Paul Salazar joined California Landmark Group in 2015 as Executive Vice President in charge of finance, capital markets and investor relations, bringing with him a wealth of banking expertise. He began his career in Los Angeles with Charles Dunn Company before becoming the principal of a mortgage banking firm originating and servicing commercial real estate debt for institutional life insurance lenders. Most recently, Salazar was Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at City National Bank’s commercial real estate division. While at City National Bank, Salazar originated and managed a nine-figure portfolio comprised of construction, bridge and permanent loans.
Hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Salazar left the mountains for the West Coast while he attended the University of Southern California, where he received a bachelor of science in Real Estate Finance from the Marshall School of Business. He also holds an MBA in corporate finance from Pepperdine University. In his free time, Salazar enjoys skiing, playing squash and spending time with his family.