PAUL KASTES, CPM, LCAM/DBA PAUL KASTES CPM LLC

Meadows Office Bldg
785 117
th Terrace North

St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Fax: (727) 577-2501

 
246 Lapidary Lane
Young Harris, GA 30582
Fax: (706) 379-2451
Direct Phone: (813) 601-9727
Alternate Phone: (888) 549-9756

Service of Process accepted by Georgia office only


Mr. Paul Kastes, CPM, LCAM
 

Is an experienced professional providing property management services, including consultation to corporations, private investors and homeowner associations, along with credible expert witness services to attorneys and insurance companies. Mr. Kastes has accumulated over 40 years of hands-on, real world experience in the Real Estate Management profession and continues to be actively involved with the property management industry.

Since 1998, Mr. Kastes has included Expert Witness services in his business portfolio. His clients include Defense Attorneys, Claims Representatives and Plaintiff Attorneys in several states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Mr. Kastes has the unique advantage of a view from the owner's and the property manager's perspective that continues to be an asset to all of his clients.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

As an active professional in the Real Estate Management industry, Mr. Kastes is available to advise investors and owner associations with all types of property management issues. Mr. Kastes can assist attorneys and claims representatives in case development, advice, research and, if appropriate, provide credible expert testimony in all aspects of real estate management including:
 
Property Management, Premises Liability, Operational Procedures, Resident Relations, Employee Policies, Vendor Policies, Risk Assessments, Slip and Fall Issues, Access Gates/Fences, Security Assessments, Patrols, Lighting, Corporate Policies, Leases, Maintenance Policies, Hiring Policies, Background Checks, Supervision, On Site/Off Site Management. References available on request.

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

CPM - Certified Property Manager Institute of Real Estate Management IREM Key # 16057
LCAM - Licensed Community Association Manager State of Florida
CPO - Certified Protection Officer International Federation of Protection Officers IFPO
CPOI - Certified Protection Officer Instructor International Federation of Protection Officers IFPO
PMG Security LLC PSC002088 Qualifier - State of Georgia Licensed Private Security Corporation (Inactive)
Security Officer - Georgia State Licensed Armed (Inactive)
Security Officer - Florida State Licensed Armed (Retired)
CPO 432647 - Certified Pool Operator National Apartment Association, NSPF National Swimming Pool Foundation
Certified K-9 Handler - Tracking, Trailing, General Purpose

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

With over 40 years of experience managing a large portfolio of multifamily and commercial properties in the USA and Canada, Paul Kastes has 18+ years of extensive expert witness analysis and testimony in a variety of cases involving the property management industry throughout the United States.
  • Expert witness testimony with respect to the standard of care and skill normally exercised under the same or similar circumstances by managers of apartment complexes, Condominium/Homeowner associations, office buildings, retail malls and other income producing commercial properties based on over 40 years of actual property management experience, training and education.
     
  • Portfolios include apartment communities, office buildings and single family rentals.
     
  • Operation responsibilities include assessing, implementation, supervision of all aspects of property management including policies, staffing, security, maintenance, budgeting, etc.
     
  • Management, consultation, experienced in all types of income producing properties.
     
  • Operational analysis for shopping centers and strip malls.
     
  • Track record of on-budget, on-time, turnkey management of renovation projects.
     
  • Experience in historical building restorations.
     
  • Effective as liaison between owners and regulatory agencies on environmental, permitting and zoning issues.
     
  • Established reputation for cost-effective management of the older apartment community.

LISTING OF REPRESENTITIVE MANAGED PROPERTIES

2014 - Present: Investors Management Company, Valdosta, GA
55 Apartment Communities
200 million in assets
  • Provide risk management consulting
  • Provide annual risk management training seminars
 
1990 - Present: Meadows Apartments - St. Petersburg, FL
312-unit apartment community
Current value: $12 million
  • Directed a $500,000 renovation and provide complete management services
  • Reduced operating costs by reorganizing and retraining staff
  • Increased occupancy to a consistent 100%
  • Effective November, 2012 targeted consulting services to the property
 
1995 - Present: 1444 - I Street -Washington DC
11 Story Office Building
Current value: $14 million
  • Provided complete asset management services
  • Directed 475,000 Building upgrade
  • Tenants include National Lobby Organizations
 
1995 - 05 2017: Tycon one - Richmond, VA
Twin Atrium Office Building
Current value: $14 million
  • Provided complete asset management services
  • Directed a 3.6 million dollar renovation
  • Directed additional building entryway upgrades
 
2012 - 2015: Gulf Harbor Yacht & Country Club
1616 units, marina, golf course
Premier residential community
  • Advise the HOA Master Association Board in connection with the present and future site security systems
 
1990 - 2002: Cricket Hollow Apartments - Houston, TX
200-unit Apartment Community
2002 value: $6 million
  • Provided complete management services
  • Maintain 98% occupancy
 
1991 - 1994: The Courtyards - Tampa, FL
120-unit Apartment Community
1994 value: $1.8 million
  • Directed a $150,000 renovation and provided complete management services
  • Increased value of property from $1.2 million to $1.8 million
  • Increased occupancy to a consistent 100%
 
1990 - 1995: Centennial Place on the River - Tampa, FL
232-unit Apartment Community
1995 value: $4.2 million
  • Provided complete management services
  • Improved operating efficiency and rebuilt a shattered image
  • Upgraded resident profile
  • Increased occupancy rate from 60% to 93+% in five months
 
1986 - 1998: Landmark - Tampa Bay, FL
  362-Unit apartment community, amenities included one of the largest private swimming pools in the USA (at that time) on 23 + acres.
1996 value $12 million
  • Provided complete management services
  • Increased occupancy rate from 50% to 94%
  • Directed the conversion to condos
 
1985: Park Tower - Lubbock, TX
98-unit, 15 story, high-rise apartments
1985 value: $5.5 million
  • Conducted a market analysis and provided comprehensive management services
  • Reduced vacancy rate
  • Increased N.O.I.
 
1983: The Apartment Center - Ft. Worth, TX
692-unit Apartment Community
1983 value: $17 million
  • Provided market analysis and consultation prior to purchase and complete onsite management during ownership transition
  • Directed a $500,000 renovation
  • Reduced operating costs in all areas
  • Cut maintenance costs by renegotiating all existing contracts
  • Introduced a utilities cost-reduction program that resulted in monthly savings of $7,000
 
1979 - 1985:
Provided property management and consultation services to a varied selection of income producing properties including:
  • Apartment Communities
  • Retail Centers
  • Strip Malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Condominium and Home Owner Associations

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

  • Year 2000 Risk Management National Committee nominee
  • Chairperson education committee
  • Co-chair Smart Partners
  • Co-chair Candidate Assistance
  • Year 2008 IREM Florida Guest Speaker
  • Year 2008 IREM Advisory Board Best Practices
  • Year 2009 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2010 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2011 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2012 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2013 IREM National Board Member Best Practices
  • Year 2014 IREM National Education Committee Member
  • Year 2014 IREM Georgia Education Committee Member
  • Year 2015 IREM Georgia Education Committee Member
  • Year 2015 IREM National Education Committee Member
  • Year 2016 IREM National Education Committee Member
  • Year 2016 IREM Course 402 Revisions Committee Member
  • Year 2017 IREM National Education Committee Member

Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA)
American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA)
American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS)
Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA)
CIS Advisory Board Member
CIS Save Our Youth Foundation - Board Member
Georgia Apartment Association (GAA)
Grace Hill Property Management Education
International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)
KKPSecurity S2 Faculty State of Florida Security Guard trainer
National Apartment Association (NAA)
National Realtors Association (NAR)
Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA)
PMG SECURITY LLC President
Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance

CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Benefits Assisting Retiring K-9s, Inc.  Non-Profit    
 
  • Board Member
   
Cross Pointe Home Owners Association    
 
  • Past President
  • Past Chairman Architectural Committee
   
Towns County Commissioner's Office    
 
  • Comprehensive Plan Committee Volunteer
   
Towns County Sheriff Office    
 
  • Volunteer
   

INDUSTRY CONTINUING EDUCATION

2018

IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Products Committee


2017

IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Review Committee Webinars
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Review Committee Seminars
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Products Committee Webinars


2016

State of FLorida LCAM 20 hours CE licensure requirement
State of Georgia annual recurrent Security Officer Armed Rule 509-3-.10
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Committee Workshops
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management MNT 402 Revision Committee

 

2015

AAA Landlord Tenant Law CE updates 2015
Towns County Citizens Law Enforcement update
AAA The Road to Fair Housing Success 2015 certification
Apartment and Residential Maintenance and Operations
IREM Apartment building maintenance and risk assessment operations

 

2014

Towns County Citizens Law Enforcement training program
IREM Introduction to Property Management
ASIS Reducing Violence in the Workplace
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Education Committee Workshop
State of Georgia Annual Security Officer requalification
State of Florida LCAM 18 month CE education licensure requirement

 

2013

IREM Institute of Real Estate Management SFH201
National Apartment Association NAA NAAEI Property Managers Disaster Course
State of Georgia annual recurrent Security Officer Armed Rule 509-3-.10
State of Georgia annual recurrent Security Officer Shotgun Rule 509-3-.10
National Apartment Association CPO Certified Pool Operator NSPF
GAA Georgia Apartment Association legal liability seminar updated
State of Florida LCAM legal update CE required
National Certified K-9 Handler general purpose, tracking and trailing

 

2012

State of Florida LCAM licensing 18 month renewal Condominium and Homeowners Association
International Crime Free Association Apartment Community Crime Reduction Training
Certification Program
State of Georgia security agency Qualifier licensure
State of Georgia security officer training
State of Georgia security officer armed training
State of Georgia security officer shotgun training
International Federation of Protection Officers CPOI recertification
GAA Georgia Apartment Association legal liability seminar
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management Risk Management CE Seminar

 

1994-2011

National Apartment Association risk management
Grace Hill Georgia Apartment Association risk management
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 301 Management if Residential Properties
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 400 Managing Real Estate as an Investment
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 800 Ethics for the Real Estate Manager
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 500 Problem Solving for Property Managers
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 599 Management Plans
Institute of Real Estate Management CPM 402 Property Maintenance Risk Control
State of Florida University of Tampa LCAM Licensed Condominium Association Courses
State of Florida biannual required 20 renewal courses
IFPO International Federation of Protection Officers certification
IFPO International Federation of Protection Officer Instructor certification
IREM Institute of Real Estate Management additional courses
HUD Housing and Urban Development required fair housing
TAA Tampa Apartment Association Workmen's Compensation
National Mold Infestation Claims Course
State of Florida licensed security officer required courses
State of Florida licensed armed security officer required courses
State of Florida licensed security officer recertification required courses
State of Florida licensed armed security officer recertification required courses

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY STANDARDS BOARD MEMBER

Institute of Real Estate Management IREM

Paul Kastes CPM is a past, appointed member of the IREM Industry Standards Advisory Board. Mr. Kastes was actively involved in reviewing and setting the standards for the property management industry 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) is an international community of real estate managers, across all property types, dedicated to ethical business practices and maximizing the value if investment real estate. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, IREM has been a trusted source for knowledge, advocacy and networking for the real estate management community for more than 77 years.

IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors and has 80 U.S. chapters, 13 international chapters and several other partnerships around the globe. Worldwide membership includes nearly 18,000 individual members and over 535 corporate members. Collectively, CPM® Members in the United States manage nearly $2 trillion in real estate assets, including 11.4 million residential units and 10.4 billion net square feet of commercial space.

IREM promotes ethical real estate management practices through its credentialed membership programs, including the Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) designation, the Accredited Residential Manager® (ARM®) certification, the Accredited Commercial Manager (ACoM) certification and the Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) accreditation. These esteemed credentials certify competence and professionalism for those engaged in real estate management. IREM also offers CPM® Candidate, Associate, Student and Acedemic memberships. All members are bound by the strictly enforced IREM® Code of Professional Ethics.