Paslay Group was founded in 2006 to combine the founding partners’ experience in leading capital development programs at some of North America’s largest commercial airports.


Recognizing that airport executives everywhere are tasked with multi-billion dollar projects that have no margin for error, the need for expanded specialized expertise from outside partners with first-hand knowledge and an owner’s point of view became evident.

The first full-service airport development consultancy of its kind, Paslay Group began by offering Executive Program Management – a term coined by CEO & Managing Partner R. Clay Paslay. With this service, Paslay Group works as an extension of an airport’s executive management team to help them execute capital development programs successfully, on time, and on budget.

From there, two additional companies were created to expand Paslay Group’s scope of services and to provide multifaceted assistance to airports with growing, complex needs. These two teams are the Development and Advisory companies.

As Paslay Group continues to grow, our goal remains the same – to elevate airport success by creating custom solutions as unique as the problems they’re designed to solve.

Our Mission

To elevate airport success by assisting commercial airports with expanded expertise and proven creative strategies at critical moments in their growth.

Paslay Group Leadership Team

We are a standard-setting team of industry experts led by former airport executives and municipal leaders with a proven track record of executing capital development programs, commercial development projects, and strategic consulting engagements at the highest level.

A Unique Corporate Structure That Maximizes Success

Within the Paslay Group, there are three independently operating teams led by
industry veterans helping airports meet the challenge of strategic growth. These
companies represent a heightened dedication to client service and an emphasis on
agility and subject matter expertise.

Each team is led by tenured industry experts with both public and private
experience and has the freedom to operate independently and respond to
unique client needs and rapidly changing realities. This structure minimizes
bureaucratic lag times and allows each team to amplify their specific strengths
without sacrificing internal collaboration or a full-service offering.

Awards & Recognitions

We are driven to execute projects at the highest level for our clients. The awards that this work has earned are a testament to building relationships on a foundation of trust, respect, collaboration, and open communication.

American Council of Engineering Companies
2024 Engineering Excellence Honor AwardLos Angeles World Airports, LAX West Gates
Airport Business/Aviation Pros2024 Project of the YearBuild KCI Single Terminal Program
2022 UNESCO Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award
LAX West Gates, Tom Bradley International Terminal.
2021 AIA Middle Tennessee Design Awards Merit Design AwardBNA Vision
2021 DBIA | Aviation National Award:

National Award:
Nashville International Airport Concourse D and Terminal Wings
2021 DBIA | AviationNational Award:
LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse
ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Award (2019)
2019 Best Airport Concessions Transformation

Top Shopping and Dining Experience | Aviation Pros
LAX Terminal 1
ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Award (2015) 2015 Best Food & Beverage Concessions Program
Los Angeles World Airport and Tom Bradley International Terminal
Airport Revenue News2014 Best Concessions Program Design AwardLAX
ENR Best of the Best 2013 Best Airport Transit Project Tom Bradley International Terminal
ENR Best Projects 2013 Excellence in Safety Award of Merit Southern California Tom Bradley International Terminal
The American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles Chapter
Presidential Honoree 2013 Building Team of the YearLAX
International Partnership Institute 2012John L Martin Partnered Project of the Year Diamond
Sacramento International Airport Big Build Terminal B
ENRTop 25 Newsmaker - 2004 R. Clay Paslay

Interested in Joining the Team
Elevating Airport Success?

If you’re passionate about airport excellence and have a unique
perspective and deep experience to bring to the table, we look
forward to hearing from you.

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