Paul Solomon has lived and worked in the Arts District since 1999. Paul co-founded Linear City LLC that year and managed it until 2009. He was instrumental in the development of the 808-820 East Third Street Lofts, 811 Traction Avenue Lofts, Toy Factory Lofts, Biscuit Company Lofts, and the 1820 Industrial Arts Complex. Since leaving Linear City in 2009, Paul had a son named Charlie, and founded Seventh Diamond, LLC, also in Los Angeles, in order to redevelop the former headquarters of the California Walnut Growers Association into live/work lofts. He is a former board member of the Community Redevelopment Agency Central Industrial Community Advisory Committee and the LA River Artists and Business Association.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Duke University, as well as a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. After school, he worked (briefly) as a real attorney at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. He is a father of one cute toddler, and enjoys golf (which he once played competitively), architecture, transcendental meditation, and cooking.