CEO | The Wardman Group
Thad Paul is the founder and CEO of The Wardman Group, a design-driven real estate investment and development firm founded in 2016. As CEO of Wardman, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, Mr. Paul oversees the investment strategy, acquisition sourcing and financing, and asset management for the company. Wardman currently owns two oceanfront hotels in the Florida Keys, a coastal Maine resort in the Boothbay Harbor market, and a senior housing property in South Carolina.
Prior to founding The Wardman Group, Thad was a Managing Director in the U.S. Real Estate group at the Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle Group. While there, he sourced over 50 acquisitions with a total capitalization of approximately $2.3 billion between 2003 and 2015, and worked on an additional 33 acquisitions in various other capacities.
Before joining Carlyle, Thad was an analyst at LaSalle Hotel Properties.
Thad has a B.S. from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.