Senior Lecturer of Finance & Real Estate, UCLA, School of Law & Anderson School of Management
Paul Habibi is a Senior Lecturer of Finance and Real Estate at UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and Lecturer in Law at UCLA School of Law. He has nearly two decades of experience teaching courses in real estate finance and investment, real estate development, corporate finance, and accounting, among others.
Widely quoted, he has appeared on BBC World News, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX News, NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, and all major dailies including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Financial Times. A highly sought–after speaker, he regularly presents to leading business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Outside of campus, Paul is Principal and Co-Founder of Habibi Properties, LLC, which owns and manages multi-family apartments, single-family homes, and agricultural property across California and the Midwest.
He is also Principal of Grayslake Advisors, LLC, which provides expert witness and litigation support services to large multinational law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government and regulatory agencies. The firm has been retained in some of the highest-profile cases in the country. Its clients include Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He previously worked as an Investment Banking Associate at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Manager of Transaction Support with The Walt Disney Company, and Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP.
He holds an MBA with Highest Distinction, under merit scholarship, from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he received the David T. Shelby Award. He also holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from UCSB. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and a licensed Real Estate Broker.
He serves as an Industrial Advisor for EQT Partners (Stockholm: EQT AB) and a member of the Board of Directors of Knock.