Paris Rutherford



Paris Rutherford brings over 25 years experience in the successful positioning of memorable developments across the United States including multiple nationally-recognized mixed-use developments. As Principal, Mr. Rutherford guides Catalyst’s strategic planning and development process to realize its mission of creating Great Places through investment, experiential and community returns.

Prior to forming Catalyst, Mr. Rutherford was President of Woodmont Investment Company, Practice Leader of RTKL Associates’ firm-wide planning practice, and Director of RTKL itself. Over 85 national, regional and local awards have been given to projects he has worked on, and his ideas and efforts have been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land Magazine. He has spoken at the National Press Club, ULI, ICSC, and been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell and PBS’s News Hour. Paris is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard University.





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