Director of Operations
License # 0784772
Area of Expertise
Mr. Faris has over 25 years of experience in commercial, industrial, retail and distressed property management. Mr. Faris has extensive experience in construction and project management and has overseen over $30 million in tenant and capital improvement projects.
His diverse background allows him to contribute a wide range of industry knowledge and managerial insight.
Business and Educational Background
Mr. Faris most recently worked for the Berwind Property Group, where he managed nearly 2 million square feet of office and industrial space in the Central New Jersey market. Prior to working at Berwind, Mr. Faris was a property manager for the Gale Company, where he managed a total of over 5 million square feet of space during his tenure.
Held food drives for local charities in Middlesex and Somerset counties in New Jersey. Toys for Tots. Coordinated Blood Drives at managed properties.
Awarded the BOMA International Building of the Year award where I managed Park Ave at Morris County Corporate Park, a 1,200,000 square foot, 132-acre class A office campus.
Developed the Emergency Action Plan and Tenant Manual for the Berwind Property Management team.
From 2006 - 2009 while managing a 6-building 640,000 S.F. office park for KBS Realty, the occupancy increased from a low of 65% to 91%. During the same period operating expenses were reduced by over 10% through increased preventive maintenance that resulted in fewer repairs. Conducted energy audits which increased the energy efficiency and lowered the electric expenses.
As a member of the Colliers National Engagement Program Paul’s role as Director of Operations helps to ensure that the Real Estate Management Services team is committed to the Colliers policies and procedures as well as promoting teamwork and collaboration.
Upsala College, BA in Business Administration
BOMI, Real Property Administrator
Memberships & Involvements
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, BOMA
KBS Realty Advisors, Guggenheim Partners, LNR Partners,Torchlight, C-III, Situs, PNC Realty, Duke Properties, Alto Investments