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 located in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and Texas.  While in Oregon, Cathy studied at Portland State University majoring in Accounting and also obtained an Oregon State Property Management license.   

Cathy began working with The Tipton Group in 2006 as Financial Manager for a portfolio of properties. In her current role, Cathy provides analysis for prospective acquisitions and coordinates acquisitions and dispositions in addition to her role as Contract Negotiator and Coordinator.


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Cathy's significant accomplishments include:

  • Assisted with the acquisition of properties in Washington, Oregon, California and Texas valued in excess of $1,000,000,000
  • Assisted with the refinances of several properties in excess of $350,000,000
  • Recipient of the prestigious Tipton Group President's Award twice for outstanding performance


Cathy has been directly involved in the identification and underwriting of potential acquisitions for Tipton's clients, and has assisted in the management transactions of all new accounts, while simultaneously performing as contract coordinator for significant property contracts (laundry, cable, utilities, etc.).