Once upon a time, Cortland started small. And though we have over 1,500 associates these days, we strive to hire authentic and innovative individuals whose values reflect the very best of our company culture. We believe that our team makes us who we are, and they are the ones making a difference in the lives of our residents. Say hello to one of our rising stars — Lindsey Gay
Lindsey originally hails from Auburn, Alabama, but is now enjoying the sunshine of West Palm Beach, where she’s a Community Manager for Cortland’s Portofino Place. This newlywed just bought a condo on the beach, and when she’s not making residents’ lives easier at Portofino Place, you’ll likely find her in the gym or on the water. Thanks for everything you do, Lindsey!
What made you excited to work for Cortland?
I came from a very corporate and uptight property management company. When I first interviewed with my new bosses, they showed me nothing but love and were so welcoming! I knew I was in the right place.
What’s the most rewarding thing about your job?
Helping my staff grow. Most of my staff are new to the industry and they’re so excited to help people and see the community evolve during the renovation process. Their hard work drives me to work harder each day.
I moved in last month and could not be more thrilled. Cortland’s amazing representatives, such as Lindsey, are all on the top of their game…The customer service is top-notch. From looking at the units, to answering questions, to securing any little fixes when I moved in, everything was fast and polite.
If you could participate in any historical event, which would it be?
World War II. The poster of Rosie the Riveter was the icon for women in that war, and she represents all that women can be! I would have loved to have been a part of the first group of women handling the factories and running the country.
What keeps you motivated?
My dad. He has always been the hardest worker I know and my inspiration. If I ever feel like a job is too big or too hard, I just call him and he lets me know that there’s nothing I can’t do or conquer.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Phuket, Thailand. I lived there almost seven years ago and haven’t been able to go back since I left.
What’s the first thing you’d buy if you won the lottery?
My own gym!
If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
I would love to get my HVAC license. I think it would be awesome to go into someone’s apartment and get their A/C running, just to surprise them!