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Executive Team

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Paul Doherty, AIA, CDT, CSI, IFMA Fellow, DFC Senior Fellow


Paul is co-founder and Managing Partner of TDG, a US Smart City real estate development and investment company.  As seen on Bloomberg TV and The Wall Street Journal, acknowledged by CNBC as one of America's Business Titans and reported by Forbes as “Changing the World”, Paul is an award-winning architect. a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and a Fellow of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).  Concurrently, Paul is the co-founder and producer of the critically acclaimed AEC Hackathon (  Paul’s current work includes the design, planning, construction and operations of Smart Cities around the world.  

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Robert Swope

Robert is the co-founder and Partner of TDG.  He is a current Metro Nashville Councilman who serves on multiple committees including Codes, Convention & Tourism and Public Safety.  Robert is an Emmy Award Winning Director and Producer of Live TV Events, while also possessing degrees in management & engineering from Georgia Tech.  A global pioneer in bringing innovations and disruptive changes to the world, with his leadership in High-Definition TV being one example, Robert provides leadership through example to the entire TDG team. 

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