SSH Real Estate

Cathryn Coate

Senior Vice President

Cathryn Coate, SIOR provides comprehensive real estate services, including tenant and landlord representation (office, land, and industrial acquisition and sales). She also provides consulting services to a diverse base of local and national organizations. With a particular focus on nonprofit organizations, Cathy applies her expertise and knowledge of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and resources to help clients achieve their strategic, operational, and financial goals.

Following a successful career in the nonprofit world where she held leadership positions with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Cathy initially joined SSH in 1997. She left to provide brokerage services at Colliers International and GVA Smith Mack. Cathy returned to SSH in 2016.


Cathy graduated from University of Denver with a B.A. in Social Sciences and from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Social Work. She also attended Temple University Real Estate Institute.

Professional and Personal Affiliations:

  • Executive Committee and Past President, Philadelphia Chapter Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • Lambda Alpha International
  • Trustee, Friends Select School
  • Member, Union League of Philadelphia

Select Clients:

  • AIDS Law Project
  • Association for Public Art
  • Bread & Roses Community Fund
  • Campus Philly
  • Children’s Literacy Initiative
  • Committee of Seventy
  • Samuel S. Fels Fund
  • Fleisher / Ollman Gallery
  • Floss Barber, Inc.
  • Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
  • Health Federation of Philadelphia
  • InterAct Theatre
  • Law Offices Berner Klaw & Watson LLP
  • Law Offices Leonard K Hill & Associates
  • Leeway Foundation
  • Marlboro Music Festival & Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
  • Matarazzo & Milici Group
  • Metcalfe Architecture & Design
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council
  • Philadelphia FIGHT
  • PhillyCAM
  • Women’s Way
  • Youth Service, Inc.