2010 Cotton Report: Investors and Relocation Driving Market Recovery

April 5, 2010

The Cotton Report’s latest survey focused on buyer confidence and attitudes about market recovery among roughly 1,000 individuals pursuing real estate purchases. As a follow up to the 2009 Cotton Report, the latest survey produced measurable year-to-year transition in the market. “The current transactional marketplace is made up of investors capitalizing on foreclosures and primary homebuyers relocating. The second home and vacation home market has retracted and lifestyle buyers are delaying purchases” Laurie Andrews, COO of Cotton & Company, explains, “The current transactional marketplace is made up of investors capitalizing on foreclosures and primary homebuyers relocating. The second home and vacation home market has retracted and lifestyle buyers are delaying purchases,” Andrews adds, “We anticipate increased momentum in 6-12 months… Read more »

A Glimmer of Hope in Housing Market

March 23, 2010

Stephann Cotton of Cotton & Co. explains that a recent survey on buyer confidence shows that 34% of those polled expect a housing-market bottom within six months and 65% see a bottom within 12 months. Kelsey Hubbard reports. Click here to view video

Cotton & Company Expands Marketing Team

December 18, 2009

STUART, Fla. (Dec 18) | Cotton & Company is pleased to announce the addition of two executive team appointments. James Salvia is the new Chief Financial Officer and Laura Biller joins Cotton & Company as a marketing Account Executive. “We see tremendous opportunity in the market as we rebound from this economic cycle,” said Laurie Andrews, Chief Operating Officer. “We’re expanding our team immediately to service the growing needs of development partners re-entering the market. The new economy requires a new financial model, and Jim Salvia will be guiding our financial growth into the next decade.” Before joining Cotton & Company, Mr. Salvia began his accounting career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. There he worked with public and multinational clients, IPO engagement,… Read more »

Conspicuous Consumption Is Out, And Paranoid Optimism Is In

December 1, 2009

Stephann Cotton is CEO of the 26-year old Cotton & Co., a 50-employee Stuart based real estate marketing firm that represents residential and mixed-use communities, destination clubs, marinas, resorts and other tourism-related industries and groups as well as creating marketing reports and materials for corporate investors. Cotton just returned from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2009 Fall Meeting & Urban Land Expo in California. BJ: If you were the ULI spokesperson, what is your elevator speech on behalf of the group? SC: The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. BJ: What was an ‘Aha’ moment at the conference? SC: The phrase “paranoid… Read more »

Real Estate Marketer Sees Signs Sector Recovering

June 8, 2009

TREASURE COAST — Cotton and Company announced a significant increase in its national real estate marketing accounts. The company views these additions as signs of overall recovery for the real estate sector. The following national accounts have been added to its growing client roster within the past month: The Mark, San Diego; Quail West, Naples; Landmark, and Palm Beach Gardens. Chief Operating Officer Laurie Andrews explains, “The growth we’re experiencing is clearly a sign of recovery. Property owners are re-entering a real estate market that’s been stalled for the past 18 months; mortgages are at historic lows and pricing has leveled off at 2004 prices. Homebuyers are also recognizing the significant value that exists now.” Cotton and Company is a… Read more »

Cotton & Company Experiencing Real Estate Rebound Market Activity Sparks Increased Demand for Services

STUART, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cotton and Company announced today a significant increase in their national real estate marketing accounts. The firm views these additions as signs of overall recovery for the real estate sector. The following national accounts have been added to their growing client roster within the last month: The Mark, San Diego, CA; Quail West, Naples, FL; Landmark, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. “The growth we’re experiencing is clearly a sign of recovery. Property owners are re-entering a real estate market that’s been stalled for the past 18 months; mortgages are at historic lows and pricing has leveled off at 2004 prices. Homebuyers are also recognizing the significant value that exists now.” Chief Operating Officer, Laurie Andrews, explains, “The growth we’re… Read more »


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