Paul is the president and principal stockholder of Realvest Corporation which he formed in 1969 with the concept of specializing in the management and development of larger apartment complexes. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from Episcopal Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, and a Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Washington. He is a licensed real estate broker in both Washington and Oregon and currently serves on the boards of Identity Clark County, Fort Vancouver National Trust, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He is the founder and past Chairperson of the Hough Foundation established in 1992 to support the Hough Elementary School and neighborhood. As a result of his vision and community leadership, Mr. Christensen was selected as Vancouver's 1998 First Citizen.