About DePaul Real Estate Advisors


DePaul Real Estate Advisors was founded by Paul DeCrescentis in 2000.  Paul and his associates have created a commercial real estate Investment, Capital Sourcing and Leasing firm that caters to the client’s needs.  The commercial real estate markets are dynamic and DePaul Real Estate Advisors provides the latest real-time information to its clients.  We consider ourselves information brokers.  The constant flow of market information gives our clients an advantage throughout a transaction.  

Paul Decrescentis, President

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Paul DeCrescentisPaul DeCrescentis is President and founder of DePaul Real Estate Advisors, a Denver-based commercial real estate Investment, Capital Sourcing and Leasing firm. 

Paul has also been a principal in numerous development and redevelopment projects. Recent projects include the redevelopment of a city block in Olde Town Littleton, Colorado, and development of Bromley Interstate Business Park in Brighton, Colorado.

Growing up working in his Father's grocery store in Denver Colorado gave Paul the basis for a diligent and dedicated work ethic.  From his retail experience he knows what it takes to compete with larger companies and how to be successful. Quality and service was the corner stone of his family's business.  He carries that same concept into DePaul Real Estate Advisors.

Paul started his career in real estate in 1984 with Security Pacific Mortgage as a commercial real estate loan originator and was recognized as one of their top producers in the nation in 1985 and 1986. In 1988, Mr. DeCrescentis joined the SullivanHayes Companies, a prominent retail developer and leasing company. During his tenure at SullivanHayes, Mr. DeCrescentis specialized in tenant and landlord representation, and sales of investment properties. From SullivanHayes, Mr. DeCrescentis joined Realty Funding Group, LLC in 1994. As Vice President of Realty Funding Group, LLC, he raised equity, arranged debt and facilitated the sale and acquisition of all types of commercial properties.

With this background, he formed DePaul Real Estate Advisors in 2000. The company is growing under his leadership and has been successful since its inception.

Mr. DeCrescentis has developed numerous key relationships with various lenders and investors during his 30-year career. He has completed sales, financing and leasing transactions totaling over $3 billion.

Paul DeCrescentis is a Denver native and graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a double concentration of finance and real estate.   Back to Top

Jarod Pate, Broker

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Jarod PateJarod Pate joined DePaul Real Estate Investment Group, Inc. in 2006 after graduating from the University of Colorado where he earned a Bachelor's degree from the Leeds School of Business. His studies at Leeds focused on commercial real estate investment, finance and development.

Jarod leads the underwriting, marketing and closings of sale, financing and joint venture transactions at DePaul.  Since 2006, Jarod has structured approximately $350 million in loans, $165 million in property sales, and leasing transactions valued at approximately $18 million. 

Prior to joining DePaul, Jarod worked with Johnson Capital, a national commercial mortgage banking firm where he assisted with property inspections and financial analysis for he loan servicing group, monitoring over $300 million in collateralized assets.  In addition to loan servicing, he assisted in commercial mortgage origination.  

Jarod is a real estate broker licensed by the Colorado Division of Real Estate, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and a member of the University of Colorado Real Estate Center.

Matthew Watson, Associate Broker

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Matthew WatsonMatthew Watson joined DePaul Real Estate Investment Group, Inc. in 2008 as an intern while completing his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance-Real Estate and a minor in Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.

Upon graduation in the Spring of 2010, Matthew became a full-time member of DePaul Real Estate Investment Group, Inc.  In Fall 2010, Matthew received his Colorado Real Estate Brokerage License.  He focuses on retail leasing, research and business development.  His experience combined with his diligent cold calling is an asset to any landlord.

In Matthew's first year as a Broker, he completed eighteen transactions which comprised of both Tenant Representation and Landlord Representation deals.  To his credit within months of taking on several leasing assignments, he was able to lease space that had been previously vacant for up to five years.  Matthew strives on making 40-50 cold calls a day and continually keeps in contact with retailers on both the local and national levels.  He stays up-to-date and in tune with the latest trends in retail and keeps a solid pulse on the financial conditions throughout the real estate environment.

Matthew enjoys spending time in the great outdoors of the Rocky Mountains whether it be skiing or hiking, but also enjoys spending time in downtown Denver.  He is well cultured from his travels around the world and enjoys learning from people from all walks of life.   Back to Top

Theresa Torres, Loan Analyst, Research and Marketing  

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Theresa TorresTheresa Torres joined DePaul Real Estate Investment Group, Inc. in September of 2015 as an intern while completing her undergraduate degree in Finance at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Business School.
Theresa enjoys spending time with her family, including her four-year-old nephew and playing with her dog, Husker.


Lance Eberhard, Associate Broker

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Theresa TorresLance Eberhard joined DePaul Real Estate Investment Group Inc. in January of 2016 as a full-time associate broker. Lance graduated from Colorado State University in December of 2015 with a Business Administration degree with a double concentration in Finance – Real Estate Option and Organization and Innovation Management. In addition Lance fulfilled requirements to attain his Colorado broker license during school. Lance focuses on research and business development along with retail leasing at DePaul.
During his four and a half years at CSU, Lance was the captain of the men’s rugby team, competed and won the Sherman Miller ICSC competition, and worked at King Soopers.  Lance started working as a courtesy clerk bagger at King Soopers and worked his way up to assistant bakery manager. Working nearly full-time, playing rugby, and going to school full-time taught Lance how to manage his time well, along with building a strong work ethic.
In his free time, Lance enjoys playing rugby, snowboarding, traveling, spending time with family, and camping in the Rocky Mountains. 

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