Paolo Lissia is the Founder of PSL REALTY. Born in Italy, raised in Spain, and educated in Southern California, Paolo has led real estate transactions across the globe for more than a decade.
Paolo has served the real estate industry as a broker in single-family residential, multi-family residential, new development, residential leasing, and commercial real estate transactions. He has a wide range of expertise, from exclusive agency buyer and seller representation to the development and sales of luxury estates. Applying his analytical abilities to understand past and emerging real estate market conditions and macroeconomic trends, Paolo has a keen understanding of where the real estate market is and where it is going. His many years of business across the globe have given him a distinctive talent for negotiation and skill for closing the deal. Paolo is proud to have a reputation for being a highly ethical and hardworking professional, always placing his clients’ needs at the forefront of every business transaction.
Paolo holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Prior to starting his own real estate brokerage, Paolo led a team of financial analysts at Westlake Financial Services, a national leader in the sub-prime automotive finance market. While at his former firm, Paolo spearhead the acquisitions of multiples portfolios and companies, and structured multi-million dollar securitization deals with international banks. Paolo has expertise in financial analysis, investment valuation, portfolio performance and attribution, securitizations, forecasting, budget creation and analysis, quantitative analysis, general accounting, profits and loss analysis, and operational analysis and efficiency. He is also well-versed in many financial modeling programs including Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Excel, Macros and Automation, SQL and VBA.
Paolo has an innate entrepreneurial spirit. Ever since starting and successfully running his own surfboard manufacturing company at the age of 12, Paolo has embraced creativity, innovation, collaboration and believes that great things are possible. Paolo brings his fervor for creativity and innovation to each and every business deal. From passion and positivity to leadership and ambition, Paolo’s entrepreneurial spirit has inspired others to become the best they can be. Paolo is a powerful motivator and inspirational leader with a passion for business and a passion for life.
Paolo is fluent in Italian and Spanish, and enjoys golfing, playing tennis, soccer, traveling and art.