Carla Cates

Director, Asset Services


Carla Cates is responsible for leadership of the Louisville staff and property management operations. In addition, Carla is responsible for the property management of National City Tower, a 38-story highrise office building in Louisville, Kentucky. She has 31 years experience in the commercial real estate industry, providing property management services for suburban and downtown properties as well as leasing services for owners and tenants.

Prior to joining the company, Carla also performed management and leasing services at National City Tower for the previous owner, positioning it as one of the premier properties in the Louisville market. She worked for other prominent real estate firms including M&J Wilkow Properties, Heitman, Kennedy Wilson and JMB Properties. Over the course of her career, she has negotiated several million square feet of leasing transactions, including major deals with Humana Inc., PNC Bank and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

community leadership

  • Past board chairman, Louisville Downtown Management District
  • Past board member, Louisville Downtown Development Corporation
  • Participant, Leadership Louisville (FOCUS Louisville)
  • Volunteer official, USA Swimming

Awards & Associations

  • Member, BOMA Louisville
  • Member, Women in Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) Louisville
  • Member, CCIM Kentucky Chapter
  • Member, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Kentucky Chapter


  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Gearing Capital
  • Panattoni
  • Pinchal & Co.
  • Transwestern