Excellence, Integrity, People-First
Apogee, defined as the farthest or highest point, conveys our commitment to our investors to help them reach their highest potential. As a company, we seek to provide multifamily investing as an avenue for our clients to reach financial freedom so they can have the time and resources to live their calling.
Meet The Team
CEO & Co-Founder
Jonathan Nichols is a real estate investor local to the DFW metroplex. He began his real estate career after having worked for almost ten years in the aerospace engineering industry as a propulsion engineer where he analyzed and integrated turboshaft engines on helicopter platforms. He holds a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M and Virginia Polytechnical Institute respectively.
He and his wife Paula first began their investing journey in 2018 and have undertaken numerous different types of projects before forming their multifamily investing firm Apogee Capital in 2019. His past real estate projects include a 75-unit A class apartment complex in College Station, TX as a GP, three 100+ unit complexes in the Tulsa MSA as a GP, an 8-unit apartment to STR conversation in Arlington, TX as a GP and almost 1,000 units investing as an LP. Additionally, he has numerous residential real estate investments including a 20+ unit short-term rental business in the Arlington Entertainment District.
Known as a person with a high work ethic, Jonathan enjoys helping others to achieve their goals (financial or otherwise). Outside of work, he enjoys spending his time racing in Ironman triathlons and traveling with his wife.
COO & Co-Founder
Paula Nichols is a real estate professional with experience in project and organizational management, investment analysis and contract negotiation. Paula and her husband, Jonathan, began investing in real estate in 2018 and undertook numerous residential projects before forming their commercial real estate investment firm, Apogee Capital, in 2019. Her current portfolio includes 400+ apartment units in the Texas and Oklahoma markets as a General Partner and almost 1,000 apartment units as a Limited Partner. In addition to her work with Apogee, Paula managed the pre-development of over 800 build-to-rent units in the DFW for a real estate development firm where she worked closely with institutional investors and local government officials. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Paula worked as a management consultant for clients in the banking and utility sectors.
Paula holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration - Finance from Texas A&M University, she is a licensed real estate agent and a certified ScrumMaster®. Outside of work, she enjoys learning about interior design, spending time with friends/family and traveling with her husband.
Michael Blank is a Real Estate Investor, Bestselling Author of “Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing”, speaker, and leading authority on apartment investing in the United States. As the CEO of Nighthawk Equity, Host of the Apartment Building Investing Podcast, and Columnist, Blank’s passionate about helping people become financially free in 3-5 years by investing in apartment building deals and raising money. Through his investing company, Nighthawk Equity, he controls $90M million in multifamily assets and has raised over $21M. In addition to his own investing activities, he’s helped students purchase over 7,300 units valued at close to $330M through his content and training programs.
Blank’s been interviewed by top real estate podcasts, including Bigger Pockets, Joe Fairless (Best Ever Show), Get Rich Education, Cashflow Ninja and many more. “The Michael Blank” blog has also been listed in the Top 25 Real Estate Investing Blogs (2018) by Leap Property Management and Top Online Resources for Learning Real Estate by Fit Small Business (2019).
Blank is a Contributor to FlipNerd, Home Business Magazine, and his work has been featured in USA TODAY magazine, MSN, Go Banking Rates, Thrive Global, Joe Fairless (Best Ever Show), Bigger Pockets, National Real Estate Investor, Home Business Magazine, and more.
Greg is a partner at Baker Monroe, a boutique transactional firm focusing on commercial real estate and lending matters.
Greg’s practice focuses on commercial real estate and lending transactions. Greg represents developers, banks, owners, landlords, and tenants, handling purchase and sales, leasing, development, and commercial real estate lending matters.
Along with his commercial real estate practice, Greg handles lending transactions, corporate matters, and entity formations associated with real estate transactions. Greg was admitted to the State Bar in 2007 upon completion of his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, and is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law.