Barbara Montes is the Managing Director of Caton Property Management LLC or Caton Commercial Real Estate Group. She assists ownership on an executive level with the oversight of the property management operations and providing guidance to staff, due diligence, training, assessment of operations, assisting with property performance evaluation, repositioning properties, creating standard operating procedures, budget preparation, market studies, and filing for Energy Star and other sustainable building certifications such as the IREM Certified Sustainable Property.
Prior to starting with Caton Property Management LLC, Barbara was the founder of APT Property Management Consulting, LLC. As a consultant, Barbara worked closely with investors and owners of commercial and multifamily real estate assets to assist them with many of the facets of property management.
Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Barbara Montes of Caton Commercial was Senior Managing Director for Kennedy Wilson Properties Group. She oversaw a large portion of the company’s national fee-managed multifamily portfolio and was responsible for the management and leasing of more than seven million square feet of office, retail and multifamily properties. She also supervised the management, leasing, construction, and accounting activities of the properties in her Midwest region. Barbara Montes was responsible for all financial and technical services in Kennedy Wilson’s Chicago office and oversaw human resources and payroll administration for property and regional personnel.
During her 29+ years of real estate management experience, Barbara has had the privilege of training and working closely with some of the most prestigious marketing firms in the country. Barbara has extensive experience in strategically directing lease-ups of luxury multifamily high rises, garden-style properties, and property rehab and repositions from construction to stabilization. Furthermore, she has overseen the management of student housing communities throughout the country. Prior to being promoted to Senior Managing Director, Ms. Montes was the Marketing Director for Kennedy Wilson for seven years and taught apartment leasing classes throughout the country.