Executive Vice President
National Real Estate Operations
As Executive Vice President of Real Estate Operations at Columbia Property Trust, Paul Teti is responsible for directing the operations of Columbia’s portfolio of investments nationwide, including enhancing the value of the portfolio through proactive leasing and the management of major capital projects. He also serves on Columbia’s Investment Committee.
Mr. Teti came to Columbia in 2020 from Normandy Real Estate Partners, where he was a Partner and head of its leasing group, responsible for managing the leasing and marketing activities for the company’s portfolio. Mr. Teti also spent time on business development and capital raising activities for Normandy. Earlier, Mr. Teti was part of Normandy’s acquisitions team, where he assisted in underwriting and closing acquisitions and financings. Prior to joining Normandy, he was Vice President of Operations at 52 Transom Group, where he oversaw sales and sourcing operations.
Mr. Teti holds a degree in Sociology from Princeton University, where he was a member of the National Champion rowing team. Mr. Teti is also a three-time member of the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, competing in the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Games. As a member of the U.S. National Team, Mr. Teti won ten national championships and is a winner of three World Cup medals and a Pan American Games gold medal.
Mr. Teti is active in the community and serves on the Board of Trustees at Stuart Country Day School, the Madison Square Park Conservancy, and Playworks. He has held leadership positions with several local and national non-profits and charities, including Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Diabetes Research Institute, the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team, Row New York, and the National Rowing Foundation.