Cortney is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a double major in Consumer Economics and Real Estate. Cortney previously worked one year in the merchant services industry in outside sales, where he was recognized for being in the top 10% of company sales representatives. In 2012, Cortney kicked off his career in real estate with Lima One Capital where he accepted the position of Head of Business Development for Atlanta. Cortney was promoted to Director of Business Development for the company in 2014. He heads up the expansion for sales into 40 new states and over 75 new markets. Not only knowing the financing side of the business, Cortney is an active real estate investor himself, focusing on buying fixing, and selling of homes.