About Us

Windermere has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people; give them the best tools; create thriving communities. It’s not rocket science, but it has worked pretty well for us for the past 40 years.

The Best People

Windermere’s community of real estate professionals is our greatest asset. We have experts in all areas of commercial real estate from small month to month lease space, large office buildings, retail, industrial properties, business opportunities and pre and post transaction consulting. To further facilitate the real estate process, Windermere has partners that provide property management, mortgage, title, escrow services and real property asset management services.

The Best Tools

Our agents have access to a wide range of innovative tools and programs, allowing them to serve home buyers and sellers in a way that is truly unique to Windermere. Some of our most successful tools were born from our agents’ own ingenuity, and we continually look to them for ways to improve upon everything we do. Ultimately, the most powerful tool that Windermere has is our agents; their professionalism and commitment to community enables them to tailor their service individually to each of their clients’ needs.

Create Thriving Communities

Windermere is committed to the communities in which we live and work. Through the Windermere Foundation, our annual Community Service Day, and a variety of community events, Windermere agents, owners, and staff work together to help build and sustain thriving neighborhoods.

Local History

Windermere Real Estate/Lane County (the Company) has deep historical roots. Founded in 1974 by Jean Tate, after great success the company was sold in 1989 to a group of eight local real estate brokers. Jean Tate Real Estate became part of the Windermere franchise in 1998.

Since 1972, Windermere Real Estate has been serving the Northwest with more than 350 offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas and British Columbia. Residential real estate is the mainstay of Windermere’s business, with offices and associates specializing in single-family housing properties, new construction, condominiums, upscale properties and all commercial real estate. Windermere has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves. Every time a Windermere associate completes a real estate transaction, a portion of the commission is donated to the Windermere Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. The funds are then distributed to homeless assistance programs within each office’s community.

Matt and Tanya Powell purchased Windermere Real Estate/Lane County in April 2003. The Powell’s were brokers with Windermere/Jean Tate Real Estate prior to ownership. Windermere/Jean Tate Real Estate became Windermere Real Estate/Lane County in December 2005. Both Matt and Tanya have been active in the real estate community and other professional business associations.

In 2013 Elliott Wood partnered with the Powell’s joining the team as a Principal Broker/Owner.

The Company is the largest real estate company in the area, with over 100 brokers in Lane County.