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About Paul M. Getty


Mr. Getty is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and Texas and has been directly involved in commercial transactions totaling over $800M on assets throughout the United States. His experience spans all major asset classes including retail, office, multifamily, and student and senior housing. Mr. Getty’s transaction experience includes buy and sell side representation, sourcing and structuring of debt and equity, work-outs, and asset and property management. He has worked closely with nationally prominent real estate brokerage and investment organizations including Marcus Millichap, CB Richard Ellis, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley among others on the firm’s numerous transactions. Mr. Getty also maintains a broad network of active buyers and sellers of commercial real estate including lenders, institutions, family office managers, and high net worth individuals.

Mr. Getty is a noted speaker, author, and actively lectures on investments sales and management related topics. His published books include The 12 Magic Slides and Regulation A+: How the JOBs Act Creates Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Investors, both of which are available for purchase on Amazon. His upcoming book, Real Estate Tax Deferral Strategies, will be published in 2016.

Prior to founding First Guardian Group, Mr. Getty was a founder and CEO of Venture Navigation, a boutique investment banking firm specializing in structuring equity investments made by institutions and high net worth individuals. He possesses over 25 years of comprehensive worldwide business management experience in environments ranging from early phase start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations. His track record includes participation in IPOs and successful M&A activity that has resulted in investor returns of over $700M.

Mr. Getty holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan, graduating with honors, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Wayne State University. He is a member of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), a Certified Property Manager Candidate (CPM), and a member of the US Green Building Council. Mr. Getty also holds Series 22 and Series 63 securities licenses and is a registered representative with Colorado Financial Services Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC. (


Paul Getty

President & CEO
777 North First Street, 7th Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
408 392-8822 extension 111
408 981-5782 cell
408 392-0075 fax
866 398-1031 toll free

Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker
Member of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
Certified Property Manager Candidate (CPM)
Certified Commercial Investment Member Candidate (CCIM)
Member of US Green Building Council


777 North First Street, 7th Floor
San Jose, CA 95112

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