Paul Ellis

Paul Ellis


"To lose gratitude would be a real loss for us. A team that is inspired by gratefulness is an unstoppable team."


Paul serves as CEO of Foundry Commercial, bringing more than 29 years of commercial real estate brokerage, development, investment, and management experience.  As one of the founding members of Foundry, he and the team have grown the platform to 335 employees, serving clients across 12 offices and an investment platform that has completed over $700 million in investment and development joint ventures, including an active development pipeline of over 6 million square feet of industrial projects.

Prior to joining Foundry, Paul spent 15 years with Trammell Crow Company, most recently as Managing Director of North Florida. At Trammell Crow Company, he helped create the largest property management company in Florida and grew the division to become the company’s most profitable business unit in the region, with more than 35 million square feet under management and a full-service division of more than 200 people in three cities.


B.S. in Real Estate and Urban Analysis, University of Florida

Community Involvement

  • Former Operating Committee & ICOM Member, CNL
  • University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Director Cogent Bank Board
  • Homeless Coalition Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors - Foundry Commercial

Former Positions

  • Former Board Member, Health Research Institute – Arnold Palmer Hospital
  • Former Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
  • Former Board Member, The Christ School
  • Former Member, Orlando Health Real Estate Committee
  • Governance Committee, Florida Urban Land Institute
  • Former Statewide ULI Chair –  Urban Mixed-Use Development Council