Creating a sense of family has always been an important part of the windermere tradition.
Creating a sense of family has always been an important part of the Windermere tradition. That’s because the company itself was born from family, starting our founder, John Jacobi. From the early days of Windermere, John encouraged his children to get involved with the family business by answering phones, sweeping sidewalks, and volunteering in the community. His efforts paid off because 40 years later, the company he built is now in the hands of a second generation who continue to honor the company’s humble beginnings while keeping a firm eye on the future.
Jill Jacobi Wood brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by her father, John Jacobi, in 1972. Jill helps oversee the Windermere Services Company, which provides operational support, systems, and programs to more than 300 Windermere franchises. She is also instrumental in the growth of the Windermere brand through franchise development and helps run six familyowned Windermere offices.
OB Jacobi brings a second generation of leadership to Windermere Real Estate which was founded by his father, John Jacobi, in Seattle in 1972. As co-president, OB has helped facilitate Windermere’s growth into the largest regional real estate company in the Western United States with more than 6,000 agents and 300 offices in 11 states and Mexico. In addition to guiding business strategies for the Windermere network, OB oversees operations for six familyowned Windermere offices. He also serves on the board of the Windermere Foundation, which has provided over $30 million in funding to nonprofit organizations that support low-income and homeless children and their families.
Laura Smith has been an industry leader in Seattle real estate for the past 19 years. Laura currently serves as the Designated Broker of Windermere Real Estate Co. in Seattle, WA. One of Laura’s guiding principles in business is the Windermere “truth” that “people are more important than houses.” Whether its clients, colleagues or agents she’s mentoring or managing, the relationships she builds are paramount. Laura is a blogger, podcaster, leader and coach.