Cathy is a member of the Barrie and District Association of Realtors and a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association and National Commercial Council of the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Council of Ontario. Cathy has been involved in many City of Barrie initiatives to attract development and investment within the city. This includes development/improvement focus groups held by the city for idea exchange for redevelopment of the downtown core, promoting and attracting business to Barrie and development of the south Barrie expansion lands.
Cathy Lowe has successfully listed and sold or leased numerous properties during her 35 years of experience in the GTA initially and for the past 30 years focusing on the Barrie and Central Ontario area. Cathy has been involved in selling/listing many properties since then, including large blocks of development land, investment properties & portfolios, and small individual user properties. Cathy also does a significant amount of commercial, industrial and office leasing in the Barrie and surrounding area.
In addition to leasing of Industrial, Commercial/retail and Office space properties, Cathy has extensive experience in sales. Sales of commercial and residential development land, retail/commercial building sales and industrial land and building sales.
Cathy has extensive experience in marketing and negotiation of sales and leasing doing an average of 50 transactions per year (both sales and leases) in Barrie and surrounding areas and has a strong handle on market values and what factors affect property values and saleability. This would include an understanding and knowledge of local trends, city wide developments areas and phasing, a thorough understanding of the City of Barrie zoning by-law and planning process as well as an understanding of permitted and realistic uses and rental rates for properties, all of which affect value.