When not managing Ethos, Paul spends his time with his wife Lisa and two dogs Luna and Boom. Mountain Biking, Skiing, Sailing, and Hiking are passions that help shape Paul’s perspective on the importance of smart and sustainable urban growth strategies. Serving on the real estate advisory boards of Central City Concern and Proud Ground, a community land trust, provide an important connection to housing policy needs.
Paul has deep rooted experience in development and construction management, financial analysis, and consulting and advisory services for both public and private organizations. Paul’s first position in real estate was sweeping the floors of his father’s housing developments at the age of seven. Shadowing his Italian immigrant father throughout his career, Paul never strayed far from the industry.
Paul has served as an International Realty Specialist with the U.S. Department of State specializing in acquisition of land for new embassies and consulates as well as portfolio management and strategic dispositions. In addition to working for world leaders in the construction field such as AECOM and Skanska USA, Paul previously served as Director of Development Services for Monument Realty, one of Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development firms with a portfolio of over seven million square feet. In this position, he was responsible for the development of multifamily, hotel, and commercial developments as well as management of a division of the company.
Paul holds a Professional Engineering license, Principal Brokers Licenses in Oregon and Washington, a U.S. Green Building Council LEED accredited professional certification, and is an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a Master in Engineering Management from The George Washington University, the latter as a trustee’s fellow. Having completed an International MBA with a concentration in finance from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honors society. During his MBA, Paul interned with a non-profit organization helping women entrepreneurs in Kigali, Rwanda develop plans to expand their businesses and secure financing for the expansion.