Paul Del Vecchio
Paul oversees operational, financial, and strategic matters at Meritus and is also the President of its sister company Ethos Development. Paul’s first position in real estate started at the age of seven; sweeping the floors of his Italian immigrant father’s developments. Since then, Paul has spent decades in development and construction management, financial analysis, and consulting and advisory services for both public and private organizations.
Being civic minded, Paul serves on the City of Tacoma’s Design Review Project Advisory Group, the Portland Housing Bureau’s Inclusionary Housing Re-Calibration Workgroup and Central City Concern real estate advisory board committee and has previously supported the Boards of Proud Ground and Oregon Smart Growth.
Paul holds a Professional Engineering license, Principal Brokers Licenses in Oregon and Washington, and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED accredited professional certification. A designer at heart, Paul earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management from The George Washington University, the latter as a trustee’s fellow. He later obtained an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. During business school, Paul worked in Rwanda with Femmes Africa Solidarité, a non-profit promoting women entrepreneurs in Africa.
Paul spends his personal time with his wife Lisa, son Andrea and two dogs Luna and Boom. Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Skiing, Sailing, and Trail Running are passions that help shape Paul’s perspective on the importance of smart and sustainable urban growth strategies.