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| Welcome to ParaWest Management |

ParaWest Management was formed in March of 2003 to provide a full-service management, acquisition, operating and investment platform to Investors and Owners of Apartment Communities. ParaWest is led by Founding Partners Michael and Delane Salkeld and Managing Partners Kim Graham Authur and Chris LaRue with decades of combined experience, and supported by the company’s team of more than 150 professionals including partners and operating officers, accountants, and field and site personnel. Our Partners’ experience span all phases of Multi-Family Investments including Property and Asset Management, Acquisitions, Renovations, Development and Investment Consulting.

Core Markets and Track Record

With offices in Scottsdale, AZ and Houston, TX, ParaWest currently operates a Portfolio totaling more than 4,500 apartments in AZ, TX, OK and TN with a Total Value exceeding $450,000,000.

Management Team

As a team, ParaWest Partners and Executives have the kind of broad-range and complimentary experience that enables them to succeed in achieving Apartment Owners' Goals in Value-Added Upside, Bottom-line Performance, Day to Day Operations, and Long-Term Asset Appreciation. ParaWest’s Partners have more than 100 years collective experience in Apartment Management and Investments, and its key personnel have been with ParaWest for an average of 14 years. This level of experience and stability contributes to exemplary operating performance for managed properties and is the reason ParaWest has been labeled “Best in Class” by clients and investors.

Michael Salkeld

Co-Founder & Partner

After working with regional and national development and property management companies since 1979, Michael co-founded ParaWest in 2003, overseeing all areas of Financial and Investment Management and Reporting. His 40+ year career in the Apartment Investment Industry has spanned development, acquisitions, dispositions, property management, asset management, syndication, and financing, and has included conventional, senior and affordable-housing apartments. Michael’s four-decade career has contributed to his reputation as being one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the apartment industry.


As Sponsor/Managing or Co-Managing Member, Michael has successfully led the acquisition, financing and business-plan-implementation of more than 4000 units, and the disposition of more than 3,100 units valued at $250,000,000+ over the past 16 years.


Michael is active in faith-based charities in the U.S. and Africa.

Delane Salkeld, CPM®

Co-Founder & Partner

Following her earlier career which included executive positions with some of the most successful national and regional apartment operators in the southwest, Delane co-founded ParaWest in 2003, developing and overseeing all Property Management and Personnel Systems as well as Property Operations. Over the past 20 years, she has personally and professionally mentored many of the company’s key executives and partners and continues in that capacity. As a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with four decades experience, Delane’s management, communication and personnel-development skills are unmatched in the apartment management community.


Delane is active in faith-based charities in the U.S. and Africa.

Kimberly Graham Authur

Managing Partner - Operations

Kimberly Graham Authur joined ParaWest Management in 2003 and assumed oversight of ParaWest’s Texas office in 2008 having professionally managed multi-family properties for over 25 years. Her versatile experience encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. Kimberly has been involved in all realms of fee management including, but not limited to repositioning assets for maximum value, transitions for planning and execution to ensure efficient cost-effective operations, implementations and execution of crime free programs, resident retention, as well as property acquisitions and take over. Her strategic leadership style has allowed for her to build a tenured team that works cohesively to achieve client goals. Kimberly is an active member of the Houston Apartment Association.

Chris LaRue

Managing Partner

Chris has been with ParaWest for 17 years and has completed renovation projects of up to $4,000,000 in size and successfully implemented value added redevelopment improvements on over 50 properties totaling more than 10,000 units and $60,000,000. Chris actively participates in senior management operational decisions and oversight, and has been integrally involved in property acquisitions, financing and market research.

Chris has his B.S., Business Administration from Arizona State University and majored in Real Estate. He has held an active Arizona R.E. License for the past 15 years. Chris received his Arizona Brokers License in 2023.

Liz Pedregon, CPM®

Executive Director - Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee Markets

Liz Pedregon joined ParaWest in 2003 and brings 20 years of professional multifamily housing experience in her current capacity as Executive Director for Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Having started her career in Arizona, Liz has been a key figure in developing and growing the Central Region with ParaWest. Liz has extensive operations experience in managing Class A, B, C, Conventional & Senior Living communities. She oversees the training & application support as well as the organization’s key operating functions. Liz also supports critical business strategies throughout the organization by directing & implementing corporate and on-site processes. Liz was awarded her CPM® in 2023 after being selected for IREM's prestigious "Next Gen Leader" program in consideration of her outstanding career growth!

Holly Jemmings


Liz Romero, CPM®

Senior Area Director, Texas, 2010

Melissa Hooper

Director of Ancillary Services, 2012

Arnold Pedregon

Senior Regional Maintenance Director, Texas, 2004

Jayden Stewart

Accounting Manager, 2019

Joel Authur

Director of Business Operations, 2020

Eliset Aguirre

Area Director, Houston, 2016

Erica Debato

Executive Marketing Director, 2024

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