Paul M. Bernon is an entrepreneur focused on investments in real estate and entertainment. He is President of the Northbridge Group, which owns commercial and residential properties across the United States, and is co-founder and partner of Burn Later Productions, a Los Angeles-based film finance company that has produced and sold films at the Sundance, Toronto, and South by Southwest Film Festivals to Sony, Universal, and The Weinstein Company. His film "Best Kept Secret" won a George Foster Peabody Award in 2014.
Paul is a co-founder and served as fundraising chair of the Next Generation Developers Task Force, a group of real estate professionals that acquired and redeveloped a dilapidated fraternity house into patient family housing at Boston Children’s Hospital, and co-founder and chairman of the Urban Renewal Committee, a public-private partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Boston Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Program that redeveloped a rundown playground into a safe, educational, and handicapped friendly play space. Paul serves as a Board Member for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and as an Overseer for WGBH and the Boston Children’s Hospital. Paul is a Board Member for the Alliance for Business Leadership, an organization of Massachusetts business leaders committed to the connection between social responsibility and the sustainable growth of the Massachusetts economy. He is a former director of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority, a quasi-public agency that has provided over $17 billion in financing for affordable housing since its inception.
Paul previously served as finance co-chair for the campaigns of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, and on the finance committee for U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.
Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University’s College of Communication and earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Asset Management from New York University.