Cathy Couto
|Director Acquisitions and Major Contracts

Cathy has thirty-five years in the apartment industry, with the majority of her experience in the position of Controller for property management companies based in Oregon and Texas.  Over the course of her career, Cathy has managed the accounting for more than 13,000 apartment units and assisted with acquisitions, dispositions and refinances for properties in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Texas.  While in Oregon, Cathy studied Accounting at Portland State University and also obtained an Oregon State Property Management license.  Cathy has also held a Real Estate Sales license in the State of Washington.

Cathy began working with the Tipton Group in 2006 as Financial Manager for a portfolio of properties located in Dallas, Fort Worth and Midland, Texas. 


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In her current role Cathy is directly involved with the identification and underwriting of potential acquisitions for Tipton's clients, coordinates closings for both acquisitions and dispositions and works closely with Tipton's property tax consultants and with Tipton's clients to help monitor and minimize property taxes.   In addition, Cathy negotiates Tipton's major contracts related to cable and internet marketing agreements, laundry leases, utilities, collection agencies and many others.

Cathy currently serves as a member of Tipton's Board of Directors.

Cathy's significant accomplishments include:

  • Assisted with the acquisition of properties in Washington, Oregon, California and Texas valued in excess of $2,000,000,000
  • Assisted with refinances of several properties in excess of $400,000,000
  • Recipient of the prestigious Tipton Group President's Award twice for outstanding performance.