Uncategorized September 10, 2014

Windermere Real Estate Expanding its Brand to Colorado!

Windermere Real Estate Expanding its Brand to Colorado 

Eric Thompson, former president of The Group, Inc. will spearhead growth starting in Fort Collins 

Seattle – OB Jacobi, second-generation leader and president of Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has announced the company’s plans to expand the Windermere brand into Colorado, starting in Fort Collins. This growth will further Windermere’s position as the largest independent real estate company in the Western U.S. with more than 300 offices in 11 states and Mexico. Windermere’s expansion into Colorado will be spearheaded by Colorado native and former president of The Group, Inc., Eric Thompson.

“Everyone at Windermere is very excited about our first venture into Colorado and could think of no one better to partner with than Eric given his experience and track record,” said Jacobi. “We have so much respect for The Group and truly value the close relationship we’ve built with their founder, Larry Kendall, through our involvement with his Ninja Selling program. Because of this, bringing Eric on board is a natural fit for all of us,” he added.

Thompson served as president of The Group from 2009 through 2014, where he was responsible for the vision, strategy, culture, and success of the organization. During that time, the Group’s company dollar volume grew from $868,875,540 to $1,334,725,420, for an increase of 53 percent. Thompson says that one of The Group’s proudest accomplishments during his time there was the launching of a non-profit program called Group Gives, which donated more than $40,000 to local charities. Prior to being at The Group, Thompson was Managing Broker for the Summit County Colorado division of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

 “I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with Windermere. They are a world-class company led by world-class people who align with my values,” Thompson said. “We each believe in hiring the best people, giving them the best tools, and creating thriving communities.”

Thompson’s long-term plans are to expand the Windermere brand throughout Colorado. His first goal is to open the Fort Collins office location by December 1, 2014.

“The vision is to set the standard for how clients and communities are served throughout Colorado,” said Thompson. “I’ve seen many real estate companies in my career and Windermere clearly stands out in their community service, their cutting-edge technology, their differentiated marketing, and most importantly, their commitment to putting relationships above everything.” Thompson added.

To speak to Eric Thompson please call (970) 232-4364 or emaileric.thompson@windermere.com.

About Windermere Real Estate 
Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Mexico, and soon Colorado. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 26 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.