Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) announces Nancy Layne as Senior Vice President Risk Management & Broker of Record

WHE Is proud to announce the appointment of Nancy Layne as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Broker of Record.  Layne brings decades of experience in the Risk Management arena and is a well respected and well known leader in San Diego real estate circles.


“Nancy Was an easy choice for us to make and the right person to continue to provide WHE agents with a superior level of risk management services and guidance for our agents” states company owner Rich Johnson.  Layne succeeds Jim Berns who held the position for the previous five years.


Layne, who has been with WHE since 2016, formerly held the position of Assistant Head Broker and worked hand-in-hand with her predecessor meeting the challenges of the brokerage risk management needs on a day-to-day basis.


Nancy is a 3rd generation San Diegan and started her love affair with real estate at a young age.  For many years a successful sales agent, Nancy over the past several years pursued and achieved many local positions including; Chairwoman for a number of Hearings for the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, in Ethics and Disciplinary complaints, as well as a Mediator for that Association, and most recently as a Director for the California Association of Realtors.


“Everything I do to stay on top of the contract, the legal issues and the problems and concerns facing our industry, is so that I can be the best advocate for my clients and the agents I serve”.


WHE Is an industry leader and well known throughout San Diego, Southwest Riverside and the Coachella Valley.


*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.