Catherine Sloss Jones

President, CEO

Phone: (205) 802-2100

Catherine Sloss Jones is the president and CEO of Sloss Real Estate Company, Inc., a multi-disciplined real estate firm in Birmingham, Alabama.  Under her leadership, the company focuses on urban development and revitalization of the city center and on renewal and appropriate growth of her community.  Cathy and her company have made a commitment to rebuild urban neighborhoods, redevelop historic buildings, construct new buildings that honor their surroundings, and provide planning services throughout the region.

A member of the Urban Land Institute, Cathy has served on the Inner City Council and as a faculty member for the Daniel Rose Fellowship, working with mayors across the country.  Currently, she is on the national steering committee for LOCUS, an organization that works for real estate policy that supports walkable urbanism.  She founded and manages the Pepper Place Market, a nationally-recognized public market, and has served on the Farmers’ Market Advisory Board of the Ford Foundation.

Cathy graduated from Wofford College in 1975.  She received her CCIM Designation in 1991 and was chosen as the Birmingham Business Journal’s Woman of the Year in 2002.  Cathy recently completed 2 years of study at Harvard University as a Loeb Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Design.   In addition to honing her expertise in sound design principles and green buildings, she used her time at Harvard to study innovative models for mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhoods.  Since returning to Birmingham, she has applied that knowledge to her interest in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods, developing locally-based food systems and the overall health of the community.