Our Executive Team
Chief Operating Officer
Paul D. Motta is Chief Operating Officer for Urban Retail Properties, LLC, wherein he is responsible for all day-today corporate operations and client relations. Mr. Motta brings over 31 years of experience in the retail real estate industry and has held executive positions regionally and nationally in both management and leasing.
Mr. Motta has been with the company since 1992 and his most recent position was President of Leasing, wherein he oversaw all property leasing for the company's retail portfolio. Mr. Motta remains integrally involved in the company's leasing efforts, pulling from the multitude of leases and business transactions that he has personally completed with the nation's top retail, dining, hospitality, entertainment operators and financial institutions.
Mr. Motta's expertise includes major department store negotiations, large box lease negotiations, selling and leasing of peripheral land, creating redevelopment strategies for underperforming assets, cultivating new business and maintaining relationships with national and regional tenants.
Mr. Motta has been directly involved in the development, leasing and management of 10 ground-up developments, which have included super regional malls, lifestyle centers and power centers ranging in size from 190,000 to 1,300,000 square feet. He has also been instrumental in numerous redevelopment projects, as well as repositioning distressed and underperforming assets throughout the country.
Prior to joining Urban Retail, Mr. Motta gained experience in the shopping center industry as a Property Manager for Commercial Management Corporation and as a Project Manager with Lenk Construction Company. Mr. Motta received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Florida, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and holds a Real Estate License in Florida.