Paul Amir was born in Czechoslovakia in 1931 and lived there during the Second World War. In 1946 he emigrated to what was then Palestine, today Israel.
In the United States Paul became a Real Estate Developer. After much success developing single-family tract homes in the San Fernando Valley, he went on to develop apartment and office buildings in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. These buildings currently are under the management of his firm Amir Development Co. Paul later began acquiring industrial buildings, which are also managed by his firm. He and his wife Herta are the founders of the company.
One of Mr. Amir’s passions was art. Locally, he was active in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as well as the UCLA Arts Board of Visitors and the Hammer Museum. Paul was also on the Board of Governors for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv Museum and Haifa University. Along with his wife, Herta, Paul had two married daughters and six grandchildren.