Paul Ellis




Paul serves as CEO of Foundry Commercial, bringing more than 30 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 over 500 employees, serving clients across 12 offices and an investment platform that has completed over $4 billion in investment and development joint ventures, including an active development pipeline of $1 billion in new 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.

Current Board Involvement

  • Board of Directors – Foundry Commercial
  • Investment Committee Member – Foundry Commercial
  • Director, Cogent Bank Board


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

Community Involvement

  • University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Homeless Coalition of Central Florida Board of Directors – Real Estate Committee
  • ULI IOPC Red Council Member
  • Former Statewide ULI Chair – Urban Mixed-Use Development Council
  • Lift Orlando – Real Estate Committee