Biography: Paul is an Executive Vice President for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research institute that focuses on issues of land use, real estate and urban development. The mission of the Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Mr. Bernard manages the Advisory Services, UrbanPlan, and the Awards programs. Prior to joining ULI, Mr. Bernard served as Vice President at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., where he led the organization’s national public-sector and community development advisory practice. Previously, Paul held several senior roles in government and the private sector, including Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) where he led the company’s Institutional Investment Advisory practice. He was also a Principal at MunieMae (NYSE: MMA), managing the growth and operations for approximately $1.0 billion in institutional capital. Mr. Bernard also held senior positions at the City of Detroit, appointed by Mayor Dennis Archer as the Director of Planning and Development, and at Public Financial Management (PFM), where he was a Senior Managing Consultant for federal, state and local municipalities and public authorities on traditional and alternative financing initiatives. Mr. Bernard served on various boards and civic organizations, including: The National Association of Real Estate Investment Mangers; the Steers Center for Global Real Estate (Georgetown University McDonough School of Business); the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center; and the Baltimore Station. Mr. Bernard holds a master's in Public Policy from Harvard University, an MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University as well.Member Directory
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