Our Commitment to Health and Safety
Keep health and safety a focus. Our teams here at PEM Real Estate Group are taking every precaution to assist with the health and safety of the staff and residents.
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We look forward to serving and helping you find your future home here with PEM.
Celebrating Essential Employees
Our team members are a top priority here at PEM Real Estate Group. As we navigate and learn more about this new virus, we are ensuring that our team members feel valued and cared for during this pandemic. Our staff here at PEM has always proven that they are essential.
Please help us in celebrating their achievements during this pandemic. For their continued success, we need to continue following safety protocols and keep safe distances when ill.
Thank you for all that you do and for keeping PEM a success.
We are OPEN and ready to help. Thank you for choosing PEM Real Estate Group!
Stay happy and healthy!
Our team is the best in the business – from our executive management team to the property managers and maintenance workers in our communities, PEM employees are committed to service and driven for success. We are here to serve our investors, owners, tenants and the communities – and we are proud to serve!
Paul E. Mashni, Chief Executive Officer of PEM Real Estate Group, formed the company in 1993 with the goal of providing quality real estate services with strong financial results for its clients. Today, PEM is a full service real estate firm focusing in multifamily investments, third party fee management and consulting.
Over the past 25 years, Paul and his team have grown PEM into an industry leader. Paul’s entrepreneurial strategies have directly contributed to PEM’s growth from one duplex in Detroit, Michigan to owning/managing over one billion in real estate assets since the inception of the company. PEM’s experienced team consists of over 200 employees with a national headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona and assets located throughout the southeast and southwest United States.
With a background in accounting, finance and law, Paul was a consultant with Arthur Anderson, Price Waterhouse and Sandy Corporation prior to starting PEM. In addition to Tiger 21, Paul is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization in multiple states. Paul is a licensed multi-state real estate broker, a mortgage broker, and the acting President of various associations throughout Arizona.
Paul is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance. He received his law degree from Wayne State University in Michigan. He also holds a CPA license in the state of Michigan.
Giving back to the community is an important role for both Paul and his company. He is involved in multiple non-profit organizations including his role as Director/CEO of Finish Line Foundation II, Inc. which helps support family-oriented non-profits throughout the country.
As PEM’s Chief Operating Officer, Bob is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to joining PEM, Bob enjoyed a long, successful history at Brown Family Communities in Tempe, Arizona where he held several executive level positions over the years culminating in his promotion to President. Bob has had significant experience building and motivating top performing organizational teams. Bob also has a strong background in real estate law and contract negotiations having worked for Snell & Wilmer, one of the most prominent law firms in the Southwest, as a real estate attorney.
Bob is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and was awarded A.S.U. Man of the Year in 1985. He also holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and is a licensed attorney in the state of Arizona.
Ben Gardier is Chief Financial Officer at PEM Real Estate Group. Ben is responsible for arranging debt and equity financing, managing all phases of the acquisitions process, and managing the firm’s accounting and financial reporting. Prior to working at PEM, Ben was the CFO of National Laser Institute (NLI), the largest medical aesthetics school in North America, which graduates more than 1,600 students annually. Aside from managing all aspects of NLI’s finance and accounting, Ben was directly responsible for securing private student financing sources that resulted in a 40% increase in enrollments, and optimizing the performance of NLI’s subprime student loan portfolio, which maximized NLI’s liquidity position. Prior to NLI, Ben was Partner at a boutique M&A advisory and management consulting firm, Bond & Greenleaf, where he advised on more than $1 billion of M&A opportunities primarily in the oil and gas, chemicals, textiles, and forestry industries . At Bond & Greenleaf, Ben provided management consulting in the areas of working capital optimization, process improvement, and planning the launch and execution of new product and service strategies.
Ben holds a Master’s of Taxation from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, with distinction, a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy from the University of Phoenix, with a 4.0 GPA, and Lean Green Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University.
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in the multi-family property management industry. She came to PEM in 2009 and is responsible for the successful development and growth of PEM’s teams and oversees the HR function for the firm. Prior to coming to PEM she worked as a Paralegal, Regional Manager, Trainer and Director of HR for both small and large employers including 11 years combined with EQR and AIMCO.
Jennifer has been a Certified Property Manager and completed a certified paralegal program. She studied Communications and Organizational Development at the University of Northern Iowa and is a licensed Arizona Real Estate Agent.
Carol Ann Holck joined PEM in 2009 as a Property Manager and quickly worked her way up. She is currently VP of Operations over the fee management portfolios. She brings with her 20 years of Property Management experience that started in Hunting Beach, CA. She currently oversees a diverse portfolio of properties in a variety of markets in the Valley. Her main responsibilities are to oversee the day to operations, ensure rent growth with controlled expenses, a happy home for her residents, employee wellness and the best bottom line for her clients. She has extensive experience in renovations, interior/exterior upgrade programs, student housing, lease up and troubled assets. Carol Ann is a licensed Real Estate agent for the State of Arizona and involved with the Arizona Multihousing Association.
During her off time, she enjoys focusing on her health and fitness, country swing dancing with hubby, and supporting her 3 kids in what they love dance, basketball and baseball.
Lina Joined PEM in 2020 as an Asset Manager. She brings 25 years of experience that began as part of an onsite management team in Charleston, SC. In 2017 her family retired from the Navy and chose Arizona as home. Her experience includes overseeing the successful performance of luxury, conventional, LIHTC, Senior and mixed-use asset communities. Lina brings with her the expertise and in-depth understanding of the industry to help owners achieve their specific goals. This includes budget implementation and adherence, CAPEX projects, and strategy implementation ensuring smooth transitions for the properties in her portfolio targeting reduced expenses and increased revenue. Lina has a strong leadership pedigree focusing on training and mentorship of associates maximizing efficiency and team success. She has dedicated her career to challenging herself to grow. She has the kind of experience that only comes with working through the ranks. Her path has given her a unique perspective of the needs of the on-site teams and residents alike.
In her off time, she is dedicated to her family and prides herself in them. She loves the Ocean and while she misses the beaches in Charleston, SC she loves to explore the West Coast with hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, anything outdoors.
Ken joined PEM in 2013 as Accounting Manager and is now PEM’s Controller. He has over 20 years’ of experience and a diverse background in providing quality accounting for the property management industry, including the fee-management side, owner/investor and non-profit low-income housing. Prior to working for PEM, he worked for Alliance Residential in Phoenix and Mercy Housing of Denver. Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Nebraska and is a 15 year Veteran of the US Army Reserves.
Johnny joined PEM in 2017, as Director of Construction and Maintenance. He began his career in property management with Equity Residential Management, as a carpet cleaning technician, but with his background in maintenance and repairs, he soon transferred into the maintenance department and was eventually promoted to Supervisor. With his strong work ethic and dedication to his job, along with his knowledge in so many areas of property management and construction, he is an essential member of the PEM operations team.
Anna is an accomplished Property Management Professional who offers over 17 years of multifamily management experience who joined PEM in 2015. With a focus in new construction lease-ups, conventional communities, take overs, and establishing an in-depth knowledge of working successfully in military markets. Her focus is delivering strong financial results, cost saving strategies, process streamlining, resource management, and excellent customer service. She has an eye for detail and desire to make systems, processes, and people work as effectively and efficiently as possible. She prides herself on providing our team members with the support, tools, resources, and information they need to be successful. Anna is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Tennessee and carries her Accredited Residential Manager certification. Anna oversees a portfolio in a variety of markets across multiple states.
Anna started her career at the site level, but with her skills, dedication, and hard work, she has moved up into the role of Vice President of Operations for PEM. She spends her off enjoying down time with her husband, three kids, and grandbaby.
Scott brings over 10 years of experience in the multi-family industry and has held many operations roles in that tenure. He is responsible for building and evolving the infrastructure at PEM and utilizes his knowledge of property operations to optimize the technology in the company. Innovation is a key aspect that Scott brings to the table and he truly enjoys blending technology and operations. Prior to joining PEM in 2013, he held multiple positions at AIMCO and SkyWest Properties.
An active member both nationally and locally, Scott has a seat on the National Apartment Association’s Technology Committee as well as a seat on the Arizona Multihousing Association’s Governmental Affairs Committee. He also holds an insurance license in multiple states as the facilitator for PEM’s renter’s insurance program. In addition, he has been a guest speaker at both NAA and technology conferences.