Chairman and CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate
Overall Rank: 31
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 8
As the third-generation leader of the firm his grandfather founded in 1931, Scott oversees more than 3,000 agents in 110 offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho, who do over 36,800 transaction sides and $12 billion in annual sales. The firm has grown into a Pacific Northwest regional powerhouse with its significant brokerage and franchise operations. Scott became president and CEO in 1980 and chairman and CEO in 2002.
Scott is a past president of the Seattle King County Association of Realtors and serves on the board of directors for NAR, the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition. He is also chairman and CEO of the John L. Scott Foundation – founded in honor of his grandfather in 1997 – which has raised millions of dollars for children’s hospitals throughout the Pacific Northwest.