Since 1989, when Paul’s columns began appearing in the Carmel Valley Sun, he has established himself as the leading real estate analyst on the Monterey Peninsula. He and his partner, Mark Ryan, are currently the featured real estate columnists in The Carmel Pine Cone.
Paul brings a rich background to the real estate profession. He was born and raised in Oakland and received both B.A. and M.A. degrees at U.C. Berkeley. He served five years as a Foreign Service officer with the United States Information Agency in Colombia and Brazil. He is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. He also worked for eight years in New York City.Following the New York experiences, Paul founded his own firm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1978. as an outgrowth of the Brazilian business, Paul and his wife Nellie opened The Pewter Shop, in the Barnyard in Carmel, and moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Rio in 1978.
Paul and Nellie lived with their three children in Carmel Valley until the children graduated from Carmel High School. The children subsequently graduated from U. C. Berkeley and U.C. Santa Cruz. Since 1986 Paul has been a resident of Carmel- by-the-Sea.Paul is past president of the Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Cal Alumni Club of the Monterey Peninsula and past president of the Carmel Mission Kiwanis Club.
Paul has also served as a director of the Friends of Sunset Foundation, the Forest Theater Guild and the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club.
Paul is an avid sailor and owns a swift Beneteau First 36.7 which he sails in Monterey Bay and up and down the California coast.