Cathy Exeter is a graduate of California State University, Hayward with a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and minors in English, Sociology, and Psychology. She also obtained a California Teaching Credential.
With more than 20 years of experience in construction and commercial real estate, Cathy brings a unique blend of leadership, vision, and a diligent hands-on attitude that consistently achieves outstanding results. As Vice President, Project Manager for the Douglas Allred Company, Cathy manages high-end commercial real estate development projects — from conceptual site planning and preliminary budgeting through final construction and tenant occupancy.
Cathy’s varied responsibilities include establishing and meeting project schedules; screening and selecting general contractors and design teams; and establishing and maintaining relationships with local municipalities and commerce departments to secure building permits and verify client tax benefits. Cathy works with her senior managers to establish team workload capacities, prepare project development budgets and consistently beat very demanding tenant move-in deadlines. She always strives to accommodate each client’s unique needs and expectations while meeting budgets and timelines.
Since joining the Douglas Allred Company in 1999, Cathy has taken great pride in working for a firm that offers its people the flexibility to balance their careers and family. The Douglas Allred Company also works as a team where everyone shares in the company’s success. Cathy’s favorite part of her job is being recognized by city development departments for meeting impossible deadlines while upholding the high standards of quality and integrity that are synonymous with the Douglas Allred Company.
Cathy’s professional affiliations include membership in Orange County Business Real Estate Women, as well as the Orange County and Phoenix Chapters of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Cathy and her husband live in North San Diego with their four kids. In their free time, they enjoy playing soccer, running, scuba diving, and spending time at the beach.