Windermere Real Estate has named Brooks Burton its first chief operating officer (COO), the company recently announced. Burton, former executive vice president and COO of HER Realtors, will be responsible for driving franchise growth while overseeing operations at the company, as well as supporting existing franchise owners.
“We still like to think of Windermere as a small, family-run business, but the reality is that we are now a 300-office, 10-state company and growing,” says Geoff Wood, CEO of Windermere Real Estate. “As is often the case with Windermere, we didn’t pursue candidates for this position; rather, the right person came along who we knew would be a great addition to our company, and his skills and experience just happened to be the perfect fit for COO.”
“Growing up, my parents owned a small brokerage in Kentucky, and while I did not start my career in real estate, I’ve been around residential real estate since I was a kid,” says Burton. “Windermere’s history and second-generation leadership, combined with their very clear commitment to community, told me that I wanted to be a part of the Windermere family.”
“As COO, Brooks will help us create an even more cohesive environment that provides our franchise owners and agents with everything they need to deliver a consistent Windermere experience to the buyers and sellers who entrust us with their business,” Wood says.
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