World Class is a holding company that owns a diverse portfolio of real estate, financial services, and credit businesses.
We create, acquire, and operate businesses that benefit from our flexible capital, extensive global network, operational expertise, and long-term investment horizon. We implement a process-driven approach in pursuit of long-term value creation.
World Class is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Nate Paul is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of World Class. As World Class’ President and CEO, Mr. Paul directs the firm’s investment strategy.
Since 2007, Mr. Paul has overseen over 100 completed transactions in building the company’s diverse portfolio of business and real estate assets. During that time, World Class Capital Group, the firm’s real estate investment business, has managed capital for hundreds of limited partners, including public and private pension plans, financial institutions, foundations, insurance companies, family offices, and high net worth individuals.
Mr. Paul has been featured as a guest speaker at many colleges, universities, and conferences speaking on the topics of entrepreneurship, real estate, private equity, and investment management. He has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in their “30 under 30” list, and by Real Estate Forum Magazine on the “Fifty under 40” list of top real estate professionals.
Mr. Paul is an active member of the Pension Real Estate Association, NAREIT, NAIOP, ACG, TEXPERS, International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Paul serves on the board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and is actively involved with philanthropic efforts with numerous organizations focused on youth and education.
Mr. Paul attended the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.