Professional Qualifications

Business owners recognize the value other professionals bring to the table. With Tipton & Associates representing your interests, you draw upon a staff with decades of experience dedicated to resolving your commercial real estate needs.

Jack Tipton


With over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, Jack Tipton has long been a respected member of the Pittsburgh commercial real estate community. He possesses a wide range of experience in every facet of real estate. With Tipton & Associates representing your interests, you have the full involvement of the Company Principal, bringing his knowledge and that of his associates to address your real estate concerns.

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker of Record in Pennsylvania
  • Client represeantation and brokerage experience includes extensive market knowledge, site selection and evaluation of the lease or acquire decision.
  • Experienced in all real estate negotiations, transactions, due diligence analysis, and consultative services for offices, medical offices, and retail clients.
  • Established tenant representation and leasing departments at Armstrong Development Properties, including an international affiliation with GVA Worldwide representing over 200 firms that include Cigna, PaineWebber, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Associated Press, and Prudential Insurance.
  • Member of the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, utilizing a unique knowledge of the evolving health care industry to provide consultative services to hospitals and specialty practices throught Western Pennsylvania.
  • National experience as a Director of Leasing & Asset Management for a real estate syndication firm controlling 23 properties in 14 states totalling over 4 million square feet in size.

Clifton Owens

Director, Facility Services

Over 20 years of experience in construction, project management and the design of commercial facilities. Cliff Owens has provided design and construction management services for some of the largest real estate developments in Western Pennsylvania. Cliff has the experience to design efficient space for office, medical office, and retail space users and translate that design into brick and mortar.

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania
  • Responsible for design and planning services for the 1.2 million SF Gateway Center office complex, located in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Capable of directing multiple projects concurrently while maintaining high standards of workmanship and budget awareness.
  • Developed a database system to track physical assets for hospitals utilizing bar coding, relational databases and intelligent CAD drawings.

Keith Ruffing

Leasing & Brokerage

Keith has been actively involved in the commercial and residential real estate industry for over a decade. He has wide ranging, on-ground experience in the evaluation of sites for some of the nation's largest retailers.

  • Site selection analysis of CVS Pharmacy sites across the nation.
  • Due Diligence and site selection analysis of potential JP Morgan Chase locations across the United States.
  • Residential real estate experience throughout Western Pennsylvania, where his team consistently ranked in the top five for gross earned commissions.
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania.