Growing up in the business, Paul Julian has been immersed in real estate since a young age. In high school and college, he spent his summers working for Advanced Real Estate, the firm his father, Richard Julian, co-founded in 1982. During this time, he gained experience in all facets of the business from construction and property management to asset management, acquisitions and development. By age 19, he obtained his real estate salesperson license and by 23, his broker license.
Paul graduated from the University of San Diego (USD) in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was immediately hired by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). He spent 5 years working in CBRE’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as part of a select team advising Fortune 1000 companies in their global real estate decisions. In this role, he also spent time working in the CBRE Japan headquarters office in Tokyo.
With a desire to enhance his property development expertise, Paul accepted an offer to join Maguire Properties in 2005. At Maguire, Paul managed the development of over one million square feet of Class A office buildings in Southern California. On these high-profile projects, Paul was fortunate to work with some of the most elite architects, engineers and contractors in the country.
In 2007, he attained a Master of Real Estate Development Degree from the University of Southern California (USC), the highest-ranking real estate degree program in the US. In the same year, he received the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Developing Leader Award.
In 2008, Paul re-joined Advanced Real Estate and has been able to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. Since re-joining, the company has grown its holdings by 5X. He has overseen the fund-raising and acquisition of over 8,000 multi-family units worth over $3.5 billion.
Paul serves on the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate - Executive Committee, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Multifamily Council, and is a member of YPO.