Paul J. Lewis – Principal

Paul began his search career in 1978.  He has personally conducted over 1,000 searches for major real estate, construction and Fortune 1000 companies during his career.  He has completed searches for development partners, CEOs of construction firms, COOs of real estate operating companies and supporting key executive and upper middle management positions across the country.  His clients have ranged from development, investment and full service real estate organizations to general construction and construction management firms.  Before founding PJ Lewis Group, he was instrumental in the growth and diversification of another leading search firm, progressing from a Recruiter to Managing Director and ultimately, Senior Managing Director of the firm.  Throughout his career, he has been an active participant in industry associations, including ICSC, NAIOP, and NAREIT among others.  Paul earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  He resides in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and children.

Research and Technology Staff

The PJ Lewis Group employs a dedicated staff of researchers that are assigned to each and every assignment.  Additionally, we engage one of the most experienced technology consultants in the field of Executive Search to ensure the we are utilizing the most current database, communication and emerging resources on behalf of our clients and candidates.
Jeff Goldshine, Former President Mission Residential and SVP of CapREIT, Washington, DC
I have known Paul for at least 15 years.  His knowledge of our business has always been valuable to me in understanding future trends as well the “here and now”.  He understands the changing needs of our industry and adapts that knowledge to ensuring a “right fit” for a placement.  He goes far deeper than just the resume to best determine whether a long term fit is possible.  His perception and quick study of people make his recommendations so much more valuable than just checking the boxes.  Add that people awareness ability to a detailed understanding of the inner workings of a company and culture, and you get a solid pro on your side!!

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