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 more than 40 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 1,250 Class-A residential units located in three strategic DFW communities.
Regional Property Manager
Jennifer Mahon is the Regional Property Manager of Paramount's Dallas/Ft Worth market. She began her career in the apartment industry in 1998 as a leasing consultant and quickly worked her way up as community property manager overseeing 1,100 units. She joined Paramount Investments in July 2012 overseeing two large assets. In December 2012 she was promoted to Regional Property Manager overseeing five properties with a combined total of 1,958 units. Two assets were sold in 2015. Currently she manages three multi-family communities totaling 1,250 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 three children who bring much joy to their lives.
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. Among 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.
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).