RISMEDIA, Feb. 2, 2007-John L. Scott Real Estate Chairman and CEO, J. Lennox Scott, announces the opening of his company's 100th franchise office, bringing the total number of John L. Scott offices to 140. Scott currently owns 40 branch offices.
"Our growth during the past year has been phenomenal," said Scott. "With that being said, our goal has never been about size; it's been about finding quality partners that meet John L. Scott's high standards of business."
Scott credits his company's recent growth to John L. Scott's strong affiliate division, which is led by Terry Kohlstrand. "Terry understands the franchise side of the real estate business very well and is passionate about supporting broker-owners and helping them succeed," said Scott.
Kohlstrand and his team have been responsible for bringing on 19 franchise offices since he joined John L. Scott in August 2005, including The Dalles, Oregon office in the Columbia Basin, which marked the opening of the company's 100th franchisee. Kohlstrand says that his team has plans to open 12-15 offices in 2007, including possible growth into contiguous states, such as California and Alaska.
Other recent franchise office openings include: Bingen, Washington; Goldendale, Washington; Stevenson, Washington; Seattle/Metro; Seattle/Green Lake; Tri Cities, Washington; Walla Walla, Washington; Coeur d' Alene, Idaho.