About our Leadership & Operations Team
Tyler McKenzie and Marguerite Carlson acquired this independently owned and operated John L. Scott franchise office on March 1st, 2016, from its previous owner of twenty three years. Dedicated to providing an environment second to none in supporting brokers and clients alike, they moved the company to its new location, celebrating with a grand opening in December, 2016, and attended by three hundred guests. Located in West Seattle's Alaska Junction and the venerable JF Henry Building built in 1921, the new space combines old world charm with Twenty First Century tools and technology. Celebrating its 85th Anniversary serving the Pacific Northwest in 2016, John L. Scott Real Estate is the fourth largest regional real estate brand in the country with corporate and franchise offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. The company is recognized as an industry leader in client service, technology, real estate market knowledge and advocacy.
Tyler McKenzie: President, Owner, & Designated Broker
CIPS, CNE & ABR
As Designated Broker, Tyler is responsible for the supervision of our broker team. A residential real estate professional in the Greater Seattle area since 2001, Tyler has been delivering successful outcomes to home buyers and sellers through both the best and worst times in the industry. Tyler believes what has helped him succeed during even the most difficult periods of real estate are his marketing, negotiation, and creative problem-solving skills; which he now employs in leading our team of top producing brokers.
Considered a top leader in his profession locally as well as at the state and national levels, Tyler's impressive credentials include:
2017 Inman News INMAN Innovator Awards Nominee: "Most Innovative Agent"
Tyler has served his association in a multitude of capacities including but not limited to:
2015 President, Seattle King County REALTORS
Vice President of Membership, 2017, Washington REALTORS (WR), Ombudsman, Mediator and Facilitator
2016 Leadership Academy, National Association of REALTORS (NAR) (one of eighteen agents selected from across the nation to participate)
2016-2017, Director, NAR board of Directors and Committee Member, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Advisory Board.
Chair, (Standing), Global Real Estate Council, Seattle King County REALTORS
Tyler also maintains his Real Estate instructor's license and appears regularly on industry-related pod-casts and other media outlets nation-wide.
Marguerite Carlson: Executive Vice President, Owner, & Broker
Marguerite Carlson is head of company operations. She brings a wealth of experience to our company from her former career as a Senior Housing Developer where Marguerite developed affordable housing in various communities in the City of Seattle, closing well over one half billion dollars in public and private mixed finance funding for approximately 2500 units. She holds a BA from Central Washington University and a Master of Arts from Antioch University. In her free time, Marguerite enjoys travel, gardening, outdoor adventures, and spending time with her family and three rescue dogs.
Eric Uyeji, Managing Broker
Eric, a life long Seattle resident, who first earned his real estate license in 1994 and has previously managed a real estate office, brings a wealth of experience to the company. Though Eric focuses primarily on his real estate business and providing top notch client service, he also assists in broker contract review, support and training. We are very fortunate to have him as part of our leadership team. He remains committed to his community through various organizations and is known as an effective fundraiser benefiting local schools and homeless families. Eric enjoys golfing, cooking for his family and the outdoors. Among his favorite family get-a ways is to the ocean to clam dig and relax, or getting in a quick weekend retreat to San Juan Islands.
Loyd Watson, Office Administrator
As Office Administrator, Lloyd brings a wealth of customer service and client care experience background, most recently as a supervisor for a patient urgent care call center at the University of Washington's Medical Center and Swedish, as well as in hotel management and concierge services. As a member of the West Seattle community, Loyd cares about distinctive client and broker care services that are not just efficient, but memorable and unique. Always impeccably attired, Loyd's hundreds of distinctive ties have become a talking point and guessing game as to which he'll be sporting next! In his spare time he enjoys caring for home and hearth, including his partner Terry and pup Roscoe, and classic movies.
Gary Williamson, Broker and Facilities Manager
Born and raised in West Seattle, Gary is the glue, keeping the whole thing running smoothly. Having earned his real estate license in the early 1980s, Gary has been with our John L. Scott West Seattle real estate neighborhood brand since its founding in 1992. We honestly don't know what we would do without him. An avid collector of just about everything, he is especially passionate about all things railway-related.
Carla Newell, Weekend Receptionist
You'll always be greeted with warmth and a smile by Carla during our weekend business hours. Her enthusiasm for life is evident by her passion for kayaking in the Sound, global travels and great storytelling. During the week Carla is building a nonprofit organization to bring business opportunities to smaller communities between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC. She is working on connecting a trail from Seattle To Vancouver, BC with hikers/bikers staying at hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, or Airbnbs. These hikers and bikers enjoy local food, micro-brews, and local wines.