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Paul Makarechian

President and CEO of Makar Properties
Bozeman, Montana

Paul Makarechian is the President and CEO of Makar Properties, LLC. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and began his career on Wall St. before returning to California to support his family’s business, Capital Pacific Holdings. In 2001, he formed Makar Properties, LLC combining his expertise in finance and commercial real estate with his passion for unique properties. He has acquired, entitled, and redeveloped over $2 billion in real estate projects, including the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA, Pacific City in Huntington Beach, CA, and the renovation of the Hilton Anaheim, California’s largest convention center hotel. Paul is currently the Founder and CEO of a new experiential hospitality brand called Auric Road that focuses on soulful adventures and experiences. It currently has new 5 resorts underway including Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, MT, Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach, CA, Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, CA, Sonoma Coast Villa in Sonoma County, CA, and Rex Ranch near Tuscan, AZ. Paul currently serves as the Founder and National Chairman of Gen Next, Executor of the Auric Road Foundation, and Paul also currently serves on Montana’s Tourism Advisory Counsel by appointment from Governor Gianforte. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Museum of the Rockies. Paul has served by Presidential Appointment on the Small Business Association, has served as a Board Member of MiOcean Foundation, the Board of Governors of Chapman University, and is a longstanding member and served as a regional officer at the Young Presidents Organization. He has a passion for travel, wine collecting, snowboarding, horseback riding, scuba diving, and back-country adventures. He, his wife Anna and their two children reside in Bozeman, Montana.

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