As Project Executive, Mr. Thometz supervises and is responsible for direction of the design & construction activities associated with Cisterra’s development projects. Paul serves in an executive capacity guiding and overseeing the company’s interaction with government and administrative agencies in connection with entitlements, project planning and permitting and negotiation and fulfillment of project activities with contractors and consultants.
Prior to joining Cisterra, Mr. Thometz was V.P. and Director of Design & Construction for LBA Realty, a real estate investment trust with nearly 40 million square feet of office and industrial space in the western United States. Prior to that, he managed the Los Angeles office of the architectural firm of Austin Veum Robbins Partners (AVRP). Previously, Paul was a Principal with HOK Architects and a member of the firm-wide Marketing Board.
In his career, Paul has overseen the development and construction of more than 30 million square feet of commercial, residential, mixed-use, resort and institutional buildings and facilities for private interests and public agencies through the United States and Mexico. His recent projects include a 1 million square foot high-end residential high rise and mixed use project in downtown Los Angeles; the 770,000 square foot world headquarters campus and R&D facility for Biogen Idec Pharmaceuticals in San Diego; and the 330,000 square foot Sempra Energy Headquarters tower in San Diego.
Mr. Thometz is an honors graduate from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. He has served on the boards of numerous professional organizations. His current and past affiliations include the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Association of Office & Industrial Parks (NAIOP), the Commercial Industrial Development Association and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).