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Paul Rutledge
Senior Broker Associate
Tampa Bay MSA

Paul Rutledge joined the ranks of LQ Commercial in Spring 2024, bringing 35 years of highly visible brokerage and marketing ingenuity to the Tampa team.

He arrives, poised to revolutionize retail, through exemplary service and resources. With LQ, he adds an entrepreneurial boost of creativity and nimble decision-making.

His pedigree sparkles with marquees operators who run the retail gamut – Publix, Bealls, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ross, TJ Maxx, Wells Fargo, Panera Bread, Chili’s, Starbucks…

Key leasing endeavors include the 185,705 SF, $20M “City Centre” redevelopment in Winter Haven and the $100M, 1M SF “Pompano Citi Centre” open-air mall in South FL.

While he deftly shepherds through site selections, development and large-scale leasing, as well as portfolio acquisitions / dispositions, his client-centrism is prefaced by a down-to-earth personality.

Prior to joining LQ, Paul served as Senior Vice President of JLL and First Vice President at CBRE. His industry roots stem even further as former Chief Operating Officer at Casto, and Partner of Trammell Crow.

A proud USF “Bull” and dedicated patron to communal outreach, Paul’s philanthropy extends from his Manatee-County home base to beyond the U.S.

He is a charter member of the non-profit group “Palmetto Society” for the Arts, Culture, History and Education. He is also actively engaged in development work in the Dominican Republic.

Paul is a leader on all fronts, serving on the Manatee County Board and with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

For this exemplary leadership (and commitment to community engagement), Paul was invited to join the ranks of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity’s Tampa Chapter, a prestigious brotherhood upholding service and cultural awareness.

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