Ethos Development is a boutique real estate development and consulting firm active in Portland Oregon and Minneapolis Minnesota.
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 management of several multifamily, hotel, and commercial development projects 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.
Mountain Biking, Skiing, Sailing, and Hiking are passions that help shape Paul's perspective on the importance of smart and sustainable urban growth strategies.
Brian, who leads all Minneapolis projects, has more than 20 years of diverse global experience in commercial real estate investment, deal sourcing and development, asset management, debt and equity structured finance, design and construction, corporate real estate facilities enterprise alignment and workplace transformation, and facilities operations governance and reporting. Throughout his career, Brian has been responsible for dozens of developments and hundreds of transactions spanning thousands of units and millions of square feet across all building types.
An architect by training, Brian’s career began in the Midwest designing all types of commercial and institutional projects. Following six years of architectural project management and business development, he entered the field of affordable housing acquisitions and development, working for Aeon Homes and Commonbond Communities, two of the largest non-profit urban infill housing development and management firms in the Midwest. From here he moved to the private equity side of development, developing large mixed-use vertically-integrated developments in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Milwaukee, WI, and the Baltimore-Washington, DC region.
Brian served as an International Realty Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, specializing in major lease transactions, relocations, and capital planning scoping projects for office, warehouse, and residential projects on four continents in several countries. He then returned to the private sector as a global corporate real estate strategist and executive for PwC and then JLL, specifically serving key clients in the government, healthcare, and software technology sectors.
Brian holds a real estate broker license in the State of Minnesota, a Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) and Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR) designation from CoreNet Global, is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) from IFMA, a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and has been involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) since 1999. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Nebraska where he was honored as one of four outstanding undergraduate seniors from the Society of Innocents, completed significant coursework in Urban Planning and Economic Development from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota, and has a Masters of Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University. An amateur musician and urban history buff like no other, Brian is passionate about the creative and economic engine potential of urban metropolitan centers, and is driven daily by the need to facilitate their potential in forgotten spaces and places.