Windermere Homes & Estates’ Karl Jokinen Joins the WHE Executive Management Team

The team here at Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has been laser focused on the work in front of us, and adapting to this way conducting business and living.

We’ve been fine tuning our operations now for the past couple of months, while continuing to provide the highest levels of agent support by any real estate firm in Southern California.

As we leaned into our organization, we’ve identified ways WHE could become even stronger while existing in these challenging times. We discovered an area of need to make us better and gain additional advantages over our competition.

To that end, Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to make the following announcement and addition to our Executive Management team. Karl Jokinen, a long term Windermere agent and former Assistant Manager of our Escondido Branch, has been appointed to the position of General Sales Manager.

Karl’s duties will include working directly with our Branch Managers helping to recruit, reach branch objectives and increase communication.His commitment to excellence, professionalism, and growth is vital to this position.  He is an amazing new resource providing the entire management team another key individual to support the growing agent population.

Karl is passionate about helping people and is now tasked to achieve the goals WHE has set for 2020 and beyond. His ability to connect with people on a personal level sets him apart, going above and beyond to help Managers and agents with their unique needs.

Karl reports directly to Windermere owner and broker Rich Johnson.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.