Cottonwood Residential News

Natalia Devivo Joins Cottonwood Residential as Atlanta Based Regional Manager
Salt Lake City, Utah - Friday, September 23, 2016

Cottonwood Residential brings new talent to their team with the addition of Natalia Devivo as a Regional Manager. Natalia will be overseeing the communities owned and managed by Cottonwood in Georgia.

Natalia has worked in multifamily for over 15 years, and her prior roles include Community Manager, Senior Community Manager, and Regional Manager with Gables Residential and Panther Properties Management, LLC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Swinburne University, Australia.

“Natalia has immense knowledge about the Georgia market and is a strong leader with a positive and motivating personality,” said Brandy Hall, Vice President of Property Management. “Her knowledge of Class A lease up communities and value add renovations in markets throughout the east coast will bring new and innovative ideas to our teams in the Georgia market.”

Cottonwood Hires Danielle Noel as National Training Manager
Salt Lake City, Utah - Thursday, September 8, 2016

Danielle Noel has joined Cottonwood Residential as National Training Manager to assist with onboarding programs and education. Danielle is based in Atlanta and will be supporting community teams across the country through regional and national trainings, both online and in-person.

“Danielle is very industry savvy and has a gift for teaching complex material in an easy to understand way,” said Jaynee Samnik, VP of Operations. “She will be a great benefit to our team to enhance understanding and knowledge of systems and tools.”

Danielle has a strong background in multifamily, having worked in various roles within the industry. She started with Campus Apartments as a leasing agent, then moved into a Regional Director of Marketing position. Danielle has also worked with Landmark Apartment Trust as a Regional Marketing Director. Most recently, Danielle was a Product Manager with Binary Fountain, leading its multifamily sales division.

Cottonwood manages in 17 different states. Danielle will work to increase knowledge of marketing, leasing systems and tools across the portfolio.

Cottonwood Welcomes Kenny Block to Executive Team as Director of Facility Management
Salt Lake City, Utah - August 31, 2016

Cottonwood Residential is fortunate to welcome Kenny Block to its executive team as the Director of Facility Management. Kenny started in August 2016, bringing extensive knowledge of maintenance and capital improvements.

Kenny has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, having worked with Archstone for over 20 years.

Brandy Hall, VP of Property Management said, “Bringing Kenny on is a big win, we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber and talent on our team.”

Kenny has helped develop maintenance policies and best practices for the industry. He is a frequent speaker and trainer with the Dallas Apartment Association and has also presented for National Apartment Association events.

One of Kenny’s roles at Cottonwood will be to further build upon Cottonwood’s strong education and maintenance programs.

“Cottonwood is buying exceptional assets,” says Chad Christensen, President of Cottonwood Residential, “Kenny brings an exceptional talent that will help us continue to build our strong brand"

Cottonwood Residential Purchases an Urban Landmark in Nashville, TN
Nashville, Tennessee - August 26, 2016

The Melrose Apartments, a local landmark in the Nashville, TN area, is the third class-A acquisition by Cottonwood Residential this month. Built on the site of the 1940-era Melrose Movie Theater, this apartment community now incorporates the 7,400 square foot historic movie space into trendy homes, resident amenities, and the destination restaurant, Sinema.

“Melrose combines southern charm and contemporary style to create a true living and entertainment destination,” said Dan Shaeffer, CEO of Cottonwood Residential.

Residents can choose one or two bedroom homes in a variety of layouts. The homes feature granite countertops, up to twelve foot ceilings, and stained concrete or hardwood-style flooring. The community offers unique amenities like a movie screening lounge and a music performance space.

This is the fifth property Cottonwood owns and/or manages in Tennessee, and the fourth community in the greater Nashville area. To find out more about The Melrose or information about pricing and availability please visit

Modern, Urban, and Walkable: Cottonwood Purchases Luxury 197-Unit Elan Westside in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, Georgia - August 3, 2016

Cottonwood Residential is increasing its investment in urban, walkable communities with the purchase of Elan Westside Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia. Elan Westside is a 197-unit luxury property located at 691 14th Street, just moments from the Westside Provisions retail district with shopping, entertainment, and some of the highest-rated restaurants in Atlanta.

Elan Westside has nearly 20 different floorplan options, offering a contemporary aesthetic with home features that include hardwood or concrete flooring, floor to ceiling windows, and stainless steel appliances. Elan Westside offers the convenience of on-site retail shops, including Revelator Coffee, Kane Boutique, Cooks & Soldiers and SIA.

“Elan Westside has a prime location with luxury design and amenities. This is the place where people want to be,” said Glenn Rand, Executive Vice President at Cottonwood Residential.

Elan Westside is the tenth property owned and/or managed by Cottonwood Residential in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. To learn more about Elan Westside or to schedule a tour, please visit