Paul Hakim talks with us today about raising debt and equity for real estate acquisitions with special emphasis on
“After-Tax Returns”. A short biography for Paul is posted for you below the video.

With more than 30 years of diverse experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry, Paul Hakim holds the CCIM designation and is also a Member of The Society of Exchange Counselors, the Nation’s Premier Creative Real Estate and Equity Marketing Organization.

Paul has years of experience as both a Broker and a Principal in Acquisitions, Development projects and deal syndications. His company Pioneer Realty Advisors provides Brokerage, Development, Transaction management, and Capital Structuring services to his national client base. His related company, Pioneer Capital Management, offers syndicated investment opportunities in Real Estate as well as specialized business financing opportunities.

Paul’s professional philosophy revolves around the underlying principal that Real Estate is a “People Business” and that people drive the underlying value of Real Estate. Paul utilizes a systematic approach of in-depth counseling with his clients, which involves understanding the client’s personal motivation, benefits sought and tax implications prior to a real estate transaction. Through his experience in many entrepreneurial endeavors and client engagements, he has acquired a unique skill set which allows him to bring great value to his Investor clients. Paul also benefits from ongoing specialized education in areas such as real estate marketing, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, self-directed IRAs, ownership structure, PILOTS and economic development incentives.

Paul is currently a Founding Manager of the Hudson Valley Angel Fund, Board member of the Upstate NY CCIM Chapter and the Society of Exchange Counselors. He is a Past member of the Ulster County Planning Board, Past Chair and 18 Year member of the Town of Hurley Planning Board, Past Chairman of the Ulster County Development Corporation, and served as a Charter Board member of The Solar Energy Consortium. He is also active with the Rip Van Winkle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He currently resides in Hurley, NY with his wife Mary and has 3 Children Meghan, Nicholas and Victoria.