Our Mission

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

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Jonathan Nichols

CEO &Co-Founder

Jonathan Nichols is a real estate investor local to the DFW metroplex. He began his REI career after having worked for six years in the aerospace engineering industry as a propulsion engineer where he analyzes and integrates 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 Polytechnic 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 company Apogee Capital in 2020. His past real estate projects include a 75-unit A class apartment complex in College Station, TX as a GP, a 100-unit complex in the Tulsa MSA as a GP, an 8-unit apartment to STR conversation in Arlington, TX as a GP and 200+ units investing as an LP. Additionally, he has numerous residential real estate investments and a top rated 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 triathlons and traveling with his wife.

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Paula Nichols

Co-Founder

Paula Nichols is a real estate professional with experience in project management, investment analysis and contract negotiation. She began her career as a management consultant where she worked on multiple projects with clients in the banking and utility sectors. Paula and her husband, Jonathan, co-founded Apogee Capital a multifamily real estate investing firm where they syndicate apartments in Texas and Oklahoma. Paula also works as a pre-development project manager at ECM Development where she manages single family rental and lot development projects ranging from $14MM to $25MM in value. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration - Finance from Texas A&M University. Paula is a licensed real estate agent and a certified ScrumMaster®.

 

Paula is passionate about entrepreneurship and excels at finding creative solutions to complex problems. Outside of work she enjoys serving at her local church, spending time with friends, and traveling with Jonathan.

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Michael Blank

Advisor

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.

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Brad Tacia

Advisor

Brad Tacia grew up in Oxford Michigan and graduated with a degree with Mechanical Engineering. He began working in the automotive industry and progressively worked up in position and responsibility eventually becoming a program manager in the corporate world.

 

Brad began to invest in single family real estate acquiring several homes before jumping into multifamily. After two years of multifamily investing, he quit his W-2 job to pursue multifamily investing full time and has personally syndicated 9+ apartment acquisitions since that time.

 

Brad has also developed a side business coaching for the Michael Blank Mentorship Program where he has helped numerous other investors follow his footsteps in achieving financial freedom through apartment investing. 

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Greg Monroe 

Attorney

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.