Founded by real estate entrepreneurs who realized three truths about the business: 

1. Urban Centers need help.

2. Building a better designed product always makes sense.

3. Paper City Investments can create returns and local change buy investing heavily in cities with growth potential.


we focus on building and buying primarily urban multifamily (Market Rate & affordable)from 2-50 units in cities one or two stops over from the "new yorks" of the world. in house we call it "proximity to progress" but it is a very simple formula. 


At Paper City Investments we are the fresh talent that seasoned investors look for when they want to deploy capital to what we have coined "Domestic Emerging Markets". We are smaller team with a hyper-focused strategy (New Jersey Urban) that allows us to be able to change direction or double down as the micro-markets shift. We are aligned with each and every investor's needs with a strategy of capital co-investment and a fee structure that focuses not on "warehousing capital" but identifying superior opportunities in areas overlooked by the fund/REIT level operators.  


Gardner Rivera, MSRED

Managing member

Goal-driven CRE professional with a Master's of Science degree in Real Estate Development (MSRED) and more than 12 years experience in real estate. Mr. Rivera possess a commitment to values and principles, as well as a thorough understanding of market-rate development projects, including overall deal structuring, land planning, entitlement process, finance, design and construction management. His innovative business development skills and strategic project pipeline generation are the catalyst for Paper City Investments' success.  



Open Positions

Commercial Real Estate Agent

The agent would be responsible to work with the firm's partners to facilitate the disposition of several commercial properties in the Passaic and Hudson County Areas of New Jersey.   



  • Integrity & Professionalism - PCI conducts business with unshakable integrity and a distinct professionalism towards both clients and residents.  
  • Ambition - Our firm is growing. There will always be economic and ownership opportunities available. 
  • Client Service - Paper City clients expect consistent and knowledgeable service, not because of who they are in the world but because of who they are to us. 
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - NJ  

Development Intern

An internship position with Paper City Investments would give you the opportunity to gain professional experience in real estate development, financing, acquisition, distressed asset work-outs, and new construction. Interns assist the associates, developers, and project partners, with all aspects of the real estate development process.  This includes market analysis, acquisitions analysis, review of investment agreements and other legal documents, project planning, construction administration, and much more. Interns are paid a competitive hourly wage. The position is ongoing (Ask for details).  



  • Enrollment in a Undergraduate or Graduate Business or Real Estate Program

  • Ability to independently manage workflow but also thrive in a team environment

  • Strong communications skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Interest in business, real estate and urban issues


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