Paul is a lecturer with tenure at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and the UCLA School of Law. He has been a finalist for the Teacher of the Year Award every year he has taught. He teaches in the areas of real estate finance, development and social entrepreneurship. Paul began his teaching career at UCLA in 2004.
Widely quoted in the media, he has appeared on BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX News, NBC's The Today Show, NPR, and all major dailies including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times. A highly sought-after speaker, Paul regularly presents to leading business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he authored and presented the centerpiece report for the 2012 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit.
Paul is Principal of Habibi Properties, LLC, which owns and manages multi-family apartments in the Los Angeles area, and Managing Member of the Arrowhead Residential Funds, which invest in distressed housing in Kansas City, Missouri.
Paul is also Principal of Grayslake Advisors, LLC, which provides expert witness and consulting services. The firm's current clients include Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and star attorney David Boies.
Paul previously worked as an Investment Banking Associate at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Manager of Transaction Support with The Walt Disney Company, and Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP.
Paul holds an MBA with Highest Distinction from the University of Michigan, under merit scholarship, and a BA in Economics from UCSB. He is a licensed CPA and Real Estate Salesperson in the State of California. Active in the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Charter School Development, and as Advisor to the Los Angeles Streetcar project.