Founder Lori Ivester Jackson began selling real estate in Charlotte’s emerging Dilworth neighborhood in the mid-1980s and has gone on to become one of the region’s most recognized residential property experts. After a long tenure as one of Remax’s top producing teams in the Carolinas, Lori formed Ivester Jackson in the late 1990s with former corporate executive and husband, Reed Jackson, whose career in advertising and operations helped form the foundation for what has become one of the region’s most successful boutique real estate firms. After attracting a roster of some of the region’s most preeminent brokers, the company was approached by multiple leading international luxury real estate brands to represent their clientele in the Carolinas. In late 2013, the company affiliated with luxury leader Christie’s International Real Estate, a partnership that has seen the company triple its revenues and expand to five offices with over 90 brokers. In 2017, Ivester Jackson was awarded the Christie’s International Affiliate of the Year award for its excellence in global business innovation, market leadership, and advertising expertise among 145 of Christie’s elite brokerages around the world.
Now serving the Charlotte, Lake Norman, and Asheville markets, the company is trusted by the region’s most discriminating clientele. The company has a rich history of serving relocating and local Fortune 1000 executives, NASCAR professionals, athletes, celebrities, entrepreneurial executives, as well as international investors. From leading Lake Norman communities like The Peninsula, The Point, Governor’s Island, River Run, and historic Davidson, to Charlotte’s premier destination communities such as Myers Park, Eastover, Dilworth, SouthPark, Ballantyne, and Weddington, the company’s brokers are experts at marketing and locating the best lifestyle properties in the region. While Ivester Jackson leads the region’s luxury segment, it remains a popular choice for buyers and sellers at all price points, with over 50% of its transactions occurring below the million-dollar level. The company also handles investment and commercial properties and offers relocation services to individuals, teams, and businesses considering a new location in the Carolinas.