about centro

Centro Management delivers performance built property management which benefits both the resident, with fast and efficient service, and the results-driven owner. Our approach stems from experience: we learned as owners how third party property managers were taking shortcuts that hurt both the tenants and owners.  So we decided to do it ourselves and to be the best, simply put. 

Our mindset is to provide professional property management that is affordable and effective for everyone involved. For over 40 years, we have prided ourselves in not cutting corners -- our detailed-oriented staff works hard on providing the utmost in customer service. 

To learn more about our background, please read this case study.

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Our team is experienced, nimble and creative

For the past 40 years, we have worked hard to earn the trust of our loyal customers. Together, we have built a team that operates with a mindset of integrity and tenacity. Please read more about our corporate culture.

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Jerry Mason

Founder

As co-founder, Jerry has brokered, managed, invested in, and developed multi-family properties and operated the property management business for more than 40 years. Jerry graduated from OSU with a B.S. in Business Management, and is a past president of Metro Multi-family Housing Association (now Multifamily NW), the largest association of apartment management companies and owners in the Northwest. He brings a wealth of experience to each opportunity.

Alex Audié

Partner

As a partner, Alex directs strategy and operations. Prior to Centro, Alex had an extensive career in the energy sector, starting in Paris as a member of the international acquisition team of Electricité de France (“EDF”), the largest utility and nuclear operator in the world, and later became VP. He also headed Mercury Consulting of Barcelona, Spain, leading its team of 110 consultants in Europe and West Africa serving the oil and gas industry. In addition, he has extensive experience in managing complex projects in both property management and real estate. He holds degrees in Political Sciences and in International Business from Panthéon-Sorbonne – Paris.

Chanel Griffen

Regional Manager

Chanel joins Centro as Regional Manager after spending over 10 years in the property management space in the Pacific Northwest. Chanel focuses her time and energy on exceeding expectations for residents so that their experience is both enjoyable and long lasting. Originally from the pacific northwest, Chanel studied Accounting and Finance at Edmond's Community College in Seattle and enjoys hiking.

Bert Norris

Senior Accountant

As Senior Accountant, Bert leads our accounting and treasury processes, HR reporting and benefits review. With a lot of international experience under his belt and best practices training at some of the largest companies in the world such as HP and Nike, Bert brings world class skills to our growing organization. He is skilled in setting up processes and ensuring our financials are sound.Bert holds a Public Accounting Degree from Universidad de Guadalajara. In his spare time, he likes to kayak, ski and is an enthusiast of flying kites.‍

Christy Coleman

Administrative Assistant

Christy joins the Westland Investors and Centro Management team as an administrative assistant. Before working at Westland Investors, Christy spent nine years performing high volume administrative duties for two vastly different types of law offices. While working, she went to school and obtained a degree in Interior Design.Two years ago, Christy moved back to Oregon from Texas to be closer to her family. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.

José Mora-Torres

Accountant

Before joining Centro as Accountant, José worked as a Relationship Manager at Key Bank in Oregon. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Portland State in Accounting and Finance. In addition, he is a board member on a local affordable housing non-profit called Bienestar. A long time Oregon resident, he is an avid outdoorsman and loves fishing and hiking.