Paula Forshee, Managing Partner
Ms. Forshee is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Property Solutions, a woman owned Property Management company she founded in 2010. In 2014, she invested with partners, Alan Schnur and Dave Anderson.
Ms. Forshee is a graduate from Sam Houston State University, Delta Tau Alpha National Honor Society. She has over 25 years of experience in multi-family property management. She is a member of several professional and civic organizations including serving on the Houston Apartment Association Board of Directors. She is a National Apartment Association Delegate, an active member of the Political Action Steering Committee, the Fair Housing Committee as well as a volunteer for various programs providing supportive services for homeless veterans. Prior to founding Catalyst Property Solutions, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Property Operations for TVO North America, managing both fee and owner managed properties for private and institutional owners such as Jones, Lang, LaSalle Inc, GE Capital, AEW, Tuckerman, New Boston Fund, INVESCO Inc, and others.
Ms. Forshee also served as Chief Operating Officer for Gross Investments, a development and property management company that developed over $1.0 billion of multi-family investments during her ten year tenure. She worked closely with Development in reviewing the logistics of proposed development sites, underwriting, determining preferred unit mix, amenity offering, and product type; overseeing the final construction punch team and ultimately positioning the property for permanent financing or sell. In 2005 she packaged and negotiated the Gross Portfolio of Properties for a 2006 sell leading to the acquisition by TVO North America and her subsequent employment with TVO as Chief Operating Officer. In 2008 Ms. Forshee oversaw the successful start-up of TVO North America’s affiliate, TVO Europe Management Services s.r.o based in Prague, Czech Republic. TVO Europe’s western influence to the property management needs in middle Europe led to expanded operations in to Austria and Poland.
Ms. Forshee’s experience includes all facets of property management, HOA management property acquisitions, reviewing the logistics of proposed sites for development, overseeing property lease-up strategies, supervision of property renovations along with adjusting insurance claims ranging from $25,000 to $10,000,000 in restoration estimates. She has worked with clients and investors to position properties for best possible sale in all property class types including condominium conversions. Her knowledge, dedication and desire to be the best has earned her a reputation for out-performing her markets' competitive set and delivering maximum investor returns.
She exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and integrity coupled with an unwavering commitment to the delivery of exceptional property management.
Tammie Harrington, Vice President
Tammie Harrington began her career in the Multi-Family business shortly after attending Sam Houston State University. She began managing properties for the RTC, a government agency set to oversee assets recovered from bank failures. Ms. Harrington quickly learned the value of taking on distressed assets and positioning them for quick lease up. She learned various management styles while working with companies like Greystar and Concierge in the 1980. Eager to learn more about the finance world, she joined Fannie Mae in 1992. Combining these experiences and her inherent self- starting determination, she then worked with colleagues to establish Klein Mortgage Company selling residential home loans through the mortgage boom. With the mortgage business well on its feet, she turned to develop a family manufacturing business for home improvement products which prevailed through the recession. In 2010 she joined Paula Forshee to start Catalyst Property Solutions where she has been involved in every facet of property management from opening bank accounts, processing court reports for Receivership assignments, developing procedures for funding requests, and most valuable of all in the arena of property management, training people to accomplish the goals established by our clients, and holding her team accountable to produce exceptional results.
Trace Kielman, Vice President of Asset Maintenance
Trace graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Agri-Economics. Soon after graduating college he began his career as a chemical process operator for Georgia Gulf Corporation. He specialized in quality control to make certain that all systems were operating to full efficiency while conducting risk assessments and evaluating the cost-benefit of routine preventative maintenance. He then shifted his focus on safety initiatives related to plant maintenance. In 2009, he joined Flint Hills Resources where he led their safety programs to ensure acceptance with OSHA's VPP star program. During his career he also taught classes in “Process Technology” for Jacinto Junior College's associate’s degree program. He is a certified occupational safety specialist; holds a CPO certification through NSPF as Pool Operator; and is trained in welding, electrical, wood working, carpentry, plumbing and the management of construction projects. Using his years of experience and lessons learned from these very lucrative business models, he joined the company in 2012 to put in place these proven strategies in property maintenance and project management customized for the multi-family industry. He is committed to producing exceptional returns for investors and clients.
Heather Rodas, Staff Accountant
Mrs. Rodas graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. She spent three years in the legal industry, where she gained knowledge and experience in the accounting field and accounts receivable. Mrs. Rodas responsibilities include but are not limited to the following; daily reconciliation of the cash, closing properties’ Accounts Receivable at month end and preparation of monthly financial statements for all fifteen properties that the company manages.
Garry A. Rolls, Maintenance Director
Mr. Rolls Retired from the U.S Air Force with over 20 years of service and is a Vietnam Veteran. While serving in the Military he was a First Sergeant. He was responsible for providing a dedicated focal point for all readiness, health, morale, welfare and quality-of-life issues within his organization and their families. He kept the balance between ensuring the mission is accomplished; mission success and doing right by his people.
Mr. Rolls has over 27 years of maintenance experience in multi-family housing industry with companies such as Babcock and Brown Residential and Alliance Residential prior to joining Catalyst. He is ESCO/EPA Proctor certified, Certified Type 1 and 2, CAMT and CAMT II. Garry oversees maintenance and capital projects. He performs property life safety property audits to reduce exposure to asset deterioration along with the Catalyst objective to minimize work place hazards and residential harm. Mr. Rolls monitors adherence to Catalyst maintenance procedures; teaches safety first requirements and trains the proper sequencing of a make ready for improved efficiency. He makes recommendations based on cost-benefit analysis or need assessments. He serves on the property due diligence inspection team and the take-over facilities maintenance team. Mr. Rolls enjoys working with people and proving up that when hard work and integrity meet good things happen.