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Dedicated, driven and committed to her clients, native Houstonian Cortney Cole-Hall’s passion for sales, marketing, and real estate collaborated into one when she came home to Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. Having renovated purchased, and sold numerous homes, her experience and knowledge of the Houston real estate market provides a rooted foundation for her clients. Cortney strives to ensure each negotiation is met with complete satisfaction and an on-going partnership for years to come.
Prior to Cortney’s real estate career, she was the Director of Emerging Growth with Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division. The company has combined annual sales of approximately $17 billion, and serves consumers in 57 countries with a dedicated business-to-business sales organization. She lead a team of business-to-business sales professionals, whose focus was in the private sector, negotiating and retaining 99% of 65 M+ base in client contracts. Cortney was nominated Office Depot’s Global Innovation Award which recognizes top associates for innovation beyond marginal improvements in existing product and services that benefits the associates, customer, and shareholders.
Cortney’s illustrious background in sales has proven invaluable to her real estate career. Standing behind her sterling reputation, she is hands-on from contract to closing with every deal brokered. She stays current with market trends understanding the importance of being knowledgeable in the premier Houston neighborhoods in which she sells. Her fantastic negotiation skills yield a “win-win” outcome for all parties involved in a transaction.
Through her success, Cortney has received recognition from the Houston Grand Opera for her contributions to the Houston community with the Ovation Award – Working with many national and Houston-based nonprofits including Houston Symphony, Pink Door Nonprofit Organization, YMCA and Dress for Success. Her philanthropic outreach and fundraising success has also been recognized by the Houston Chronicle as one of “Houston’s 25 “it” Girls” among gold medalists Simone Biles and Simone Manuel.
Cortney’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, ESCP Europe Business School-International and Global Business Studies in Paris, France, and Masters in Business Administration from Tulane University. She is a member of the Houston Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.