Terry Schwartz
Principal, Dover Realty Advisors, LLC


Terry Schwartz is is considered a leader in the multifamily real estate industry. During his extensive 35-year career (19 in the C-suite of two top service-comprehensive multi-family companies), Terry has managed more than $1 billion in development, and has handled $600 million in acquisitions and repositionings.
As Principal, Terry oversees Dover Realty Advisors’ and Paragon Properties' expert multifamily asset management, repositioning and receivership services, as well as due diligence support for institutional clients. It’s safe to say Terry is a big part of what makes Dover Realty Advisors the Midwest’s premier multifamily real estate advisory company and Paragon one of its outstanding property management firms.

The industry is eager to learn what Terry already knows about multifamily housing. He has served many roles in his 20-year membership with the National Multi-Housing Council, most notably as Director and Executive Board Member, as well as Chairman of the Property Management Committee and the Tax Committee. He authors articles for various real estate trade publications and speaks about multifamily housing issues at conferences across the country.

After completing his B.S. in business administration at University of New Haven, he earned a master’s in city and regional planning from Rutgers University.


Justin Dunckel


Justin manages the day-to-day, every day. He creates management systems and procedures, maintains client and customer relations, standardizes business policies and administers due diligence for acquisitions and dispositions.

During one of Detroit’s most recent and troubling economic climates, Justin was instrumental in building Paragon Properties Company from a single-client, 4,000-unit portfolio to a regional, multi-ownership operation with more than 7,000 multi-family units under management, as well as adding numerous jobs to the economy.
Maximizing property value is where Justin really digs in. He is an expert in lease-up and repositioned properties, asset preservation, and boosting the performance of properties with value-added potential. During his 20-plus year career, Justin catapulted through a major Midwest property management company, acing numerous roles from Leasing Consultant through VP, for 3,000- to 25,000-unit portfolios.

Under Justin’s leadership, Paragon Properties Company received Property Management Company of the Year awards from both the Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association (DMAA) and Property Management Association of Michigan (GLAStar).

A former professional athlete with the Detroit Neon of the Continental Indoor Soccer League and full athletic scholarship recipient to Butler University in Indianapolis, Justin applies a sports team perspective to Paragon’s TOTAL PACKAGE dedication. “We approach our game/match/round every day with strategy, flexibility and enthusiasm,” says Justin. “There’s no other way! Be a difference maker…”


Tony Denome
Sr. VP Accounting & Asset Management


Tony, our finance pro, is a senior level financial executive with 10+ years experience in corporate accounting, internal auditing, asset management, underwriting, systems implementations and staff development. He is a specialist in property management with “hands on” experience in multi-family and commercial real estate. Tony is a firm believer the best way to develop team members is finding roles that reinforce their strengths while continually developing their skill set.
Tony has played an integral financial role as Paragon has expanded from a single-client, 4,000 unit portfolio to a regional, multi-ownership operation with more than 7,000 multifamily units. Tony is the Chief Accounting Officer for Paragon Properties but acts in a multifaceted capacity for the organization. He also serves as the chief underwriter for the organization and runs point on acquisitions and dispositions. While Tony realizes Paragon’s strength lies in real estate he does not limit investment opportunities to just multi-family. His core principle for investment is that finding solid income producing property is simply an exercise in patience.

Tony holds an MBA from DeVos School of Management at Northwood University and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University. He graduated with high honors from both institutions.


Sharisse Myren
Vice President


“Productivity, competency and adaptability.”  These three words sum up Sharisse’s mission within Paragon. In addition to being the technology-driver as the Yardi Administrator, and overseeing the Management training program, Sharisse continues to oversee Paragon’s flagship property of 867 units.  This blend offers her a unique opportunity to keep in touch with day-to-day functions, as well as providing a playground for new initiatives.  Her highly organized, priority-efficient approach boosts employee efficiencies, and provides a high level of service and performance to residents and ownership.
Sharisse is a firm believer the best way to develop a strong bench is placing people in roles roles that reinforce team members’ strengths, while continually challenging them to expand their skill set. Sharisse graduated magna cum laude with dual degrees in business and international marketing from EMU and she will always be a Huron! With over 25 years of experience in property management, Sharisse’s favorite part of property management is working alongside and mentoring the Paragon teams.


Tom Pavelich
Vice President-Controller


“Home is always home, and working in an industry where we are providing people a place to live is kinda cool,” says Tom Pavelich. He joined Paragon Properties early in 2019 with 25 years of experience in office and retail property management, and loves the challenge and excitement of multifamily housing. Tom earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Michigan, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Oakland University, and once pictured himself as a math teacher and sports coach.
While he did coach rec-league baseball when his own kids played the sport, he’s happy that property management became his lifetime career. “When you study and become an accountant, you don’t necessarily pick the industry. The industry picks you,” he says. Tom is thrilled to work with Paragon’s close-knit team that is empowered to provide excellence to those they serve in the industry. “There’s a lot of camaraderie here and everyone is excited about all aspects of the company. It’s really inclusive in that regard,” says Tom. Married with three tween- and teen-aged boys, Tom is enjoying the work home he’s building at Paragon Properties, where he can immerse himself in the joy of numbers and accounting. “For me, numbers tell stories,” he says.


Aaron Piotrowski
Regional Manager


Sure, we can do that! It’s a phrase that Aaron says often—and he means it. Service-oriented and authentic, Aaron puts customer satisfaction at the top of each day’s priority list. With six properties in his portfolio, he thrives on the variety his role offers. Skilled in sales, business and customer service, Aaron lives the Paragon mission with a keen eye on excellence.
His open-minded attitude means he’s always willing and ready to support his properties’ teams, and he seeks creative solutions to challenges, large and small. When he’s not inspiring his teams to do their best work or leveraging corporate profitability, Aaron enjoys playing golf, spending time outdoors with his family and socializing. “I’m a casual fitness junkie. A gym rat for sure.”


Lori Fronimos
Regional Manager


Total Package commitment runs deep with Lori, whose motto sings “There is always room for improvement.” With a special focus on fast paced problem solving and motivating her team, Lori works closely with the five communities, 1,274 units, and 40 staff members she oversees. Building a strong team culture thorough extensive training opportunities, effective feedback, and remarkable financial performance is Lori’s top priority.
A dozen years of industry experience behind her, she connects with her employees to solidify the company’s vision. Two degrees in business administration and interior design both root and raise Lori’s focus to the industry’s many moving parts, keeping her communities fresh and on-trend. Lori is a true influencer. “My favorite days are when I’m on-site, boosting employee morale and directly impacting the bottom line for my communities by creating positive results – it’s an amazing feeling.”


Bruce Horner
Regional Facilities Manager


Bruce carries a tool belt brimming with 18 years of multifamily housing maintenance and management know-how, plus ten years of experience gained from a profit-focused family business. He has built a rock-solid team of contractors for local and remote maintenance projects and draws upon his substantial leadership skills to build partnerships that best serve the ownership and contractors as a team. Budget- and deadlineconscious, Bruce focuses on the process as well as the result, and does what it takes to exceed every goal. Simply put, Bruce gets things done, TOTAL PACKAGE-style.

Tracey Urcheck
Marketing and Training Director


Tracey is our marketing and training expert at Paragon Properties. She began her career with our company in 2008 as a Leasing Consultant and quickly moved up the ranks filling several high-profile managerial positions before joining our Marketing and Training Department in 2015.
She oversees our portfolio’s digital foot print, including social media, SEO, reputation management, customer relationship management, business intelligence and overall branding for the company. When she’s not out motivating Paragon’s teams in the field she’s focusing on building a strong foundation by combining customer service best practices and a cutting edge sales training program.

Tracey is the happy face our teams look to for support, skill building, inspiration and, of course, a reviving round of cheerleading now and then.


Tammy Knurek
Human Resource and Benefit Manager


The mere fact that Tammy Knurek administers payroll makes her a VIP among staff at Paragon Properties. But that’s not the only reason she’s so special. A dedicated professional who coordinates benefits enrollment, on boards new hires, and works closely with Regional Managers whenever a challenge arises, Tammy also knows “the face and name of every single person” who works at Paragon Properties--quite a feat for a company of this size. And that in-depth knowledge fuels her passion for the work she does. “I love interacting with employees and being an advocate for them,” she says. Tammy also takes inspiration from the top. “Justin Dunckel is a good listener, approachable and gives employees a voice. He allows you to do your job independently and autonomously without micromanagement. I love that about his leadership,” she says. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys golfing, bowling, baking, exercising and gardening. But what she loves most of all is spending time with her two grown sons, friends and family.

Marissa Stasa
Operations Analyst


Joined Paragon’s team four years ago as a Leasing Consultant and quickly moved up the ranks to Executive Property Manager before being named Paragon’s Operations Analysist. Having a first-hand experience in the field helps Marissa focus on identifying where improvements can be made in business procedures.

Sitting behind her desk with all of her color-coded files (and pens to match), Marissa plays a key role in supporting the onsite employees through training and troubleshooting any Yardi software technical issues. She works hand in hand with the Vice President (Sharisse) and Marketing and Training Director (Tracey).

“Every day is different, and I love the variety of my job where I’m able to problem solve, improve Paragon’s best practice techniques and help our employees and communities be successful.”

Marissa graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, emphasizing in Public Relations, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.