Katie Degutis

Senior Project Manager

Katie Degutis brings more than eight years of experience in the student housing industry to her role as Senior Project Manager at Catalyst. Having worked at the property level and in management with student housing properties, Katie is able to use her experience on the ground to bring a unique perspective on what students are looking for when searching for a home. Katie oversees daily production and manages vendor relationships for specialty services.

Prior to Catalyst, Katie worked at University Realty, an Austin-based property management company, while attending the University of Texas at Austin and studying English, and Rhetoric & and Writing. During her time at University Realty, Katie held a variety of roles overseeing the management and maintenance of more than 500 commercial and residential units. Katie has also worked with local nonprofit organizations, gaining experience in both small- and large-scale event planning, marketing, volunteer team coordination, vendor relationships, and more. Her unique ability to see the big picture of each project serves to improve each piece she works on.

Outside of the office, Katie has perfected the art of opening champagne bottles with a saber and often considers herself the funniest person in the room. If she had her way, every day would start with a mashup of ’90s hits and watching videos of pandas playing in snow.