Jon Butler is the Vice President and Broker of Record for Douglas Elliman Real Estate in California, supervising 23 offices and 700+ top-producing Douglas Elliman agents. A native of Iowa and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Luther College, Butler earned a bachelor's degree in accounting with a dual minor in economics and music. After a year-long lap around the globe, two years of accounting and finance work in Minneapolis, and three subsequent years as a touring production manager based out of Los Angeles—Butler dove into the Southern California real estate market bringing his high-energy, enthusiasm and positive outlook to a struggling, declining market. Joining Teles Properties in Beverly Hills in 2012, Butler focused on default services and gained invaluable experience selling bank-owned homes (REO), assisting homeowners with short sales, and completing 2,500+ BPO's (Broker Price Opinions) for the banks. In a short span of time, he built a strong clientele of regular and luxury buyers, investors and sellers—from the Westside to the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys.
In 2014, Butler took his command of real estate contracts and exceptional client relations to use when he took over as Managing Director of 3 offices in San Gabriel Valley. Then, in 2016, Butler took over as Vice President and Broker of Record for all of Teles Properties. Since the strategic acquisition of Teles Properties by Douglas Elliman Real Estate in August 2017, Butler took over as Vice President and Broker of Record for all of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in California. Butler is ecstatic to be a part of an amazing luxury brand that also represents the largest independent real estate broker in the US and the most the productive agents of any company in the nation.
Butler is also an avid golfer, sports enthusiast, incredibly lucky husband of Miranda and proud father of 3 beautiful daughters, Adaline (6), Clementine (4) and Marigold (3).