Paul Harris is the Managing Partner for the Moran & Company’s Southwest Region where he is responsible for overseeing client relationships and all marketing assignments. Paul Joined Tom and Mary Ann by opening Moran’s Dallas Office in 2003 and the Houston Office in 2011. Paul and his team have completed over $5 billion in multifamily transactions since the first closing in 2004 including equity raises, dispositions and complex recapitalization.
Prior to joining Moran & Company, Paul was Director of Multifamily Investments for Archon Residential, a Goldman Sachs subsidiary with responsibility for Archon’s national apartment acquisition and disposition efforts.
Why is Brokerage different from your prior endeavors and why do you enjoy it?
Before joining Moran & Company, I spent most of my real estate career in several diverse, entrepreneurial and institutional real estate shops. Each stop proved to be a great experience. The knowledge gained and the relationships built over time have been the critical building blocks for the successful brokerage business that my team and I have built today. My work at Moran & Company allows me to bring together my past experiences and relationships in a very meaningful and constructive way for our clients.
We work in a very dynamic environment and every day is different. Whether it is a straight-forward deal closing or an extraordinarily complex transaction that we have to work through, we are working with different people and deals everyday. It’s the relationship building that is so highly rewarding and enjoyable to me.
Why did you Join Moran and Company?
I had the opportunity to join several different brokerage firms as I transitioned from Goldman Sachs years ago. All of them where great companies so it was a difficult decision, but Moran & Company just seemed to be right for me. The culture, the leadership, the people, the work ethic and the client-first focus were all great fits for me and my own approach to brokerage. Looking back today, the move has exceeded my expectations. I like to think that the high volume of repeat business we enjoy is proof of the mutual respect and trust that we enjoy within our team and among our friends and clients.
What does it take to be successful in your role?
First and foremost, great support at home. I’ve been fortunate to have a great supporting cast at the house while our team works hard for our clients. With that support, strong working relationships, an intimate knowledge of the apartment industry, attention to detail and great tenacity good things just happen. We are always trying to take it to the next level.