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Jack brings to Compass the knowledge, skills, and professionalism that served him well in his previous careers as a Stanford-trained architect and luxury homebuilder.

Jack has always lived on the Peninsula, and has been a Palo Alto resident since 1972. He was born in San Mateo, grew up there and in San Carlos, and graduated from Carlmont High School. He then entered Stanford, where he received bachelors and masters degrees. As an architect, Jack was responsible for the design of many corporate and residential projects over a period of 25 years. In the early 90s, he started a residential construction and development firm with a partner, designing and building nearly 40 luxury homes in Atherton, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills and Saratoga.

The progression from architect to homebuilder to realtor has been very deliberate for Jack. He says, "It's all about working with clients, which I enjoy the most."

Compass is dedicated to excellence—and our association with Jack Woodson is a bright example.

The Team of Jack and Jolaine Woodson

With their combined skills, Jolaine and Jack Woodson provide a very complete, unique and expert real estate service. Doing their best for clients has been a lifelong standard for Jolaine and Jack. As a team, they find that referrals from satisfied buyers and sellers provide a major share of their business. Jolaine and Jack join a group of distinguished real estate professionals who are all part of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm, specializing in distinctive properties and estates.