2019 Crain’s Notable Women In Commercial Real Estate
As co-principal and senior vice president of the firm her father founded in 1960, Paula Harris drives the management of Golub’s portfolio, which encompasses more than 3,000 residential units and 3.5 million square feet of commercial office space. Current and former Chicago holdings include Tribune Tower and John Hancock Center. Harris directs Golub University, an employee education program featuring instructors from various disciplines, and created GoCommunity, an internal volunteer program supporting Chicago-area nonprofits. Harris supports the development of other female leaders through involvement in CREW and the Goldie Initiative, a professional network that prepares women in real estate for senior leadership roles. In 2017, she received the CREW Chicago Industry Leadership Achievement Award and was instrumental in Golub’s selection as the Illinois Family Business of the Year by Loyola University Chicago.