John L. Scott is no John Doe when it comes to real estate in the Northwest. The company, which does business as John L. Scott Real Estate, is well-known for providing residential real estate brokerage services through some 145 offices (about 100 of which are franchised) and more than 4,000 affiliated agents in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. In addition to its brokerage offerings, the company partners with others to provide financing, title, escrow, and other services. Scottish immigrant John L. Scott founded the family-owned company in 1931. In 1997, CEO J. Lennox Scott, the third generation to lead the company, founded the John L. Scott Foundation, which provides funds for regional children's hospitals.