Paul C. Belden, President and Principal
Paul brings nearly thirty years of extensive professional real estate skills to the team at WLA Investments. He joined WLA Investments in 1997 and has participated in investment real estate decision making for the company since that time.
One of Paul’s major responsibilities is the selection of regions throughout the United States that produce successful real estate investments. Determining the location and timing of markets that will grow in value has been one of the primary reasons for the portfolio’s continuing success.
Throughout his career, he has gathered expertise in brokerage, management, entitlement, and construction in commercial real estate. Evaluating and implementing each asset’s individual profit potential through capital and management improvements, competitive financing, and the creation and promotion of management incentives to increase revenues and cut costs have been key to his success with the assets in each market.
His relationships in the industry enable the firm to expand in regions throughout the U.S. with the most qualified brokerage, management, finance, and construction expertise in each market.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is a licensed California real estate broker.
Jon S. Schisler, Executive Vice President and Principal
Jon is responsible for new investment opportunities, acquisition, financing, development, management, and disposition of real estate assets for the WLA portfolio. After joining WLA in 1994, Jon coordinated the highly successful Utah condominium conversions, the Denver office portfolio and the Los Angeles/Orange County commercial portfolio. Jon’s entire career has been within the real estate industry. Having experience with an architect, contractor, developer and broker, he supplies insight on the entire development process.
Prior to joining WLA, he was with Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokerage (currently CB Richard Ellis) where he advised corporate clients on sales and leasing of commercial properties. His background also includes a position with Lincoln Property Company where he was involved with the planning, development and management of industrial, R&D, retail and office properties.
Jon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (emphasis in finance) from the University of Southern California.