WHO WE ARE
Howard John Hall, Manager
Prior to his tenure heading Cottage Advisors, Mr. Hall was a noted Massachusetts real estate and land use attorney for 35 years, as well as a developer. Since the mid-1980s, Howard has served as a principal in multiple development companies throughout New England, including large scale residential and commercial developments. He has successfully permitted hundreds of projects over his career, including age-restricted residential communities. He prides himself on his commitment to developing communities that offer quality homes with a unique lifestyle to residents.
Howard’s dedication to preserving the natural beauty of sites–coupled with his own delight in meeting and talking to people–led him to explore a whole new kind of residential development. In 2005, he founded Cottage Advisors to combine efficient use of the land and high-quality homes with amenities designed for social interaction. He lamented the shift away from 1950s-era close-knit neighborhoods, as evidenced in the zoning trend of houses set more than 100 feet from the street. He also saw the need for affordable recreational properties that the working family could enjoy, as a large swath of North American homeowners were priced out of owning second homes. His vision for Cottage Advisors is to provide this sense of community to a new generation of homeowners.
Howard "Chip" Hall, Manager
Since joining with his father in 2007, Mr. Hall’s primary responsibilities have been site selection, property entitlement and community development oversight. With more than a decade of experience with cluster developments, he has overseen the permitting and development of more than 335 cottages. Prior to joining the family business, Chip held senior management positions for multiple high technology companies, of which seven were startup companies including two that he co-founded.
Chip takes special note of what is important to people when considering a home: they want to right-size, leave a smaller footprint on the land, and maximize their living space without expanding their square footage.
Kathy Hall, In-house Design Consultant
Kathy assists Cottage Advisors offering input on home designs, staging model homes, and coordinating all selections for each cottage design. As the liaison between the client and the production team, she works with all home buyers during the personalization process, guiding them through interior and exterior design options to the finishing touches that turn a house into a home.
Kathy’s goal is to help home buyers personalize a home that is a reflection of themselves that they can be proud of. She takes the time to understand each buyers’ “must haves” to help them make the most efficient choices resulting in their perfect property. From the initial walk-through to move-in day, Kathy is there to support clients’ design choices every step of the way. Kathy, and the rest of the Cottage Advisors family, wants buyers to be excited about the home-buying process, and to participate in the creation of a property they’ll be proud to show off.