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 formed PEM Real Estate Group in 1993 with the goal of providing quality real estate services with strong financial results for its investors and customers. With a background in accounting, finance and law, Paul has successfully grown PEM from one duplex in Michigan to over 9,000 units in Arizona, Nevada, California, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
Before starting PEM, Paul was a consultant with Arthur Anderson, Price Waterhouse and Sandy Corporation. Over the past 20 years, Paul and his team have grown PEM into an industry leader in the areas of Fee Management, Commercial / Residential Lending and Residential Brokerage. 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.
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.
Linda brings to PEM 20 plus years of management experience in the Southwest Multihousing marketplace. Her high level of excitement and enthusiasm are apparent in the successful management of new property construction lease-ups, new acquisitions, turnarounds, major renovations, and HOA management. She has extensive experience improving the financial performance with mid to large owner operated, fee management, and REIT portfolios having supported many nationally recognized corporations such as Trammel Crow and AIMCO.
As a well-known and respected member of the Arizona Multihousing Association community, Linda has taught classes for the AMA, has been nominated for Property Supervisor of the Year, and has received numerous awards for highest NOI quarter over quarter, year over year.
Linda holds both a Certified Property Manager and a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor designation and is a licensed Real Estate Broker with the State of Arizona.
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 24 years of experience in the multi-family industry which includes both conventional and affordable housing. Prior to coming to PEM she worked as an Area Manager, Senior Property Manager, and Leasing Trainer for both small and large employers, including 12 years combined with Archstone and Milestone Management. She oversees PEM properties located in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Kourtney joins PEM with 13 years’ experience in multifamily property management. Starting her career as a leasing agent, property management quickly became her passion which continues today. With motivation and the love of a challenge, she naturally advanced professionally.
In addition to overseeing multi-state portfolios and managing challenged properties, she previously authored a leasing training manual that was adopted company wide. Along with management she spent several years as a Marketing Director. With a strong background in multifamily management, marketing, resident retention and client service she continues to live her passion each day. She prides herself on providing the best service to her employees, tenants and most of all, her clients.
Kourtney is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona.
Kristena has over 25 years of experience in conventional multi-family housing. Prior to PEM she started in the business as a leasing agent, and worked her way up to a property manager. She started with PEM in 2014 as a property manager, and was promoted to Asset Manager after consistent success on her property. She has overseen the construction of new apartment complexes and remodeling of existing units, including walking units with contractors and local government officials to get a certificate of occupancy. She currently oversees properties located in the Alabama Region.
Kirbi started her career in 2007 as a leasing agent and held multiple positions in her time on site before joining PEM in 2015 as a Property Manager. She was promoted to Asset Manager after she showed a track record for consistent success and a drive for perfection. Kirbi is CAM certified and oversees a portfolio across the Southeast. Kirbi is very involved in the Mid Georgia Apartment Association including the position of President in 2015, as well as being an active board member since 2014.
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. Additionally, Brooke is the investor liaison for all investments. Brooke is currently finishing both licenses in insurance and real estate.