Paul Layne Announces the Formation of Layne Property Partners

Paul Layne announces the formation of Layne Property Partners (LPP), combining his 30+ years of experience on the corporate side of commercial real estate with investors seeking opportunities in institutional quality assets.

LPP is a privately held investment firm specializing in commercial real estate acquisition, repositioning and long-term value enhancement. Throughout his career, Paul has led strong teams of professionals rapidly closing large, complex transactions in almost every property classification. His relationship-driven approach has been key to his success in negotiating some of the largest commercial real estate deals in Houston and other US markets. Paul is excited about the opportunities he sees in acquiring diverse assets, which have the strongest and quickest lease-up potential in their particular submarket, providing investors a platform to participate in the benefits of owning commercial real estate as well as a risk-adjusted hedge against inflation.

“With record inflation, I have the need to diversify my investment portfolio. Increasing my concentration in commercial real estate in the trusted hands of Paul Layne, was an easy decision.” Joe Agresti, CEO of Dream Motor Group, an early LPP investor.

Focused on geographic concentration to achieve synergies in marketing, operations and leasing with the goal of maximizing submarket influence, LPP is pursuing opportunities in multi-family, office and other commercial real estate assets in strong growth markets. LPP, owner of multi-family and unique retail, is currently under contract on several additional multi-family acquisitions.

Over his extensive career, Paul has held executive positions with Trizec Properties, Brookfield Properties, and served as CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation, a $5 billion publicly traded commercial real estate company. In this role he achieved the strategic repositioning of the company’s acclaimed commercial, residential and mixed-use assets to drive sustainable, long-term growth and value for company shareholders. A native Houstonian and a sixth-generation Texan, Paul and LPP are committed to the success of our city and actively support the development of our future leaders.

For additional information reach out to Paul at or at 713-598-8822.