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 to Asset Manager. She brings with her 16 years of Property Management that started in Hunting Beach, CA. She has worked for Frontier Investments, Fairfield Residential and now PEM . She currently oversees a diverse portfolio of properties in a variety of markets in the Valley. Her main responsibilities are to 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 and troubled assets. Carol Ann is a licensed Real Estate agent for the State of Arizona and involved with the Arizona Multihousing Association. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends and activities for her 3 children.
Danielle has over 20 years of experience in the the multi-family industry, working for both Archstone and Milestone Management, prior to coming to PEM She has worked with both conventional and affordable housing, in a variety of leadership roles such as Senior Property Manager, Area Manager, Leasing Trainer and now as Senior Asset Manager. She oversees both PEM owned properties and fee managed properties, located in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. In addition, she is an HOA Board Member for a New Mexico community and holds an Arizona Real Estate License.
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.
Jill has over 25 years of experience in the multi-family management business in multiple states, both on the fee management side, as well as owner managed. She has successfully overseen communities from A+ new construction lease-ups, Value-Add, Senior Living – both market rate and affordable, Tax Credit/Rural Development and everything in-between. In addition she has managed student housing facilities at Stanford University and a few commercial buildings. Jill is a skilled team builder and motivator, along with having a firm understanding of the needs of everyday property operations and how to achieve needed results. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Planning and Environmental Studies. She holds the S.T.A.R. Rural Development Certification and has completed her first two classes towards her CPM certification.
Karen has over thirty years of experience in the multi-family industry with twenty-six of those years as an Asset Manager. Her experience includes both conventional and tax credit in successful new construction lease ups, renovations and luxury communities. Karen joined PEM in January of 2019 and is responsible for the successful performance and growth of PEM’s Alabama portfolio. Prior to joining PEM, Karen worked as a Regional Property Manager for both small and large employers with twelve years combined with LEDIC Management and Columbia Residential. Karen is a CPM candidate and has completed the Housing Credit Certified Professional. She studied business at the Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama and completed her real estate license in Tennessee.
Nikki has been in the multifamily industry for over 25 years, having served in all site positions as well as being a trainer and Regional Property Manager for 4 different companies. With a background working in private development, REIT’s, student housing and conventional fee management, she is known for her excellent customer service, team building skills and the ability to manage any kind of community put in her path. Nikki holds a Georgia Real Estate License.
Anna has over 15 years of experience in the multi-family industry handling new construction lease-ups, conventional communities and establishing an in-depth knowledge of working successfully in military markets. She started her career at the site level, but with her skills, dedication and hard work, she has moved up into the role of Asset Manager and Trainer for PEM. Anna loves and thrives on training other employees to be their best. From a small town outside of Clarksville, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in her spare time. Anna has obtained her ARM certification and is working towards her CAM certification. Anna also holds a Tennessee Real Estate License.
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.
Brooke is the Transaction Manager at PEM Real Estate Group. She has been with the company for over nine years and her current role includes the oversight of all closing transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and refinances as well as the overall insurance program as a licensed Arizona insurance agent.