David P. Paul, MBA

Former President and COO of JBG SMITH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board Secretary and Treasurer

David P. Paul, MBA

David P. Paul is the former President and Chief Operating Officer for JBG SMITH, a NYSE-traded real estate investment trust and developer in the Washington, DC market. He was a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. In his role, he oversaw the strategy execution and operations of the firm with approximately 1,000 employees, more than 18 million square feet of office, residential, and retail assets, and a significant new asset development pipeline. Paul was one of the key team members who managed the public listing of JBG SMITH, a company formed in 2017 through the merger of privately held JBG and the DC division of a publicly traded real estate investment trust. During the merger, he helped integrate the teams, operations and assets of the two firms.

Prior to the merger, Paul was one of six managing partners for The JBG Companies. The firm focused exclusively on the DC market and consisted of approximately 600 team members, nine private equity funds and more than $3 billion of equity under management with assets primarily from endowments, foundations and high net worth individuals. He was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and chair of the Management Committee.

Before JBG, Paul worked in commercial and retail real estate development and investment with several firms including Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Starwood Urban Investments, and Trammell Crow Company. He has been involved in both domestic and international real estate investment. He began his career with the consulting firm Bain & Company in Boston.

Paul is also a Board Member of Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI), a Reston, Virginia-based developer, operator, and asset manager of commercial real estate.

Paul received his Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Paul and his spouse, Jill, have three children and are residents of Sunapee, New Hampshire.