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Paul Barnes

Division President, Shea Homes San Diego

Paul Barnes, division president of Shea Homes San Diego, is responsible for the profitability of the division and oversees strategic and tactical decisions. Joining the company in 2003, Barnes was promoted to his current position in 2004. Barnes serves on many civic and nonprofit boards, including Habitat for Humanity and the San Diego Building Industry Association. Barnes said he considers it an honor and privilege to work with the greatest, most passionate professionals in the homebuilding industry, day in and day out.

ALMA MATER: University of California, San Diego

HOBBY: Surfing, skiing, sports car racing, extra hot yoga, music, food, sleep, repeat.

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Today it’s Birdseye Kitchen in Encinitas, tomorrow?

FUN FACT: As a kid, I was exposed to the studios of many of the abstract expressionist on eastern Long Island. With and without adult supervision.