Western & Southern Financial Group has named Paul C. Silva president of Eagle Realty Group, its real estate subsidiary. He replaces Thomas M. Stapleton, who has retired after 33 years with Western & Southern, including the past four years leading Eagle.
As president of Eagle, Silva is responsible for the oversight of all real estate investment, mortgage loan, and construction management activities for Western & Southern Financial Group. Eagle Realty Group is headquartered in Cincinnati and has over $4.2 billion in assets under management and a mortgage loan portfolio of $4.5 billion.
“Paul brings a wealth of experience in the real estate business to Eagle and Western & Southern,” said John F. Barrett, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Western & Southern. “His leadership skills and professional experience will be critical as we move forward with Eagle’s new business model to focus on its real estate investment business, including equity investments, debt investments and strategic investments.”
Silva joined Eagle Realty in 2020 as senior vice president, Real Estate Debt Investments, following 10 years at First Financial Bank, where he was president of Commercial Real Estate and Health Care banking. Prior to that, he was president of Merchants Bank & Trust and also held a variety of leadership positions at Fifth Third Bank and Key Bank.
Silva earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Mount Saint Joseph University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He serves in the University of Cincinnati Real Estate board, Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Center board and several other not-for-profit boards.