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Paul Ayoub Named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50: Movement Makers”

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Paul Ayoub, a partner and Chair of Nutter, has been recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s 2023 Power 50: Movement Makers

The Power 50: Movement Makers includes leaders across a range of industries and business sizes, from the state's largest private employer to small firms who are making an outsized effect in the region.

"Each year the BBJ considers nominations from the community and receives input from members of our community and editorial team to choose the Power 50," said Carolyn M. Jones, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "This year's group once again exemplifies those in the Boston business community who are breaking barriers, effecting change in their sphere of influence, and working to build a better Boston," she said.

An accomplished commercial real estate attorney whose team is involved in the acquisition, sale, and financing of complex transactions across the national, Paul is a trusted strategic partner to his clients.

As a results-oriented civic leader, he has played roles in multiple business organizations, including as Chair of the Board of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, President of Board of the Real Estate Finance Association, a founding member of Small Business Strong, and co-founder of the Commercial Real Estate DEI Collaborative. In each of these roles, Paul has boldly launched and consistently advanced an unprecedented effort to transform the greater Boston business community to create more opportunities for diverse owners, employees, and leaders. 

Paul conceived of the CRE DEI Collaborative, a convening of Board Chairs and CEOs of 10+ of the region’s CRE trade groups to promote impactful action on DEI initiatives. Since its founding, the Collaborative has: developed a universal Joint DEI Policy Statement with accountable and measurable benchmarks, adopted the Builders of Color Coalition as a partner; presented DEI training programs, and hosted an annual Boston CRE Summit on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity for the commercial real estate industry.

In addition to his work in the region, Paul recently concluded his term as Chair of the national Board of Governors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and previously served as Chair of the national Board of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. He continues to serve on both Boards, entering his fourth decade of service.

St. Jude’s cutting-edge research and treatment protocols are used to treat children, including in Greater Boston area hospitals, and through its 160 collaborating sites in 70 countries, globally. During Paul’s leadership, the Board approved a six-year, $12.9-billion strategic plan to accelerate research and treatment in the U.S. and globally.  

“My professional and civic/charitable life are united by the belief that service to others is the greatest contribution one can make and the greatest legacy one can leave.  In living out that value, I have integrated a focus on fostering a greater opportunity for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging,” said Paul Ayoub. “I am honored to receive this recognition and hope that it reinforces the meaningful impact that commitment to civic and charitable endeavors can have on our broader community.”

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