Education Foundation Of PBC Names Jordan Paul To Board Of Directors

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate services firms, together with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, recently announced that Jordan C. Paul has been named to the foundation’s board.

Paul is the CEO of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman and brings to the Education Foundation a strong and diverse background in business operations, law, finance, investment and asset management, and strategic joint ventures.

Paul is a longtime advocate of educational causes in South Florida, and already is helping to direct the education foundation’s inaugural “School-Ready Supplies Store” program, which aims to establish centralized retail/warehouse facilities in Palm Beach County to provide free school supplies to students and teachers in disadvantaged schools. It is just one of many initiatives undertaken by the Education Foundation to bridge unmet gaps between public funding and the “learning, literacy and leadership” needs of the county’s students.

“Jordan Paul brings to the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County strategic business acumen that will help enable our private investments and business partnerships to maximize learning results,” said Christina Lambert, president and CEO of the Education Foundation.

Though Paul will advise on numerous education foundation initiatives, the foundation is particularly looking forward to his guidance with the new free school supply store, since it includes the identification of optimal real estate sites, negotiation of leases, and/or building purchases and ongoing property management.

As CEO OF NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Paul oversees all aspects of strategic acquisitions, leasing and comprehensive property management at the firm, among other duties. The firm has some of the nation’s most prestigious institutional and private investors as its client base.

“NAI/Merin Hunter Codman has had a vested interest in Palm Beach County for over 30 years,” Paul said. “We seek talented employees from the community, raise our children here, and strongly believe that the future growth and success of Palm Beach County is directly correlated to the quality of our public education system.”

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is headquartered in West Palm Beach with regional offices in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington.

Programs run by the foundation include a financial literacy program to enrich financial life skills of students, as well as STEM (science, technology engineering and math) programs, arts programs, teacher recognition and classroom grants. The foundation also sponsors medical academics for middle school students.

The Education Foundation is funded through contributions and grants and provides resources for innovative programs to improve academic achievement. Learn more at

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