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. He has developed and maintains key relationships with top commercial brokers throughout the U.S. and has leveraged Paragon’s strength as a buyer to source above average opportunities for investors. During his tenure at Paragon he has been involved in the acquisition/disposition/management of close to $500M worth of commercial assets.

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. In 2018, he was named as a Finalist by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s Next 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40.

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.
Matt Berlin - Controller

Matt Berlin

Matt serves as Controller and has led all financial, lender, and investor reporting since he began with Paragon in January 2019.

Matt has implemented and continues to incorporate scalable and sustainable technological solutions to maximize asset operational efficiency, streamline reporting, and enhance investor communication and transparency. He ensures these initiatives are applied consistently throughout the national portfolio via integration and oversight of Paragon’s third-party property management companies.

Prior to joining Paragon, Matt served as VP of Finance for two privately-held Class A office, retail, and medical real estate firms totaling over $2 billion in assets. Matt holds a BA in Business Economics with Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Matt is a San Diego native.