Paris Rutherford MAUD '93

Paris serves as co-chair of the S/AX, mentor program participant, regional representative for North Texas region and liaison to the Harvard Club of Dallas.

Paris is focused on creating Great Places as defined by their quality of experience, economic return, and social impact. He believes in the transformative power of inclusive urbanism in society and has been working for over 30 years to achieve it through mixed-use, transit-oriented, and residential developments across the United States and abroad.  
Since founding Catalyst Urban Development in 2009, Paris has guided the company’s real estate planning and development activities. These efforts have included the arrangement of over $2.5 billion in debt and equity across 200+ transactions, planning strategies for more than 60 public and private entities, the completion of $300 million in mixed-use development, and current development of $340 million in urban regeneration and suburban retrofit.

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