Chairman / CEO
Roland Stewart is the Chairman/CEO and Founder of Paramount Investments, which specializes in stable, high yield commercial real estate investments focused primarily in multifamily and retail. Paramount's holdings include fixed-income investments in public and private companies. Mr. Stewart has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry and maintains substantial ownership interests in and is the Chairman of a number of privately held LLC's and LP's throughout North Texas. His experience includes all areas of property identification, development, property management and asset divesture. In 2011 Stewart founded "The Resorts" multi-family communities, which now consist of 2,300 Class-A residential units located in six strategic DFW communities.
Regional Property Manager
Jennifer Mahon is the Regional Property Manager and oversees the Dallas/Ft Worth market. She began her career in the apartment industry in 1998 as a leasing consultant and quickly worked her way up to a community property manager overseeing 1,100 units. She joined Paramount Investments in July 2012 as a multi-site manager overseeing 2 large assets and in December 2012 was promoted to Regional Property Manager She currently oversees 5 properties with a combined total of 1,958 units. Jennifer provides operational and financial oversight and is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as guidance on policies and procedures. Jennifer was born and raised in Dallas and is an avid runner. She is married and has 2 beautiful children.
Administrative and Operations Manager
Darlene's experience in office administration, operations and property management lends itself well to the multi-layered responsibilities and operational needs that are part of the commercial real estate and development environment. Amount other things, she ensures that internal activities flow smoothly while providing direct support to the Officers/Directors of the company. Darlene maintains the financial records of the company, directly interfaces with the accountants and tax consultants, and in general handles the day-to-day bookkeeping needs of the company. She also utilizes her skills to assure that the clients and investors associated with Paramount Investments are given timely and complete information on their investments on a regular basis.
Ludy Terraza is the Community Property Director, overseeing 2 assets, Resort at Jefferson Ridge and Resort at Jefferson Park, both located in the heart of Las Colinas, Texas. Ludy began her career in property management in 2008. Ludy began working as a housekeeper at Jefferson Park prior to Paramount acquiring the property. After some time, Ludy wanted to try her hand at leasing and found property management to be her calling. Ludy quickly moved into the assistant manager role and then onto property director. Ludy was born and raised in Barrancabermeja, Columbia. Her hobbies and interests include fitness, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family, especially her granddaughter, Sophia. In August of 2012, Paramount Investments acquired Resort at Jefferson Park and Resort at Jefferson Ridge and Ludy joined the Paramount team. She immediately became a vital part of operations and currently oversees 830 units.
Shelly Garvin is the Community Property Director of the prestigious Resort at 925 Main Community located in Grapevine Texas. Shelly began her career in property management in 1998 as a leasing professional at a small community in Southwest Fort Worth. Shelly moved up to the management team very quickly and was welcomed into the Paramount Investment Family May of 2013 as the Community Property Director at a Resort Community located in Bedford, Texas overseeing 300 units. Shelly was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, being outdoors, bowling, and spending time with family. While Paramount prepared for big change with a shift in communities, Shelly served as a vital part of the Paramount Investment team during the selling of 3 properties located throughout the DFW and the acquisition of the Resort at 925 Main Community in Grapevine, Texas.
William V. Rhame is currently Managing Partner and has over 35 years’ experience in the public accounting profession. He has gained a variety of high level experience in numerous industries from real estate and financial institutions to manufacturing, retail, wholesale and distribution. He primarily specializes in providing business and tax consultation services on structuring and tax planning matters for large real estate groups, financial institutions, numerous wealthy family groups, entrepreneurs, partnerships, and corporations involved in numerous business interests. In addition, Bill has significant experience in consulting start-up businesses, acquisition/disposition/operations involving commercial and residential real estate, and analyzing financial aspects of business and investment opportunities.
Managing Partner of Ascent Multifamily Accounting
Deputy Chief Financial Officer of WestCorp
Scott Seegmiller is the Managing Partner of Ascent Multifamily Accounting. Scott has participated in the development, management and/or accounting of hundreds apartment communities. As the practice leader for Ascent, Scott counsels clients large and small on system implementation and building high performing financial operations. Scott was a founding partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Realty Management, Inc. which developed 25 apartment communities and grew rm to be one of NMHC’s Top 50 property management firms in the U.S. with more than 27,000 units under management.
Partner of Ascent Multifamily Accounting
Mike Ballard is a partner at Ascent Multifamily Accounting and has worked in the real estate and accounting industries for almost 30 years. Early in Mike’s career, he worked in the Information Systems Consulting group for Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs. After Laventhol, he joined McGladrey & Pullen before starting his own consulting firm. At Ascent, Mike leads the firm’s consulting practice, where he advises clients on using tax credits and deductions to improve returns on their projects. He has helped clients secure Section 45L Energy Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits and other types of tax credits. Mike was a founding member of the board of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and also helped with the formation of the local National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Construction Financial Management Association chapters. In 2010, Mike was named one of the “Top 20 Visionaries” in Nevada by ### Nevada Business magazine. Mike is known for his excellent contacts with business, government and real estate executives throughout the West. Mike has served on the boards of several for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations. He has helped start three banks and served on the board of Black Mountain Community Bank.
Partner of Ascent Multifamily Accounting, Client Service
Pam Heiney is a partner in Ascent Multifamily Accounting and has been working in property management accounting since 1991. She directly supervises the accounting staff and has managed a collection of portfolios totaling more than 100 apartment communities. To learn a little more about Pam, visit this profile of her in the Las Vegas Business Press. You’ll learn not to mess with her.
Partner of Ascent Multifamily Accounting, Human Resources
As a partner in Ascent Multifamily Accounting, Amy Williams oversees the human resources services for more than 650 employees for clients of Ascent Multifamily Accounting in 10 states. She has developed a multitude of benefits and incentive plans for their clients to choose from, allowing them to access benefits normally only associated with very large organizations. Amy has worked in property management since 1994, beginning as a property leasing agent in Las Vegas. During the last 22 years, she has worked her way up becoming a partner at Ascent Multifamily Accounting.
Jim is a well-rounded business professional with more than 20 years of diversified experience, bringing a unique combination of analytical skills, tenacity and creativity to assist clients in addressing their real estate needs. He has been active in real estate brokerage for more than ten years and has assisted in hundreds of transactions, including office leases as well as the purchase and sale of healthcare, retail, office, land and industrial properties.
CPA & Licensed Broker
Greg Smith joined Moran & Company in 2005. He is a Partner in the Dallas office responsible for business development, client relationships and transaction management. Greg has 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with the last 12 years focused on multifamily in the Texas markets, overseeing in excess of $2 Billion of transactions. Greg is a CPA in addition to being a licensed broker and believes he adds value by bringing broad experience and an attention to detail to every engagement.
Senior Partner at Thorne and Skinner
Kim Thorne is Senior Partner at Thorne and Skinner in Grande Prairie. He studied at Southern Methodist University for his Bachelor of Business Administration (1968) and Juris Doctorate (1970).
Kurt holds a BA in Physics from Dartmouth College, an MBA in Finance/Marketing from the American Graduate School of International Management, and a JD from the University of Houston School of Law. Kurt was the Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review and Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Journal of International Law. He has been involved in the legal industry for more than 20 years having worked as (i) a staff attorney at Conoco, Inc. (’81–‘85) focusing on oil and natural gas production and transportation issues as well as domestic and international crude oil purchase and trading agreements, (ii) the Assistant General Counsel for Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (’85-’94) specializing in the legal issues associated with product licensing, construction, and Mergers and Acquisitions, (ii) the Vice President of Business Development, General Counsel and Secretary for Galderma Laboratories, Inc. (’94-‘01) in charge of all domestic and international legal issues as well as new product development, (iv) co-founder and President of SDR Pharmaceuticals Inc. (’01-‘03) a startup dermatological company, and (v) the Chief Operating Officer/Partner of Paramount Investments (‘04-’16) with responsibility for property management, project development, property acquisitions and sales, high level investment financing including conduit loans and private equity syndication and municipal, state and federal zoning and agency issues. Kurt is also a licensed Texas real estate broker.