Paul Fisher is a former President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Properties Trust, the nation’s preeminent developer, investor and manager of supply chain industrial assets and related transportation infrastructure. He co-founded the company in 1993 and served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer before heading the firm. CenterPoint (NYSE: CNT) was a publicly-traded REIT from 1993 until 2006 when it was privatized by a joint venture of the California Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.
Before joining CenterPoint, Mr. Fisher was a Vice President of Finance and Acquisitions at Miglin-Beitler Inc., a Chicago-based office developer. Previously, Mr. Fisher served as Vice President of Corporate Finance, at The First National Bank of Chicago and as a Vice President of Partnership Finance, at VMS Realty, a Chicago-based real estate syndication company.
Mr. Fisher serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Supply Chain Competitiveness and on the Board of Directors of CatchMark Timber Trust.
Mr. Fisher graduated from The University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1977 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Fisher received his Doctor of Law degree from The University of Chicago School of Law in 1980.