about us

Carly Cottam
Founder & CEO


Carly Cottam Founder & CEO

Motiv was founded in 2020 by Chief Executive Officer, Carly Cottam. Over the past 15 years, Carly has established a highly regarded reputation in the development industry, contributing to the success of some of Australia’s most prominent developments. During this time, she has established a loyal network of clients and agents, and a new-generation approach to sales and marketing strategy.

Prior to establishing Motiv, Carly held senior roles in leading project marketing and real estate agencies, and renowned developers including GURNER™ and Consolidated Properties. As a Licensed Real Estate Agent, she has managed and sold an unsurpassed $500 million portfolio of residential and project sales.

Carly’s intuition and creativity, and original, strategic thinking delivers solutions. Her approach to strategy and place curation is based on evidence, behavioural patterns, and years of industry experience. It is a journey where thinking differently produces fresh insights, creative outcomes, and proven results.

As a former professional athlete and World Champion Rower, competitiveness, and the desire to push boundaries, comes naturally and without question.

our values


The word ‘integrity’ is a powerful word, yet it is fast losing its meaning.  To us, integrity is everything and inherent within every aspect of our business. It guides who we work with, the projects we take on, and how we do business. It is unshakable. At Motiv, we not only talk the talk, we also walk the walk. It is a reputation and approach you can trust.

Effective Creativity

Creativity finds its greatest impact when it is guided by relevant experience, passion and excellent skills.  Not just new ideas, not just cool ideas, but ideas that work and separate you from the pack. We set higher goals, achieve them and ensure you’re positioned better than your direct competitor.


We’re people people. From our collaborative approach with our clients and partners, to the strategic visioning, positioning and marketing advice we give and sales strategies we implement – it all starts with understanding people. We work with clients because we are passionate about them and we guide their visions to ensure a ‘people first’ approach.

Thought Leadership and Innovation

Different thinking for different journeys. We interrogate the opportunity for each individual client and provide independent strategy and customised creativity on every project. Clients who want to lead will come to Motiv to bring their vision to life and feel confident that they have the stamp of approval from our sales and marketing team.


One James Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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