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Paul Del Vecchio

Founding Principal

Paul’s first position in real estate was sweeping the floors of his father’s developments at the age of seven. Since then, Paul has spent decades in development and construction management, financial analysis, and consulting and advisory services for both public and private organizations. In addition to his work at Ethos, Paul serves on the real estate advisory boards of Central City Concern and Proud Ground.

Before founding Ethos, Paul 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 for Monument Realty, one of Washington, D.C.’s leading real estate development firms. 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). A designer at heart, Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a Masters 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 business school, Paul worked with Femmes Africa Solidarité, a non-profit promoting women entrepreneurs in Africa, by working with several Rwandan business owners to define a strategy and seek funding.

When not managing Ethos, Paul spends his time with his wife Lisa, son Drea and two dogs Luna and Boom. Mountain Biking, Skiing, Sailing, and Trail Running are passions that help shape Paul’s perspective on the importance of smart and sustainable urban growth strategies.