Windermere Names First COO

July 25, 2017

Windermere Real Estate announced that Brooks Burton, the former COO of HER, REALTORS®, will become the company’s first chief operating officer. Windermere CEO Geoff Wood says the new position was created to allow for the CEO and co-presidents to focus less on day-to-day operations and more on company engagement and growth.

“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 Wood, who runs the company with his wife and co-president, Jill Jacobi Wood, and his brother-in-law and co-president, OB Jacobi. The company was founded in 1972 by John Jacobi.

Burton joined HER, REALTORS®, in 2007 and served as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. At Windermere, Burton will be in charge of driving the company’s growth and overseeing the operational aspects of the company. That will include marketing, technology, professional development, legal, and economics. He’s also been charged in working with Windermere’s regional leaders on franchise growth and providing support to franchise owners.

“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,” Wood says.  

Last year, Windermere closed more than 85,000 home sales for more than $33.2 billion in dollar volume.

Source: Windermere Real Estate