Cathy Jones CPA, CCIM
Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
Background & Experience
Cathy Jones has 30+ years experience in finance and commercial real estate, with an emphasis in investment sales, financial oversight of real estate and investment holdings, asset management, property management, leasing, real estate market analysis, contract negotiations, financing, corporate cash management, and business development.
Ms. Jones started her career in the accounting field. She joined the Audit Department of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche) and earned her public accounting certification in 1984.
During this time she worked on a wide variety of engagements including gaming, financial institutions, master-planned communities, municipalities, and other business entities, and her experience includes SEC reports, annual reports and internal financial statements.
Ms. Jones joined the Nevada Title Company family of companies in 1984 as Chief Financial Officer. During her tenure as CFO, Nevada Title Company achieved and maintained its position as having the number one market share, and specifically dominated in the commercial real estate market. Ms. Jones retained her financial responsibilities to Nevada Title as she led the effort to establish Westcor Land Title Insurance Company in 1993. During her term as President of Westcor, the Company became licensed in 22 states and operated in six. Gross premium revenues in 2002 exceeded $50 million. Ms. Jones was responsible for the management and oversight of all of the Companyís real estate holdings, both owned and leased during her tenure with the Company.
In 2003, Ms. Jones moved into the field of commercial real estate brokerage with a focus on investment sales. Since that time Ms. Jones and her team have closed in excess of $700 million in commercial sales transactions. Ms. Jones formed her own commercial real estate firm, Sun Commercial Real Estate, Inc., in 2006. The company currently operates two offices, one in Las Vegas, Nevada and one in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the number one woman owned brokerage in the greater Las Vegas marketplace. In 2009, Ms. Jones expanded the Asset Management and Property Management capabilities of her companies through the formation of Sun Property Management, LLC. This Company is on a fast-track of growth and has already made significant strides in gaining market share.
Professional Affiliations & Designations
Ms. Jones has served as a Director for Wells Fargo Bank of Nevada (Norwest) since 1997. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Southern Nevada for the past 20+ years, with positions including Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. Ms. Jones is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Southern Nevada Chapter of CCIM and achieved her designation as a CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Manager, in 2005. She is a 1994 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and has served on the Advisory Board of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Cathy Jones has a bachelorís degree in accounting from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Commercial Investment Member.