John L. Scott Real Estate

At John L. Scott Real Estate, our business is transactional excellence but our higher purpose is “Living Life as a Contribution®.”

J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO
The John L. Scott Story
The vision of John L. Scott Real Estate started 90 years ago when a young Scottish immigrant named John L. Scott set out on a long journey to San Diego, California with his bride and infant son. The trip included a stop in the burgeoning city of Seattle, Washington where John L. later recalled, “It was like reaching City Beautiful in Pilgrim’s Progress.” Seattle, not San Diego, would become the Scott family’s new home.

Once the family was settled, John L. began working as a sales associate for a local real estate company. In 1931, he established John L. Scott Real Estate, which has become one of the largest and most successful regional real estate companies in the nation. It now operates over 100 offices with over 3,000 agents throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and now California.

John L. Scott Real Estate is currently led by Chairman and CEO, J. Lennox Scott, John L.’s Grandson, who started working with the company as a sign painter when he was just ten years old. Thirteen years later, Lennox assumed leadership of the company.
The Right Representation
At John L. Scott Real Estate, our full-time, full-service residential specialists are your trusted advisors and have your best interests at heart because we focus on relationships rather than transactions. That's why we've been in the business for over 85 years, with over 100 offices and 3,000 agents ready to represent you in your next real estate transaction.
Although online and mobile access to information on homes for sale, home value estimates, and research tools have become the norm, understanding the market and navigating the process of buying or selling a home is still complex. It's more important than ever to work with a real estate professional who has a level of expertise that goes beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do.

At John L. Scott Real Estate we take pride in offering areas of expertise that most clients don't even consider. For example, most buyers search for a home without taking into consideration the various market conditions that can affect the entire purchase process. Market seasonality, the backlog of buyers (also known as the competition), and an analysis of recent comparable sales all factor into an offer and acceptance strategy.
One of the top three things that clients want most from their Realtor® is help with negotiations. Many people think they're good at negotiating but oftentimes their experience is in haggling or bargaining, which is different than the art of negotiating. Keep in mind that typically, both buyers and sellers are emotionally invested. When it comes to something so deeply personal as a home, the importance of having a professional negotiation expert working for you is invaluable.

John L. Scott Real Estate Specialists understand that negotiation is both a skill-set as well as a mindset that helps a conversation transform into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. You definitely don't want to enlist the services of any real estate licensee whose only tactic is to split the difference and settle in the middle every time. So be sure to contact your John L. Scott Residential Specialist for your next transaction.
Transactional Excellence
At John L. Scott Real Estate, we aim for transactional excellence with every home sale. What this means for our clients is that our professionals coordinate every detail of the real estate transaction. From the moment an offer has been mutually accepted by the buyer and the seller, our residential real estate specialists monitor the various inspections, appraisals, title, escrow, and loan processes. They communicate and collaborate with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction to ensure a smooth closing.

These are the types of details that often separate those who simply have a real estate license and John L. Scott Residential Specialists who are committed to the process of transactional excellence. We know you have plenty of personal matters to consider during a real estate transaction, and we want to make your journey to closing day as stress-free as possible.
Meet Our Leadership
J. Lennox Scott, Chairman & CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate
J. Lennox Scott
Chairman and Company Executive Officer
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 is very involved with the National Association of REALTORS® as a member of the Large Residential Firms is recognized by the Swanepoel 200 as one of the top 10 Power Brokers in the nation. He 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, Chief Operating Officer, John L. Scott Real Estate
Phil McBride
Company Operating Officer
Phil McBride was appointed to Company Operating Officer of John L. Scott Real Estate in July 2014. He joined John L. Scott in 2007 as its Company 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, where he was credited with increasing both financial success and market share. 

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.
Duane Giglia, Company Administrative Officer, John L. Scott Real Estate
Duane Giglia
Company Administrative Officer
Duane Giglia joined John L. Scott Real Estate in 2019 as the company’s Vice President of Operations and promoted in 2020 to Company Administrative Officer, bringing more than 35 years of experience to her role. Before joining John L. Scott, Duane Giglia spent nearly nine years as Vice President of Marketing and Programs at The Long & Foster Companies, the nation’s top independent real estate firm which was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway Home Sale Services in 2018. Prior to Long & Foster, Duane held the position of Vice President of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – mid Atlantic.

As Company Administrative Officer, Duane is responsible for leading, directing and implementing the company’s business operations, in addition to playing an integral part in developing short-term and long-term company strategies and business decisions that will impact the growth and success of John L. Scott.
Monty D. Smith, Company Growth Officer, John L. Scott Real Estate
Monty D. Smith
Company Growth Officer
Monty D. Smith joined John L. Scott Real Estate in 2020 as the company’s Company Growth Officer, bringing more than 25 years of diverse real estate experience, both from a regional and national level, to the position. Before joining John L. Scott, Monty spent nearly 18 years with the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company NRT LLC, a Realogy Company. He progressively advanced at NRT LLC, most recently serving as the company’s President of Company Generated Business.

As Company Growth Officer, Monty is responsible for leading the sales divisions of the organization including regional sales offices, franchise sales, relocation and e-business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Florida, and is currently enrolled in the human capital management master’s degree program from Columbia University.
Jon Hunter, Vice President of Residential Success | Photo
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 John L. Scott 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, overseeing strategic growth, production, personnel, program and implementation, and profitability.
Tina Goedde, Tina Goedde, Vice President of Residential and Employee Operations, John L. Scott Real Estate
Tina Goedde
Vice President of Residential and Employee Operations
Tina Goedde joined John L. Scott in 2016 as the company’s Director of Human Resources, and was promoted in 2018 to Vice President of Talent Resources, a position on the executive team.

Tina was promoted to Vice President of Residential and Employee Operations in June 2020. In her current role, Tina oversees human resources, residential operations and facilities management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Western Washington University.
Howard Chung, VP of John L. Scott Real Estate Affiliates | Photo
Howard Chung
Vice President of John L. Scott Real Estate Affiliates
Howard Chung has been affiliated with John L. Scott Real Estate since 2003, first as broker/owner of the Mukilteo, Wash., office, then as Vice President of Residential Operations and Vice President of Broker Excellence. Howard brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate coaching, leadership and technology systems to his current role. As Vice President of John L. Scott’s Real Estate Affiliates, he is responsible for the growth and operational excellence of the next generation of real estate franchisees.
Barry Matheny, VP of Relocation Services, John L. Scott Real Estate
Barry Matheny
Vice President of Relocation Services
Barry Matheny has many years of widely varied experience in real estate and relocation, following a successful 25-year career as Vice President of Sales I General Manager for a national communications company. After several years as a real estate professional and associate broker, Barry was appointed Director of eBusiness for John L. Scott. In his current role as Vice President of Relocation Services.  Barry oversees the Relocation & LeadingRE departments.

Throughout his career Barry has made servicing the needs of others his priority. Barry is currently serving on two boards for Portland Relocation Council and Pacific NW Relocation Council. He was appointed to the LeadingRE Advisory Committee.

His passion is family, giving back to the community, and golf.
Heather Tonn, VP of Finance, John L. Scott Real Estate
Heather Tonn
Vice President of Finance
Heather Tonn joined John L. Scott Real Estate in 2013 and has had progressive advancement at the company before becoming a part of the executive team as the Vice President of Finance in January of 2020. She is a skilled finance and accounting professional with 15 years of experience, including 10 years leading a variety of financial and accounting teams across many industries. In her role as Vice President of Finance, Heather heads up finance and accounting departments at the company, leading efforts to streamline processes, FP&A (financial planning and analysis), lead financial reporting, and find operational efficiencies.

Heather holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of North Texas, and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.
Scott Halligan, VP of Oregon/SW Washington, John L. Scott Real Estate
Scott Halligan
Vice President of Oregon/SW Washington
Scott Halligan 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 and SW Washington.
Emmanuel Fonte, VP of Ultimate Client Relationship & Digital Strategies, John L. Scott Real Estate
Emmanuel Fonte
Vice President of Ultimate Client Relationship® & Digital Strategies
Emmanuel Fonte joined John L. Scott Real Estate in 2005. He has served as Area Resource Manager for the Seattle Metro area, as Assistant Manager for Bellevue and the Issaquah offices. He spent five years as the Program Manager of Broker Excellence, and three years as Director of Ultimate Client Relationship®. The common thread throughout Emmanuel’s deep experience is that he has always been and will continue to be all about relationships.

As Vice President of Ultimate Client Relationship® and Digital Strategies, Emmanuel’s mission is to integrate technology into the lead generation process and then oversee conversion through relationship building and personal communications in order to create an experience that cannot be commoditized.
Andrew Mathews, General Counsel, John L. Scott Real Estate
Andrew (Andy) Mathews
General Counsel
Andy Mathews has been the General Counsel of John L. Scott since October of 2018. Andy came to the company with 15 years of experience helping sophisticated business organizations navigate complex legal issues. Immediately before joining John L. Scott, Andy was the General Counsel of American Management Services, a Seattle-based national property management company. And prior to that, he was a commercial litigation attorney at the international law firm Reed Smith, LLP in Chicago, where he represented clients in a wide variety of industries.

As General Counsel of John L. Scott, Andy oversees legal issues in all departments, and provides pragmatic and outcomes-oriented counsel to all levels of the company, from senior executive leadership to branch managers and brokers.
Over 3,000 Residential Specialists
*2020 Annual Numbers