About Redfern Properties

The two managing partners of Redfern Properties stand next to each other at a construction site.

Catherine Culley, Co-Founder/Partner, has broad experience in managing detailed projects and programs. She provides vision and project management on all of Redfern’s developments and has a keen focus on sustainability issues. Prior to Redfern Properties, Catherine was a founder/owner of Chaney, Culley & Associates, an event management and logistics firm based in Seattle.

Catherine holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Jonathan Culley, Managing Partner, has extensive business, investment, and real estate experience. He co-founded Redfern Properties in 2005 and is responsible for the overall activities of the firm. Prior to Redfern Properties, Jonathan was a Senior Associate at Boeing Ventures in Seattle.

Jonathan currently serves as Board Chair for Avesta Housing, the largest nonprofit affordable housing provider in Northern New England. He also serves on the Board of the Quality Housing Coalition.

Jonathan holds an A.B. and an M.B.A., both from Duke University.

Haynes Johnston, Development Associate, joined Redfern Properties in 2021 and supports the firm’s development activities. Prior to Redfern Properties, he worked as an architectural designer for the Knickerbocker Group.

Haynes holds a Masters Degree in Sustainable Real Estate Development and a Masters in Architecture, both from Tulane University and a B.A. from Bates College.

Redfern is a socially and environmentally conscious real estate development firm with a focus on mixed-use and multi-family housing.

We focus on infill and other “smart-growth” development with emphasis on placemaking. Redfern Properties strives to create unique residences and commercial spaces, while making neighborhoods and communities more vibrant and sustainable.

Our Partners

Redfern is small and nimble firm. Our strong relationships with other professional firms and organizations allow us to take on big and bold projects by assembling outstanding interdisciplinary teams. Some of our current and past collaborators are as follows:

Architecture + Construction

A collage of logos including Ryan Senatore Architecture, Aceto Landscape Architecture + Urban Design, Structural Integrity consulting engineers, Kaplan Thompson Architects, Soren Deniord Design Studio, Acorn Engineering, Scattergood Design, Diversacorp, Allied Cook Construction, Herbert Construction, and Landry/French Construction.

Community + Philanthropic

A collage of logos consisting of Congress Square Redesign, Avesta Housing, Mayo Street Arts, and Portland Community Squash.