Co-Head of Debt CRE Business
Co-founder of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate debt business since its formation in 2013, Paul was instrumental in developing various investment strategies including the Firm’s discretionary debt funds and joint ventures. As Co-head of the firm’s credit offering, Paul is responsible for strategy and business development plus overseeing the loan origination functions. Paul is a member of the Investment Committee across the Firm’s discretionary funds.
Previous to Paul’s role in co-founding ARA Europe’s Commercial Real Estate credit business, Paul spent over 20 years with Citigroup with extensive experience in the real estate and corporate credit departments, with his last role as the Head of Citi’s European Real Estate investment banking business. Paul has a wealth of experience in loan origination, transaction structuring, advisory and loan distribution. Paul benefits from an extensive list of key relationships with sponsors and market participants, and has led a number of landmark transactions. Paul started his career with Citi in 1993 in Canada, before moving to Citi New York, and then to Citi in London in 2000.
Paul is a member of the CFA Institute and holds a MBA from Toronto’s Schulich School of Business, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Western Ontario.