Cathy Crenshaw


Sloss Real Estate





Cathy Crenshaw

Cathy Crenshaw joined the family business immediately after graduating from college. Under Ms. Crenshaw’s leadership, Sloss has grown into one of the leading renovators of historic commercial buildings in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Ms. Crenshaw works tirelessly for the revitalization and enhancement of Birmingham’s unique commercial and residential downtown districts.

Ms. Crenshaw 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. Ms. Crenshaw recently completed 2 years of study at Harvard University as a Loeb Fellow and was a visiting student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Ms. Crenshaw serves on the Board of Directors of many notable organizations, including The Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham Rotary Club, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham-Southern College, and Operation New Birmingham, where she served as Chairperson in 2003.

Ms. Crenshaw is a full member of The Urban Land Institute where she served on the Inner City Council as a ULI. She has also participated in Advisory Service Panels and Forums and The Mayors’ Institute on City Design.



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