Paul is the Chief Operating Officer and co-head of the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners Real Estate Fund group and is a member of the real estate investment committee. Together with AIP Real Estate’s other co-head, David Boyle, Paul is responsible for setting the strategic direction for AIP Real Estate. Paul is primarily responsible for developing AIP Real Estate’s investment strategies and working with our clients to develop both co-mingled and customized real estate investment solutions. Paul originally joined Morgan Stanley in 2000 and has 22 years of relevant industry experience. He has acted as the European General Counsel for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, the European Chief Operations Officer for Morgan Stanley Real Estate and EMEA co-head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Private Capital Markets Group. In such capacities, he has worked on transactions in Europe, Asia, and the US combining both direct investment and debt market experience. Outside Morgan Stanley, Paul was the head of client relations for EMEA at Deutsche Bank RREEF Real Estate. He began his career by practicing law at Arent Fox in Washington D.C. and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York, focusing on real estate acquisitions, private equity and structured finance. Paul also worked at Greenwich NatWest in the U.S. and London. Paul has a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a J.D. and a Masters in International Law from Duke University School of Law.