Executive Vice President
Signature Development Group
As executive vice president, Paul Nieto is responsible for multiple activities including land acquisition, concept design, entitlements, and debt and equity financing. He further oversees the implementation of individual projects. Paul has extensive experience in multi-family, master-planned communities, land development, civil engineering, and finance.
Prior to joining SDG, Paul was president of Avant Housing, an urban multi-family developer in the Bay Area, where he led the development of 665 units in San Francisco. Previously, Paul served as president and CEO of the Eastlake Development Company, responsible for a 3,200-acre, 9,000 unit master-planned community in San Diego County, with a 200 acre business park, six schools and 100 acres of neighborhood, lifestyle and big box retail. Concurrently, Paul served as the head of Boswell Properties, overseeing the 957-acre Interlocken Business Park in Boulder County, Colorado. Paul began his career with Union Bank in Beverly Hills where he managed both the Los Angeles construction financing and California participating mortgage offices.
Paul is a graduate of UCLA in Economics and received his MBA from USC.