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Paul Decain
Chief Investment Officer
The Bainbridge Companies

Chief Investment Officer, The Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Principal

Mr. DeCain is responsible for transaction underwriting, capitalization and execution. Mr. DeCain has been responsible for the capitalization and execution of over $2.8 billion of conventional apartment and student housing development and acquisition transactions involving over 15,000 apartment units since joining Bainbridge. Prior to joining The Bainbridge Companies, Mr. DeCain was a Managing Director for Wells Fargo/Eastdil Secured (and a predecessor firm, Wachovia Capital Markets) focused on real estate equity investment and advisory transactions. Prior to Wells Fargo/Wachovia/Eastdil, Mr. DeCain was President of DeCain& Company, Inc., a real estate investment firm, where he sponsored five real estate securities investment partnerships. Before DeCain& Company, Mr. DeCain was a Senior Partner at Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance where he co-lead the firm’s Real Estate Advisory business. Mr. DeCain began his career with LaSalle Partners working in the firm’s Development Group. While at LaSalle, he worked on the re-development of Union Station in Washington DC and on the development of several large east coast office projects. Mr. DeCain received his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and his BS from Lehigh University. Mr. DeCain passed the CPA at the outset of his career.