A member of the Commonwealth Real Estate Services Executive team, Kathleen has been involved with the manufactured housing industry since 1996. Her experience is not only limited to management, but also as a manufactured housing community owner, giving her a unique skill set perfectly aligned to serving the financial needs of all our clients. Kathleen was born and raised in Oakland, California, where she first started gaining experience in bookkeeping and all the intricacies of running a business while wearing many different hats in a company owned by her family. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Western Washington University in June, 1987, Kathleen started her formal career as an accountant with a regional interior supply company in the Seattle area. She was subsequently hired as an internal auditor/accountant with PACCAR Inc. in Bellevue, Washington. After starting and raising a family, she joined Commonwealth Investors to manage their accounting in 1996 on a part-time basis. Her responsibilities grew as she served as a consultant to the Commonwealth Real Estate Services and helped perform various auditing related functions. In 2009 Kathleen was asked to head the accounting department as the Accounting Manager. Under the tutelage of Kathleen the accounting department has grown, and in 2013 Kathleen stepped into the position of Controller. Kathleen supervises the accounting team who are responsible for over 100 property portfolio accounts.
“Commonwealth has been providing us with professional management for over a decade. Previously, we had managed two Oregon parks by ourselves. Their promise was to improve operations and enhance cash flow. Promise has been kept.”
“Commonwealth has managed our two communities for nearly two decades. From the well-manicured common area landscaping to the demonstrated pride of ownership of our residents, we have enjoyed the results of high standards promoted by Commonwealth in having our communities stand out as two of the finest managed and most attractive communities in the Portland metropolitan area.”
“Commonwealth Real Estate Services has made my life stress free because I’m confident that any problems that may arise will be professionally handled in a timely manner. They are able to achieve a positive result for the most difficult situations. I’m very happy with our 17 year relationship and highly recommend Commonwealth Real Estate Services to any property owner who is in need of management. Keep up the good work Commonwealth.”
“I think you do a good job. Thanks for the help, and we plan to stay with you because of the professional and valuable service.”