My career path has been a gradual building of knowledge and skills to be proficient in three areas: property and casualty insurance, commercial real estate and restaurant business brokerage (for more information, go to PaulFicalora.com) The values of planning, budgeting, executing and insuring were established from family businesses of film production and real estate property management.

My first real estate sale was to the McDonalds Corporation. Experiencing the loss from a break-in and theft of our sophisticated camera and studio equipment quickly taught me the details of commercial insurance policy coverages, exclusions and claims management.

Following the entrepreneurial business environment, I progressed to be an executive of a New York Stock Exchange public company. The challenges and needs were on a much larger scale. I opened satellite offices in a variety of major cities and learned the office leasing business from the client side. We sold financial and marketing services to restaurants, which created my admiration and respect for restaurateurs as well as an in-depth knowledge of the restaurant business.


I am affiliated with three high-quality firms that are specialists in their industry. These relationships provide best-in-class expertise and in-depth support to each of my clients.


John M. Glover Agency is one of the largest independent insurance agents in the North East. They have 18 offices, operate in all 50 States, represent 60 insurance companies, and have been providing commercial and personal lines of insurance for 100 years. www.johnmglover.com

29 Havilland Street, Norwalk, CT 06852 | Office: 203-838-5554



Coldwell Banker Commercial Scalzo Group is a real estate brokerage firm operating in NY and CT. Their affiliation with a recognized global franchise adds layers of experience and support for all commercial real estate transactions. The Scalzo Group is the highest producing Coldwell Banker Commercial broker in the State of CT.  www.scalzogroup.com 

2500 Westchester Avenue, Suite 109, Purchase, NY 10577 | Office: 914-313-5289



Houlihan Business Brokers specializes in the sale of restaurant and food service businesses. Having brokered the sale of over 100 restaurants no other firm is more qualified to establish the value and confidentially market a restaurant. We pride ourselves on “being with you every step of the way”. www.houlihanbusinessbrokers.com 

141 Parkway Road, Suite 1, Bronxville, NY 10708 | Office: 914-961-4840


My academic foundation is an MBA in Marketing from Babson College and a BA in Business Administration from Hillsdale College. I am a member of the New York State Association of Realtors, the New York Association of Business Brokers, the Connecticut Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

As a Rotary member I follow "The Four-Way Test" of the things we say or do, as my guidelines.

1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?