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Pacific Northwest brokerage CEO says ‘do no harm’

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For J. Lennox Scott, real estate is the ultimate platform to express oneself in life.The industry incorporates "entrepreneurship, creativity, being involved with the community," he said."We look at a higher purpose, living our lives as a contribution to our clients, to our community, to our team members. (It means) being your best in business and in life." Scott is the third-generation leader of John L. Scott Real Estate. Scott's grandfather, John L. Scott, a Scottish immigrant, founded the company in 1931 in downtown Seattle. As a kid, J. Lennox Scott painted 'for sale' and 'open house' signs and did yard work around real estate offices and for-sale homes. In high school, he worked at a title company. He got his real estate license at 18 and graduated with a business degree from the University of Washington.After graduation, he worked in land sales for a year before his father, W. Lennox Scott, passed away unexpectedly and the younger Scott inherited the compa...