Professional Background and Qualifications

CA Stanford Consulting, Principal
2006 to Present

CA Stanford Consulting specializes in real estate and assists clients in government and public affairs; strategic planning; property development; and historic preservation. Her clients include municipalities; developers; non-profit community groups and industry associations. Catherine teaches classes in Strategic Facilities Planning and Project Management.

Catherine's career spans 30 years in commercial real estate and includes work in both the public and the private sector. She has skills and experience in asset management; property development, rehabilitation, and acquisition; corporate real estate; business development; public and government affairs; urban and community-based land use planning.

Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, Seattle
1990 to 2005

Director of Real Estate     1997 to 2005

  • Responsible for the development of the LaSalle Senior Housing and Senior Center Project; the pre-development assessment of the PC-1 site; and the acquisition of the First and Pine Building.
  • Oversight of commercial and residential property management, farm program, and capital construction and facilities planning. As a member of the management team she was responsible for an $11 million budget.
  • Liaison for the Market with other downtown organizations, and the City of Seattle.

Commercial Property Manager     1990 to 1997

  • Managed 225 commercial leased spaces within the eight buildings owned by the PDA
  • Responsibilities included lease negotiations; providing assistance to business owners in marketing and management; analyzing sales data in the context of the retail climate of the area; budget preparation.

Hare, Brewer and Kelly, Palo Alto
1985 to 1988

Full Service Real Estate and Development Company located in Palo Alto, CA

Director of Asset Management

  • Managed, supervised and trained a staff of 14 responsible for management, marketing and leasing of over 2.5 million square feet of commercial properties.
  • Collaborated in pre-acquisition analysis and planning teams for the development of commercial properties.

Varian Associates
1983 to 1985

Fortune 500 High Tech Manufacturing Company Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA

Senior Corporate Real Estate Manager

  • Supervised Property Managers and support staff.
  • Fully responsible for leased and owned properties; handled or managed all details from budget preparation through lease negotiation.
  • Responsible for procuring space on a national basis; included developing site criteria; preparation of cost analysis and recommendations.

Hare, Brewer and Kelley
1982 to 1985

Property Manager, Commercial Division

  • Managed Commercial portfolios of 1.4 Million square feet of commercial property in the Silicon Valley area.
  • Responsibilities included: creation of annual operating budgets; cost control; property inspection; vendor and construction contract review and negations; marketing supervision and lease negotiation.


Elected Officials

Ruth Kagi,
32nd District State Representative
Bob Ferguson,
King County Councilmember
Dave Hutchison,
Mayor Lake Forest Park
Keith McGlashen,
Mayor, Shoreline
Sandy Koppenol,
Councilmember, Lake Forest Park
Robert Lee,
Councilmember, Lake Forest Park
Don Fiene,
Councilmember, Lake Forest Park


National Women's Political Caucus of Washington

Cascade Bicycle Club

King County Realtors

Community Leaders

Dan Allison
Jeff and Judy Altman
Ron and Jan Barcello
Chuff Barden
David Bilski
Ros and Tom Bird
Mamie Bolender
David Carlton
Carol Dahl
Brook Garberding
Jackie Gardner
Victoria Gilleland
Doug Gochanour
Jim Hansen
Charlie Heffernan
Teri Howatt
Don McGilvra, Former Councilmember, LFP
Connie Olstad
Roger Olstad, Former Councilmember, LFP
Mark Phillips
George and Betsy Piano
Sally Renn
Gary and Candy Richards
Laurie Rudel
Richard and Polly Saunders
Lloyd Skinner
Karen and Phil Sluiter
Anne Stadler
Jeff Weissman

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