About PAS

Our History

In 1985, David Onanian was working with Randy Paulson for one of the largest owners of apartments at the time. With over 200,000 units, Randy created a national accounts program in order to get deep discounts from suppliers across their entire portfolio and named it, Apartment Services. The discounts afforded this large customer substantial savings at the property level and accumulated in value creation for the owner. Shortly after the tax law changes of 1986, much of the portfolio was sold and subsequently managed by new companies. David recognized an opportunity to expand upon the national accounts program and approached suppliers to negotiate national contracts, offering the same deep discounts to other management companies and their properties. The suppliers immediately recognized the value of reaching out to many management companies through one cohesive network.

In the Fall of 1990, David Onanian and an associate founded Professional Apartment Services (now known as PAS Purchasing Solutions) and began marketing its expertise and network to the multifamily industry.

David has been heavily involved in the Houston Apartment Association (HAA), Texas Apartment Association (TAA), and the National Apartment Association (NAA) since the 1980’s. In 1991 David was elected President of HAA and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).

Randy Paulson later joined PAS in 2002 and provided a tremendous boost in leadership, organization, and industry relationships. Since that time, Randy has contributed immensely to growing the PAS membership base from 350,000 to more than 1,000,000 cumulative units while continuously expanding on the supplier network offerings.

Today, PAS is the only Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) in the multifamily industry offering not only, its years of knowledge and expertise working with a multitude of companies ranging from 100-units to over 80,000-unit portfolios at no cost to them, but also being a valued partner for regional and national vendors, suppliers and service providers to expand on their business and footprint in multifamily.

What We Do

PAS Purchasing Solutions is the largest procurement service provider in the multifamily housing industry. PAS Purchasing Solutions can provide purchasing efficiency, lower pricing, and customized programs that save money and time. PAS Purchasing Solutions leverages a strategic supplier network and partners with property management personnel to improve net operating income and value for owners.

How does PAS Purchasing Solutions improve net operating income for multifamily housing companies? PAS Purchasing Solutions specializes in reducing expenses and increasing NOI by employing proven programs designed and customized by member to drive down both procurement and operational expenses.

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PAS Purchasing Solutions maintains

an industry-leading network of multifamily housing suppliers offering highly competitive pricing on:

  • Maintenance Supply
  • Paint and Sundries
  • Floor Covering
  • Office Supplies
  • Pool Furniture and Supplies
  • Print and Promotional Items

PAS Purchasing Solutions is a critical extension to our multifamily housing clients. Working alongside purchasing directors our team negotiates competitive and consistent pricing within the PAS Purchasing Solutions supplier network.

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Our Team

Member Service is second to none – our reputation as “the easiest buying group in the industry to do business with” is honestly earned. We understand your challenges and needs. Each of our professionals comes from the industry bringing together over 150 years of property management experience.

David Onanian
Founder

Mr. Onanian is the CEO and founder of Professional Apartment Services (PAS). PAS, established in 1990, is the nation’s largest group purchasing organization serving...

Randy Paulson
Chief Operating Officer

Randy Paulson is the Chief Operating Officer for PAS Purchasing Solutions. As the company’s financial leader, Mr. Paulson is responsible for the overall financial...

Sue Kuhaneck
President

Sue Kuhaneck has been with PAS since 1999 and in her role as President, Sue handles the day-to-day operations of the company.  Starting her...

Kevin Telfer
Senior Vice President of Sales

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Kevin and his teammate Becki, function as the primary hunters of new clients for PAS. Kevin has 26...

Becki Lord Pauley
Vice President of Sales, East

Becki has 30 years of experience in the Multifamily Industry. Becki started her career in property management with Edward Rose Properties in Indiana, Ohio...

Anna Saenz Bott
VP of Strategic Accounts and Analytics

Anna joined PAS in 2011 and brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the multifamily industry. Anna specializes in analytics, providing...

Angela Tran
VP of Revenue Management and Marketing

Angela Tran began working for PAS in 2007 as an Account Manager over the Western Region, managing a portfolio which included Fairfield Residential, The...

Sandy Hickey
Executive Manager

Sandy Hickey, a 30 year employee with PAS, also worked with David Onanian for 5 years prior at Southmark/Johnstown as his Executive Assistant. As...

Melinda Thompson
Account Executive

Melinda Thompson joined PAS in April 2015 with over 20 years of Property Management experience as New Construction Coordinator and Community Manager. Transitioning to...

Amy King Clark
Account Executive

With a decade’s worth of experience at PAS, Amy is dedicated to building sustainable relationships between her customer base and suppliers. In working effectively...

Ashley Collum
Account Executive

Ashley Collum joined PAS in 2008 and has over 5 years of Property Management experience. Ashley is responsible for the development and growth of...

Our Team

Member Service is second to none – our reputation as “the easiest buying group in the industry to do business with” is honestly earned. We understand your challenges and needs. Each of our professionals comes from the industry bringing together over 150 years of property management experience.