Paul Books
Founder & President

Meet Paul, the visionary founder and President of Palisade Partners, who seized opportunity amid the 2009 Great Recession. With his contrarian investment philosophy guiding the way, he was able to navigate the real estate landscape to build what Palisade is today.

He began with the acquisition and revitalization of existing multifamily properties and quickly moved onto new construction developments throughout Denver and the breathtaking Colorado mountains.

However, Paul’s success isn’t just about bricks and mortar—it’s about people. At Palisade, he’s cultivated an amazing team driven by a shared passion for community-building and a commitment to excellence.

In total, Palisade and its partners have invested over $500 million, leaving an unmistakable mark on Colorado’s communities, with an additional $400 million of projects on the horizon.

With Paul stands his wife, Lacey, and their three daughters, a family deeply ingrained in the communities where their impact is most profoundly felt.

Prior to founding Palisade Partners, Paul’s academic journey laid the groundwork for his success, earning a Master of Science in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. Earlier to that, he honed his skills with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics with a Finance Sequence from Claremont McKenna College.

• 2013 Project of the Year – Emerging Developer – Paul Books | Palisade Partners | B Street LoHi
• 2015 ULI Impact Awards Rising Star Award Winner – Paul Books
• 2016 Downtown Denver Partnership Award Winner – The Wheatley
• 2016 NAIOP Capital Markets Transaction of the Year – The Lydian
• 2018 NAIOP Multifamily Development of the Year – The Lydian
• 2019 Downtown Denver Partnership Award Winner – The Lydian
• 2019 Mayor’s Design Award – The Lydian
• 2020 Best in American Living for Single-Family Community over 100 Units, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch
• 2020 Best in American Living for Community Facility, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch Aspen House
• 2023 Best in American Living for Community Facility, Gold: Summit Sky Ranch Lake House

• Board Member, Five Points Business Improvement District
• Member, Urban Land Institute
• Member, Downtown Denver Partnership
• President, Patrick/Bennett Reservoir Company