Dan Cottingham

Dan Cottingham and his dear friend, John D. Chalk III, proudly founded Cottingham Chalk in 1983. Dan serves as the firm’s President and remains focused on creating, maintaining and nurturing a dynamic work environment for the best agents in the business. Under his watch, the firm has achieved sales of over $10 [...]

Dan Cottingham and his dear friend, John D. Chalk III, proudly founded Cottingham Chalk in 1983. Dan serves as the firm’s President and remains focused on creating, maintaining and nurturing a dynamic work environment for the best agents in the business. Under his watch, the firm has achieved sales of over $10 billion.

Dan moved to Charlotte to enter the real estate business with, at that time, the leading firm in town. After two years he was promoted to Sales Manager of the top producing office in the two Carolinas at age 25. One year after starting Cottingham Chalk at the young age of 30, Dan served as President of the Charlotte Association of Realtors. He always says lead by example, and no other firm in the region can match the leadership legacy we have…Patty McKeel, Donna Anderson, Sandy Larsh, Eric Locher and Maren Brisson-Kuester (two terms) also served as Presidents of our Realtor Association.

Dan chose to be a Realtor because he believes it to be a higher calling. He continues to be quite active in the community serving the needs of children and those who have fallen on tough times. He lives in Myers Park with his wife and enjoys time with his family, especially his four grandchildren who all live in Charlotte.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

  • What and how you do something is not as important as why you do it. You have to have a passion. Our team has a passion to serve, and simply put, that passion is the sole reason so much of our business comes from others recommending us to their family and friends.

ACHIEVEMENTS & DESIGNATIONS

  • National Association of Realtors®
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors®
  • Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association
  • Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Charlotte Regional Realtors Association®, President (1984)
  • Charlotte Regional Realtors Association®, Realtor of the Year (1992)
  • North Carolina Association of Realtors®, Past Director
  • North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation, Member
  • Dean of the Realtors Institute, Past Associate
  • Recipient of Charlotte Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO’s Award, 2019

PERSONAL INFO

  • Proud husband, father and grandfather
  • Graduate UNC – Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte Family Housing, board member
  • The First Tee of Greater Charlotte, previous Chairman
  • Kinder-Mourn, previous board member
  • Children’s Miracle Network, previous board member
  • American Lung Association, previous board member
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, previous board member
  • Queens University, previous board member
  • Novant Health Board of Trustees, SPR
  • Myers Park Country Club, member

Fun Facts

  • I love watching people grow, watching their businesses grow and helping them navigate the good and not so good times. Very rewarding.
  • My favorite thing about Charlotte is our beautiful canopy of trees and how Charlotte is so welcoming to folks moving to our beautiful city.
  • Jost Van Dyke in the BVI’S is one of my favorite vacation spots.
  • I love to garden and lose all concept of time when my hands are in the dirt.
  • Along with my 5 brothers and sisters, I lived in a girl’s dorm at South Georgia College as a kid.

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