John L. Scott Real Estate Affiliates - Franchise Opportunities

“Our business is Real Estate, but our company philosophy is living life as a contribution. It’s the core of who we are as a company.”

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J. Lennox Scott, CEO and Chairman

J. Lennox Scott | Chairman and CEO

J. Lennox Scott is the Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate. He became company president and CEO in 1980, transitioning to Chairman and CEO in 2002. Lennox is the third generation to run the family business, which was founded by his grandfather in 1931.

Lennox has earned wide spread national recognition including three nods as one of the 25 most influential people in real estate by Realtor Magazine. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the World President Organization, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. He also holds a Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designation and a business degree from the University of Washington.

Lennox is actively involved in the John L. Scott Foundation, which supports local Children’s Hospitals and children’s health care throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Phil McBride, CFO

Phil McBride | COO

Phil McBride was appointed to Chief Operating Officer of John L. Scott Real Estate in July 2014. He joined
John L. Scott in 2007 as its Chief Financial Officer. During the past 30 years, Phil has led the financial management of several notable real estate companies, including Coldwell Banker and the Fred Sands Companies, both of which he was credited with achieving significant financial and market-share increases.
As John L. Scott’s senior executive, Phil is responsible for managing the company's financial policies, practices, and procedures, as well as operational oversight of the Finance, Human Resources, Legal, IT and Facilities departments. Phil also holds a seat on the Board of Directors of the John L. Scott Foundation.


Howard Chung, Vice President of Broker Excellence

Howard Chung | Vice President of Broker Excellence

As Vice President of Broker Excellence, Howard’s responsibilities include promoting the on-going growth of John L. Scott’s market presence in the Pacific Northwest, developing strategies and procedures specific to the success of individual broker associates, promoting best practices in real estate marketing, technology and sales, and facilitating networking groups with our brokers.


Jeff Cohen, Vice President of Professional Development

Jeff Cohen | Vice President of Professional Achievement

Jeff Cohen joined the John L. Scott Career Development Center in 2005 bringing 15 years of real estate experience as a licensed broker, manager and owner. Currently the Vice President of Professional Achievement, Jeff is dedicated to the company’s success with focus on the development of each individual broker. Jeff now oversees the Career Development Center including the John L. Scott Institute and Career Activator, along with contributing to the implementation of new company programs and initiatives through live workshops throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Scott R. Halligan, Vice President Oregon/SW Washington

Scott Halligan | Vice President Oregon/SW Washington

Scott joined John L. Scott in 2015. He brings more than 20 years of real estate experience in business and office management, ownership, residential and commercial sales, property management, joint venture partnerships and commercial development projects. He is actively involved in REALTOR advocacy efforts and Committees on the Local, State and National level, including: Past-President, Central Oregon Association of REALTORS.

As Vice President, Scott oversees Residential Operations for all company-owned offices in Oregon & SW Washington.


Jon Hunter, Vice President of Residential Success

Jon Hunter | Vice President of Residential Success

Jon Hunter joined John L. Scott Real Estate in 1998 after graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology. Jon began his career with JLS as an office manager before becoming a successful sales broker. He has represented Vulcan in four projects and 450+ new residential units, mentored dozens of brokers, and managed eight John L. Scott offices.

As Vice President of Residential Success, he is responsible for all company-owned office operations which encompasses overseeing strategic growth, production, personnel, program & implementation, as well as the profitability of company-owned offices.


Jennifer Lind, Vice President of Business Strategy

Jennifer Lind | Vice President of Business Strategy

Jennifer has been part of the John L Scott family since 2003. She has worked as a broker, mentor, trainer, manager, and owner. Her passion and dedication is centered around building relationships and making an impact in the lives and business of others.

As Vice President of Business Strategy, Jennifer works collaboratively with the leadership team to create successful offices and promote the John L. Scott culture. Strategic growth is one her top initiatives in order to attract the next generation of successful real estate brokers. Jennifer is also very involved in the Association of Realtors as an executive on her local board and as well as a director on the state level.


Barry Matheny, Vice President of Business Development, eBusiness and Relocation Departments

Barry Matheny | Vice President Relocation Services & eBusiness

Barry has many years of widely varied experience in real estate and relocation, following a very successful 25-year career as a VP of Sales/General Manager for a national communications company. After several years as a real estate professional and associate broker, Barry was appointed Director of eBusiness. Barry was promoted to Senior Director of Business Development and then Vice President Business Development with responsibility of the Relocation and eBusiness Departments.


Jeannie Simpson, General Counsel

Jeannie Simpson | General Counsel

Jeannie Simpson joined John L. Scott in 2012 bringing over a decade of real estate law experience after graduating from Stanford Law School. She previously worked in the real estate groups at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Tokyo and Palo Alto and at Foster Pepper PLLC in Seattle, and she taught as an adjunct law professor at Seattle University’s School of Law.

As General Counsel of John L. Scott Real Estate, Jeannie oversees legal issues in all departments of the company, along with providing day-to-day counsel, education and training of the branch office brokers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In addition, Jeannie manages outside litigation counsel in handling claims, negotiates all company retail leases, and provides legal counsel on company corporate transactions and operations issues.


Tim Wynne, Vice President Franchise Development

Tim Wynne | Vice President John L. Scott Real Estate Affiliates

Tim Wynne joined John L. Scott Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (JLSREA) in 2008.  Tim brings more than 20 years experience in real estate franchise sales and management, having spent time with three national brands. As Vice President, he is responsible for JLSREA’s operations, business development, and merger/acquisition initiatives for both company-owned and franchise divisions.

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