Paul M. Bernon is an entrepreneur focused on real estate and media investments. He is a principal at Rubicon Real Estate, which owns and manages commercial property across the United States, and he is also co-founder and partner of Burn Later Productions, a Los Angeles-based film finance company that has produced and sold films at the Sundance, Toronto, and South by Southwest Film Festivals to Sony, Universal, The Weinstein Company and Magnolia Pictures. His film "Best Kept Secret" won a Peabody Award in 2014. Paul is involved in all aspects in both company’s investments.
Paul is a co-founder and served as fundraising chair of the Next Generation Developers Task Force, a group of real estate professionals that acquired and redeveloped a uninhabitable fraternity house into patient family housing, and co-founder and chairman of the Urban Renewal Committee, a public-private partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Boston Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program that redeveloped a dilapidated playground into a safe, educational, and handicapped friendly play space. Paul serves as a Board Member for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and as an Overseer for WGBH and the Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a former director of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority, a quasi-public agency that has provided over $17 billion in financing for affordable housing since its inception.
Paul is a board member of EMILY's List, a PAC committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women. He previously served as finance co-chair for the campaigns of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and on the finance committee for U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim. He has served as a guest speaker for a number of film, political, and social entrepreneurship organizations, included Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Boston University's College of Communication and the Massachusetts Production Coalition. In 2015, Paul was the recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University’s College of Communication and earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Asset Management from New York University.