J. Lennox Scott is the grandson of company founder, John L. Scott, who opened his first real estate office in 1931 in downtown Seattle. Lennox’s grandfather, who everyone called “John L.” was an immigrant from Scotland who had plans of settling in San Diego. But on his trip west from New York, Lennox’s granddad stopped in Seattle and quickly discovered that the area reminded him of his homeland. In fact, being a very educated and well read man he said, “It was like reaching City Beautiful in Pilgrim’s Progress.” As a result, San Diego was quickly forgotten and Seattle would become the Scott family’s new home.
Over 75 years later, John L. Scott Real Estate has grown to become one of the largest and most successful regional real estate companies in the nation, largely thanks to the ongoing commitment of the Scott family. Today, John L. Scott Real Estate’s strong heritage and vision continues through third generation Chairman and CEO, J. Lennox Scott, who is considered one of the most respected figures in real estate. Lennox has been honored by REALTOR Magazine on three occasions as one of the 25 Most Influential people in real estate. Most recently, he was selected by Inman News as one of the 100 most influential real estate figures in the nation.
Lennox is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Home Builders, the Young President’s Alumni Organization, Rotary International, and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. He also holds a Certified Residential Broker (CRB) designation and a business degree from the University of Washington. Because of his leadership and passion for real estate, Lennox is often asked to speak at events across the nation about John L. Scott Real Estate’s award-winning website, technology, and the future of real estate.