Mr. Paulsen has been involved in the real estate industry since 1988 and directly involved in the buying, selling, brokering, managing, developing and auctioning of over $10B in assets across the United States in all product types.
In 2016, Mr. Paulsen re-joined Auction.com, now re-branded as Ten-X, as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Division with responsibilities for the Private Client business development team as well as the Company’s commercial training group. Ten-X is the Nation’s leading online real estate sales platform and has transacted nearly $14B of commercial real estate.
In 2015 Mr. Paulsen joined Prism Realty, as Senior Vice President, responsible for a variety of activities, including acquisitions, dispositions, entitlement, debt and underwriting of commercial real estate for the Company.
From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Paulsen was engaged as Co-Chief Executive Officer to form Auction.com Commercial, an entity focused on transacting third party, non-performing loan and commercial asset sales utilizing an online based auction platform. Mr. Paulsen sat on the Board, with responsibilities including all aspects of forming a semi-startup venture from mission statements through business plans and forecasting. In addition, Mr. Paulsen was President of Rockwood Real Estate Advisors, an in-house, boutique investment sales brokerage firm.
From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Paulsen was Vice President-Acquisitions/Dispositions for LNR Property Corp with the responsibilities of acquisitions and dispositions nationwide, sourcing transactions, underwriting cash flows, performing due diligence, and closings. In this capacity, Mr. Paulsen sat on the Investment Committee and oversaw all acquisition/disposition financial underwriting, the LNR Marketing Group and related analysts and administrative staff. In his 10+ years at LNR, Mr. Paulsen was involved in the acquisition or disposition of over $3 B in commercial real estate.
Prior to joining LNR, Mr. Paulsen was a Vice President at CB Richard Ellis for 12 years focused on investment sales of commercial real estate. At CBRE, Mr. Paulsen was involved in the sale of 96 properties consisting of over 10.5 million square feet with an approximate market value of $1 B.
Mr. Paulsen holds a California broker’s license (BRE-01001040), is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and sits on the board of HomeAid Orange County. Mr. Paulsen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California @ Los Angeles.