Paragon is a privately held company, which has thrived under the leadership of Roberto and Ricardo Jinich.  Paragon has managed and invested funds on behalf of family offices, institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals, many of whom have invested in Paragon sponsored transactions for almost twenty years.  Please follow the links below to learn more about Paragon’s principals and its executive team.

Executive Team

Roberto Jinich - Co-founder
Roberto Jinich
Roberto Jinich, co-founder of Paragon, has over twenty-five years of experience carrying out and managing real estate investments, including development, acquisition, property management, construction, real estate finance and corporate governance. Since founding Paragon, Roberto has played an integral role in assembling a multimillion-dollar portfolio consisting of multifamily and commercial properties, as well as a wide range of for sale residential and land development. Roberto is primarily responsible for investment decisions, assembling the capital structure of new investments and investor relations.

Roberto has a BS from Boston University in Electrical Engineering and a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Construction Management. He is a member of the Educational Council of MIT.
Ricardo Jinich - Co-founder
Ricardo Jinich
Ricardo Jinich is a co-founder of Paragon. Since the Company's inception in 1998, Ricardo has played a key role in the acquisition and management of Paragon's real estate investments.

His expertise includes sourcing, analyzing, structuring and managing investment opportunities for Paragon. His experience in real estate transactions includes multifamily, retail and industrial properties, as well as commercial and residential development. He currently oversees the asset management of Paragon's retail, mixed use, office and industrial holdings, and manages the acquisition and disposition of all of Paragon's investments.

Ricardo received his BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Ricardo is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Daniel Berkus - Director
<br />Daniel Berkus
Dan is the Director of Acquisitions and Development at Paragon. Since 2006 he has been responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and managing real estate investments and developments for the firm.

Dan has developed and maintains key relationships with top commercial brokers throughout the Western U.S. and has leveraged Paragon’s strength as a buyer to source above average opportunities for investors. On behalf of Paragon, he has structured investments for both private high net worth individuals and institutional clients. During his tenure at Paragon he has been involved in the acquisition/disposition/management of over 2,500 apartment units, 500,000 SF of retail property, 3,000,000 SF of industrial development and over 500 residential lots.

Dan has held memberships in the Urban Land Institute, the Building Industry Association, NAIOP, ICSC, and holds a California Real Estate Brokers License. He previously sat on the Residential Real Estate Committee of the Policy Advisory Board at the University of San Diego and was the Co-Founder/Former Chair of USD Real Estate Alumni Association.

Dan holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Amy Pope - Controller
Amy Pope
Amy Pope joined Paragon in 2007 as its Controller. Prior to joining Paragon, Amy worked for a local CPA firm in San Diego, California for several years performing various accounting, auditing, and tax services.

Amy is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting for Paragon and Paragon managed investments. She works with Paragon’s third party management companies to ensure accurate financial reporting at the property level. This includes assistance with cash flow management for the investments. Amy is in charge of reviewing and preparing budgets for Paragon and Paragon managed investments. She also works with Paragon's outside accountants to prepare necessary tax filings. In addition to working on financial reporting issues, Amy assists with investor relations.

Amy is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BS in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Amy is a member of the California Society of CPAs.