, having served as a strategic business advisor to occupiers of space since entering the tenant representation field in 1982. “Starting the firm was driven by my desire to create a nimble, adaptable and collaborative advisory firm that was better able to address the unique requirements of a diverse client base. The internal competition at the larger brokerage companies impedes outcomes that are in the best interest of the client. From the day we started Serten, every client was to be a client of the firm first and all of our advisors would work together to serve that client in pursuit of the most successful outcomes possible. As important, I wanted a company whose core DNA embraced the ideal of giving back and helping to improve the communities in which we work. I couldn’t be more excited about the pledge we made to take a large part of our income each year and dedicate it to charitable causes.”
Paul has been involved in a wide array of lease, joint venture, build-to-suit, investment and sales transactions totaling over fourteen million square feet. He specializes in financial engineering, innovative transaction structures and negotiating strategies designed to create a competitive environment in order to maximize market place leverage on behalf of tenants across the country. Paul provides his clients with full-service commercial real estate counsel from strategic planning and portfolio management to space acquisition and lease negotiation.
Paul is a recipient of several GWCAR awards, including the Donald C. Rosinski Award for Commercial Leasing and Civic Activities and the Brendan McCarthy Award for his philanthropic activities within the Washington, DC metropolitan area. In 2005, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center honored Paul with the prestigious Margaret Hodges Leadership Award for his lifelong contributions to the organization. He has been the Gala Co-Chair and Corporate Chair of the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Gala for the past 15 years. In 2000 Paul helped create the Men’s Event for Prostate Cancer, benefitting prostate cancer research, and has served as a co-chair and MC for all 14 of the fundraising dinners.