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Jackie Louh Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Lamacchia Realty

June 8, 2022- Anthony Lamacchia, Owner of the Lamacchia Companies and Broker of Lamacchia Realty, proudly announced that effective immediately, Jackie Louh is the Chief Operating Officer of Lamacchia Realty. This puts her just second to Anthony in the company and comes at an important time, as the company is continuing its explosive growth in agent count, market share, revenue, and geographical locations.

In late 2020, it became clear to Anthony that to execute his plans and vision for Lamacchia Realty, he needed to appoint someone to be the Chief Operating Officer. He considered many options over the next year, including folks outside the company, but he kept coming back to Jackie as the right person. By the Summer of 2021, Anthony fully decided she was best suited for the role. That Fall, he presented the opportunity to her and she was immediately on board. Anthony presented the news to the executive team and a few others, and everyone was overwhelmingly in support! Since October of 2021, the entire team has been working together, training, planning, and preparing for this important change.

Jackie has held several roles within the company since she joined in 2010, previously working as a receptionist at a temporary workplace agency. She quickly became a top-selling listing agent when Lamacchia Realty had a team model from 2011 – 2015. Having sold over 600 homes herself, she was the top agent on the team. Jackie then held various management positions, first in listings, and then transitioning to focusing on building the company in 2018 when they established the Business Development Department. Until this current promotion, she has been the Vice President of Business Development, a role she inhabited with great success. She has assembled a strong recruiting team with an outstanding onboarding process that maintains high retention rates. The company’s agent headcount has more than doubled from 2018 when she took over the role.

Jackie is well known for her magnetic personality, fast pace, and get-it-done attitude. She’s a doer with skills in training REALTORS® and staff within Lamacchia Realty, Crush It in Real Estate, and REAL Training. Jackie grew the Business Development department with the help of John Millen, who is now the Director of the department. John is a loyal and hardworking leader who has a remarkable ability to recruit and retain REALTORS®. He has been overseeing the department on his own for the last few months as Jackie has been training with Anthony, and John will continue to run and grow the Business Development department in the years to come.

“To say that I’m proud of Jackie would be an understatement. I remember it like yesterday when she started in reception, and within two days, a small group of us talked about how capable, fast-paced, and overall great she was at everything she was given. Here we are twelve years later, and I am giving her the top job. Over the last few years, I have thought hard about who to appoint to this position, and my mind kept going back to her. Her ability to handle many projects and problems simultaneously, withstand tremendous amounts of pressure, along with having a magnetic and likable personality, all while still being able to put her foot down when necessary, make her stand out as these traits are all crucial to this position. She is a natural leader and this role is a perfect fit for her. Over the last few years, with me wearing both hats of the visionary and integrator, our execution has slowed, which has been frustrating for me. I am more than confident that our implementation of new initiatives will dramatically improve over the next few months as she is now officially and publicly in this role. I look forward to watching her improve the efficiencies of the company. I sincerely thank her for her hard work and dedication to this company, and to me, for over a decade, and I look forward to working with her for several decades to come. I also want to add that I sincerely appreciate the other Executives for their hard work over the years and for accepting my decision to give Jackie this role. I am so fortunate to have such a great group with me. I would be nowhere without them.”
Anthony and Jackie After Announcing Promotion to the Company

Jackie was one of six Vice Presidents that reported to Anthony over the last three years. Now that she has moved into this role, all Vice Presidents will be reporting to her and Anthony. The list includes Lamacchia’s first employee Sarah Chaisson, VP of Finance, Lindsay Favazza, VP of Marketing, Dave Karoly, VP of Sales, Angela Rastellini, VP of Operations, who was Jackie’s superior for several years but became a proponent of Jackie getting the number two spot, and Mike McGrory, VP of Lamacchia Development and Property Management. In addition, all three Directors will also be reporting to her now starting with John Millen, Cole Gargaro, John Remby, and Kim Beaulieu, the Human Resources Manager.

In this new role, Jackie will be in charge of running the daily aspects of Lamacchia Realty, including making the vast majority of the decisions needed to run the company. Given the company’s explosive growth and size, it has become much harder over the past few years for Anthony to be both the visionary and the implementer. Jackie is now the official chief implementer who’ll make sure all departments are working in unison with one another and will ensure that projects are being properly executed. In addition, she will be keeping her ear to the ground with the Lamacchia REALTORS® to be sure the company continues to provide them with the very best services, support, marketing, and technology in the industry.

This change will enable Anthony to do more of what he does best: train agents throughout the company, hold more REALTOR® training events, and envision more ways to bolster the company’s nationally-recognized growth, tools, services, technology, and innovation within the real estate industry.

“I am absolutely honored to be appointed to this position. When Anthony talked to me about it last Fall, I immediately accepted. Anthony’s trust in me is quite humbling, and I have already really enjoyed working directly with him daily over the last few months. I am beyond excited and motivated to take this company to the next level. I can speak from experience when I say that this company truly has a culture that allows you to learn, grow, and succeed, and it all starts at the top. Anthony has been an incredible mentor to me over the past 12 years and has taught me everything I know about the business. His support and guidance have helped me accomplish so much in my time here. I know that together we can achieve the goals we have set in place for the company. I’m looking forward to taking on this new position and overseeing all of the day-to-day aspects of running the company. I know being in this position will allow Anthony to be the true visionary he is so we can further grow and continue to provide the best services for our REALTORS®, staff, and clients.”

In the past year, Lamacchia Realty had a long list of achievements, including multiple rankings in the Real Trends Five Hundred 2022 report, ranking 73rd on the third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Northeast list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking 6th on the BBJ list of largest residential real estate firms in Massachusetts, reaching $1 billion in sales volume four months earlier than it did the year before (the first year it had ever done so), being named among The Boston Globe Top Workplaces in Massachusetts, ranking as the number one fastest-growing Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Affiliate in America over the last five years, and Inc. 5000 ranked them on the list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th year in a row.

As a full-service, value-based brokerage, the company’s mission is to guide REALTORS®, employees, and clients to their success. Lamacchia Realty fuels its rapid and continuous growth by its formula of offerings to its agents in addition to its unique selling tools for consumers, like the Offer Now Program. Lamacchia offers an array of distinctive lead products, services, and tools to its agents. The training, systems, technology, and marketing that Lamacchia Realty offers its REALTORS® are second to none, and the word is spreading. REALTORS® have everything they need to grow their businesses at their fingertips.