Keith A. May Chief Executive Officer Keith May has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years and now brings that extensive experience to the real estate auction industry. Keith's widespread expertise in residential, commercial and investment real estate make him an integral asset to the Cottonwood Auctions team. Keith is also the owner of Kline May Realty, a residential real estate firm, and is the principal broker for both Priority Property Management and Cottonwood Commercial. Keith serves on the Board for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, and Eastern Mennonite School.  Keith also serves as Chairman of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, and has previously served as Chairman of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board for Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, and Chairman for a Mutual Aid Insurance Company.  In addition, Keith serves on the Commercial Council for the Virginia Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Association. In 2011, Keith was recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2012, Keith was recognized at the Realtor Association Humanitarian of the Year.

Keith A. May

Chief Executive Officer

Keith May has been in the real estate business for more than 20 years and now brings that extensive experience to the real estate auction industry. Keith's widespread expertise in residential, commercial and investment real estate make him an integral asset to the Cottonwood Auctions team. Keith is also the owner of Kline May Realty, a residential real estate firm, and is the principal broker for both Priority Property Management and Cottonwood Commercial. Keith serves on the Board for the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, the Harrisonburg Rotary Club, and Eastern Mennonite School.  Keith also serves as Chairman of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, and has previously served as Chairman of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board for Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, and Chairman for a Mutual Aid Insurance Company. 

In addition, Keith serves on the Commercial Council for the Virginia Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Virginia Economic Development Association. In 2011, Keith was recognized at the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2012, Keith was recognized at the Realtor Association Humanitarian of the Year.

Timothy J. Peters Chief Operating Officer, Auctioneer Tim Peters has been working in real estate for 10 years in commercial brokerage and residential investment and development. Tim holds both his real estate license and his auctioneer's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and he also holds his auctioneer's license in West Virginia. He is also a member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. Tim excels at devising creative marketing solutions to help auction sellers get the most out of the sale of their property. He meets with every seller to guide the process and direction of each auction. From that point, he manages the team that executes the auction process from marketing to auction day to the closing table. Tim, a native of Virginia, graduated from James Madison University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He lives in Rockingham County with his wife and their four children.  Contact Tim at (540) 437-9500 or tim.peters@cottonwood.com.

Timothy J. Peters

Chief Operating Officer, Auctioneer

Tim Peters has been working in real estate for 10 years in commercial brokerage and residential investment and development. Tim holds both his real estate license and his auctioneer's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and he also holds his auctioneer's license in West Virginia. He is also a member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. Tim excels at devising creative marketing solutions to help auction sellers get the most out of the sale of their property. He meets with every seller to guide the process and direction of each auction. From that point, he manages the team that executes the auction process from marketing to auction day to the closing table.

Tim, a native of Virginia, graduated from James Madison University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He lives in Rockingham County with his wife and their four children. 

Contact Tim at (540) 437-9500 or tim.peters@cottonwood.com.