Paul Weinschenk

Paul S. Weinschenk

President, Retail

Paul S. Weinschenk is President, Retail of Peterson Companies. He oversees all facets of the Company’s 6 million square foot retail portfolio including Development/Construction, Asset Management, Leasing and Legal.

Paul played a significant role in the retail development of Virginia Gateway which has been a 20+ year undertaking, one that has defined the commercial heart of this portion of Prince William County.  Leading the team that created this venue was a phenomenal experience.

Most recently, he was Vice President and Managing Director for the Retail Division at Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRE) and oversaw the growth and operations of WRE’s 2.4 million square foot retail portfolio, in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Peterson Companies as Vice President of Retail Development and was instrumental in the development of Fairfax Corner, Virginia Gateway and East Market among others.

Paul holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a MBA from The Keenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina. Paul is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and served a three year term as State Director for Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also the President of the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation.

FUN FACT: Paul hiked a Patagonian glacier during a family trip to Argentina.

FAVORITE PROJECT: Seeing Downtown Silver Spring’s transformative impact on the greater Silver Spring community.

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