Catherine Coffey Director of Operations, Rental Division
Catherine is originally from Pasadena, Maryland, where everything in life is boating, crab cakes and football. While she loves all of those things, her true passion is music. Even when she was just four years old, her parents began to see the passion that was growing in their little girl. When Catherine was 14 years old, her parents decided it was time to turn in their snow boots for flip-flops and move the family to Cape Coral, Florida.
After settling in Cape Coral, Catherine decided to focus on her true passion – singing. Her parents were the supportive driving force through it all. It wasn’t long before she had gigs every weekend and participated in singing competitions that earned her the title of Female Vocalist for the State of Florida six years in a row with the Country Music Association. At 16 years old, she held the same title that LeAnn Rimes did in the National Country Music Association competition in Las Vegas. She also opened for national acts including Little Feat, John Anderson (three times), O-town, Inner Circle, and Hank Williams III.
Catherine’s parents instilled structure and independence in her when she was young and suggested that she also get into the real estate business, as they have been Realtors for more than 35 years. By the time she was 20, Catherine had earned her degree in music and her real estate license. The first five years in the business she sold homes Rent-to-Own, helping buyers purchase homes with owner financing. Catherine fell in love with helping people find their dream home and giving them the ability to finance it.
With this new-found passion, she quickly advanced to property manager and office manager roles, where she realized she had a passion for creating structure merging real estate with property management. Having the ability and opportunity to piece together every function of an operation and watch it grow is one of her greatest joys. This is where she found her career with Royal Shell. As Director of Operations for our Rental Division, Catherine has found her home and her family. She strives to provide her team with support, integrity, positivity, passion and encouragement to provide our guests and our property owners with Royal Shell’s white glove customer service.
So although the small-town Maryland girl still loves her Old Bay seasoning, she won’t trade her palm trees, flip-flops and paradise.