About Us

Welcome to Catalyst Property Solutions, which offers a "boutique-style" management solution across the United States. Meaning that we are very hands-on, we get to know our clients, their needs, priorities, and custom tailor our approach to each client.

Our experienced and passionate team of real estate and investment management professionals are here to guide you through all aspects of your real estate endeavor. We cover all facets of property management, multifamily and single-family management services, leasing, make ready, maintenance services, renovations and marketing your property for sale. We also manage for homeowner's associations.

Woman Owned and Veteran Managed

For our institutional clients, we deliver the same boutique-style management platform with customizable financial reporting and business plan execution.

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We also serve as a court-appointed Receiver for courts across the nation. We understand the urgency of addressing tenant life safety needs, asset preservation and juggling the delicate complexities between property owner, local code enforcement, lender and the court.

When it comes to asset preservation, we are "ready on our feet!"

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Our goal is to deliver maximum return on your investment property. We believe in doing what is right, not what is easy, and we never forget that you have a choice.

The Executive Team

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Paula Forshee

Chief Executive Officer

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Dawn Hynes

Director of Operations

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Jeff Forshee

Chief Operating Officer

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Jacob L. Scruggs

Owner, Blue Marlin

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Trace Kielman

Human Resource Director

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Melvin Kieke

Sponsoring Broker and Manager

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Paula Bush

Single Asset Property Manager

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Amy Bingaman

HOA Solutions Manager

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Oona Magallan

Service Center Manager

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Sen

Accountant

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Jessica Romo

Real Estate Administrative Assistant

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Paula Forshee

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Forshee is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Property Solutions.

Ms. Forshee is a graduate from Sam Houston State University and Delta Tau Alpha National Honor Society. She has over 25 years of experience in property management. She has served on the Houston Apartment Association Board of Directors, the Political Action Steering Committee and the Fair Housing Committee. She has also served as a National Apartment Association Delegate. She helped found and currently serves as President for the Grateful Americans Charity, aimed at helping combat Veterans suffering from PTSD rebuild their lives.

Ms. Forshee served as Chief Operating Officer for Gross Investments, a development and property management company. Her experience included reviewing the logistics of proposed development sites, underwriting, determining preferred unit mix, amenity offering, and product type. She oversaw the final construction punch team and, ultimately, positioning the property for permanent financing or sell. In 2006, she packaged and negotiated the sale of the Gross Portfolio of Properties leading to its acquisition by TVO North America and, thus, her subsequent employment. At TVO, Ms. Forshee served as Chief Operating Officer managing both fee and owner-managed properties for private and institutional owners. Ms. Forshee oversaw the start-up of TVO Europe in Czech Republic. In 2010 she founded Catalyst Property Solutions.

Ms. Forshee's experience also includes HOA management, property acquisitions, overseeing property lease-up strategies, supervision of property renovations along with settling insurance claims ranging from $50,000 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. Ms. Forshee also serves as a court-appointed Receiver thereby preserving asset value, restoring tenant living conditions and repositioning properties across the country.

Ms. Forshee believes in doing what is right, not what is easy.

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Dawn Hynes

Director of Operations

Ms. Hynes joined Catalyst Property Solutions in 2010-2014 and rejoined in 2019 as Director of Operations with an extensive career on-site and multi-site operations in the multi-family housing industry. Her executive responsibilities center upon the operational stewardship of all fee and owner-managed multi-family communities, Homeowner Associations and Single Asset Management in the Catalyst portfolio which spans multiple states of the United States.

She is responsible for all facets of site operations and the corporate infrastructure of Catalyst with responsibilities to include leading a full team of corporate personnel and regional managers, monitoring property performance and developing specific strategies to ensure owner goals are achieved. Ms. Hynes experience includes predevelopment, new construction lease ups, high-rise, mid-rise, garden, senior living, renovations, and mixed-use projects, receiverships and foreclosures resulting in a wide range of knowledge on all aspects of property management. Ms. Hynes graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management.

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Jeff Forshee

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Forshee started with Catalyst Property Solutions in 2015 where he led the Single Asset Management Division in Houston Texas. He is presently Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst and oversees business operations, strategic planning and manages financial controls and accounting procedures. In this position he is strongly involved in the shaping of Catalyst and its clients growth and performance.

He served 10 years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer specializing in Mobility and Counter Mobility on the battlefield with two tours to Iraq. This position honed his problem-solving mindset and developed him to become a result-oriented strategic thinker. During his time in the military he was awarded numerous awards and medals including a Purple Heart.

Mr. Forshee has been dedicated to serving Catalyst’s Clients with Honor and Integrity. To better serve Catalyst and its Clients, Mr. Forshee has received several designations and licenses such as CAM, CAM-T, IROP and Realtor®.

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Jacob L. Scruggs

Owner, Blue Marlin

Jake opened Blue Marlin Maintenance & Services in May 2015.  He is a HVAC state licensed contractor has over 13 years of remodel and build out experience.  He enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time and resides in Huntsville, TX with his wife Lauren and their 2 children and will welcome their 3rd child in the upcoming new year of 2021.

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Melvin Kieke

Sponsoring Broker and Manager

Melvin Kieke became the sponsoring Broker and a Manager for Catalyst Property Solutions in February 2018 providing his 40 years of Real Estate experience for the operations of the company, principally to manage the sale of real estate owned by local and foreign Investors, managed by Catalyst Property Solutions. He has been a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker for over 40 years.

Melvin has had an extensive and varied career in Real Estate.

  • Directed the management of numerous apartment communities located in four states.
  • He has also managed office buildings; strip shopping centers and ranches.
  • He developed five apartment communities and provided assistance for other developments.
  • Participated in numerous sales and acquisitions of commercial and residential properties.
  • He was a Director for two major commercial Utility Districts for a total of 25 years.

Melvin is a strong believer in serving the industry and communities he was and is involved in. For 10 years he was a Director for the Houston Apartment Association and served as it’s president one year. He was Director for the Texas Apartment Association for 4 years. He was Awarded a Life Membership by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for his community service. Active in political affairs. To help people in need of assistance, he volunteered and was a director for a homeless shelter for women and children for 18 years and has been active with his Church and other organizations serving the community.

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Paula Bush

Single Asset Property Manager

Mrs. Bush joined Catalyst Property Solutions in May of 2014 as a Community Manager. She has built her background in the Real Estate industry having experience in Property Management, Residential Leasing, and as a licensed REALTOR of Texas. As the Single Asset Property Manager, Mrs. Bush handles the day to day operations for all Single Asset Property accounts held at Catalyst.

Mrs. Bush is a Houston/Texas native. She studied at Kaplan University for two years as she worked towards a degree in Criminal Justice, which helped build her enthusiastic and sincere demeanor when working with clients and customers.

She is communicative, thorough and detailed-oriented. Mrs. Bush will be by your side every step of the way through-out your investment, sell and purchase.

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Amy Bingaman

HOA Solutions Manager

Ms. Bingaman joined Catalyst Property Solutions in July of 2020 as the HOA Solutions Manager. She has built her background in the Real Estate industry having experience in the Title Company Business, Residential Construction, Residential sales, and as a licensed REALTOR of Texas. As HOA Solutions Manager, Ms. Bingaman handles the day to day operations for all HOA accounts held at Catalyst.

Ms. Bingaman is a College Station/Texas A&M native. She studied at Texas A&M Galveston for two years before returning to her hometown of College Station to continue her education at the main campus of Texas A&M. She worked towards a degree in Sociology and Psychology which helped build her enthusiastic and sincere demeaner when working with clients and customers.

She is hard working and strives to deliver the upmost professional care to clients, customers and the community.

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Oona Magallan

Service Center Manager

Mrs. Oona Magallan Joined Catalyst Property Solutions in July 14, 2019 as the Service Center Manager. She has built her background in the Real Estate industry with her professional acumen working directly with Attorneys, Title Companies, and numerous HOA’s. Oona Magallan oversights Catalyst Property Solutions’ Service Department, assuring that all resident and owner calls are handled quickly, efficiently and resolved to 100% satisfaction.

Mrs. Oona Magallan graduated from South Texas Collage with an Associates degree to become a Paralegal, where she has parlayed that degree working in the Real estate industry and operational strategies at Catalyst Property Solutions.

She enjoys assisting residents and owners in resolving issues that arise, and strives to ensure the best customer service is delivered.

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Sen Zhang

Accountant

Sen joined Catalyst Property Solutions in 2016 as Corporate and Single Asset Management Division Property Accountant. He is presently Senior Corporate and Multi-Family Division Property Accountant of Catalyst and provides advice on financial control and accounting procedures. In this position he actively works with PM and VP of Operations to meet and exceed financial reporting requirements from executive and clientele and continually improves operations and financial control using analytical methods and accounting expertise.

Sen is a Certified Management Accountant and is an active member in IMA Houston Chapter. He graduated from University of Texas at Dallas in 2014 with Master of Science in Finance with Distinction and University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015 with Master of Art in Economics.

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Jessica Romo

Real Estate Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Romo joined Catalyst Property Solutions in July 2020 as a Real Estate Administrative Assistant. Her background mainly consists of administrative work and has recently ventured into the Real Estate industry and is a licensed professional. Mrs. Romo strives to help Catalyst identify ways to make their business practices more effective and efficient by contributing fresh ideas for improvement.

Mrs. Romo graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2014. Her background in administration has given her the ability to perform the major administrative assistant duties and maintain an exceedingly functional office environment.

She is detailed oriented and takes pride in guaranteeing the satisfaction of her clients.