Cathy Ferraro and her late, beloved mother and partner Dolly Ferraro, established Ferraro & Associates Realty in Beverly Hills in 1972. Cathy and Dolly trained together at Grubb & Ellis, and then decided to open their own office.
Ferraro & Associates, after 37 years in operation, remains an independently-owned, full-service real estate brokerage and property management firm. Many of Ferraro’s clients are also children of clients. One specialty of Ferraro is high-end rentals: they represent 27 homes and condominiums for lease in Beverly Hills, Bel Air and BHPO. In addition to handling residential purchases and sales on the Westside and the valley, Ferraro also manages more than 100 apartment units.
Ferraro also has a long track record in shopping centers, office leasing and restaurant deals. For example, Cathy saved the actual,
physical Brown Derby shopping center on Wilshire Boulevard. Other notable deals were securing the premises and assisting with the build out of Maloney’s in Westwood, the Richard Ginori store in Beverly Hills and the Mutual of New York for their office space in Century City.
Several years ago, Cathy joined the Board of Directors of the Watts Learning Center, an inner city magnet school that has achieved remarkable results with single-parent kids. Cathy has taken a particular interest in their library, raising money and books for one of her “big” birthdays, as well as whenever clients are moving and have books they o longer wish to take with them. Every December Cathy and her team go to the school and do readings for kids.
While pursuing a degree in mathematics from UCLA, Cathy was one of the leads on General Hospital and Days of our Lives for several years, and later had a prime time series with Gary Collins called The Sixth Sense, did Midsummer Night’s Dream for Joe Papp in Central Park, and many guest appearances.