Consultant
Pareto Ventures

Paul is a former 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. His responsibilities included management of Advisory Services, Urban Plan, Professional Development 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 Investment Advisory practice. He was also a Principal and Division Head 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, where he was 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. Mr. Bernard holds a master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University, an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 17

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Something Old, Something New: Adaptive Re-Use Developments

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

This panel will feature developments that have converted vacant and dilapidated buildings into vibrant mixed-income housing. Thoughtfully renovated with consideration to historic preservation while still adding new components, including high-quality amenities and energy efficient utilities, these developments are achievements in battling cost challenges to deliver new housing often transforming the surrounding communities. We will host […]