Jane Workman’s career in real estate spans well over three decades. A second generation Pasadena native, she attributes her success to a number of factors: her love and enthusiasm for the architectural character of the area, her broad knowledge of the real estate industry, and her exceptional ability to facilitate her clients in attaining their goals. In fact, Jane’s commitment to customer satisfaction dates back to childhood, where she learned the value of providing impeccable service while working in her family’s successful retail business.As a Realtor who balances analytical thought with empathetic understanding, Jane regards herself not as a salesperson, but as a consultant. She says, “I enjoy helping my clients’ make the right decisions, and I want to protect their interests.” Jane is also quick to point out that client satisfaction is her number-one priority. “After all,” she adds, “buying and selling real estate is probably the biggest - and most emotionally charged - financial transaction most people will ever make.” Jane Workman has represented both Buyers and Sellers since 1983, and has negotiated successful transactions for her clients through virtually every conceivable market cycle. Jane's began her career in when her interest in architecture and interior design prompted her to join Cantwell-Anderson, Inc., a Pasadena-based real estate development company. Known then by her maiden name Jane Brummelkamp, she gained a wealth of experience in construction, financing, sales and marketing, and investment principals, while playing an integral role in the marketing of many new homes, townhouses, apartment complexes and garden-style commercial properties.
During the 1990’s, Jane operated her own independent real estate brokerage company, held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for TELACU Development Corporation, and consulted for a number of developers and builders in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley vicinity. In January 2000, Jane joined Coldwell Banker’s Old Pasadena office and quickly gained recognition in the International Presidents Circle based on her volume of business. She had a successful multi-faceted business working with buyers, Sellers of residential, commercial, and investment properties, and represented developers and Buyers of several large new home and mixed use developments in Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Crescenta and Azusa.
In 2011, attracted to the many advanced technological tools and client oriented services provided by Podley Properties, Jane left the large corporate company for the well established local brokerage of Podley Properties with a long reputation for excellence and branch offices in all of her market areas including Pasadena, La Canada, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Glendora. Over the last 28 + years she has gained a broad experience in residential, real estate development, commercial and multi-family. In order to provide her clients with the most advanced technology tools, and largest company scope of services, Jane joined Compass in 2022.
Understanding the complexity of the various types of real estate transactions, Jane often develops teams to successfully meet client’s needs. These have included building teams and partnerships for New Home Marketing and Sales for Developers and Buyers of new homes, to service Sellers and Buyers of existing homes, commercial and investment properties. She works with a proven team of Lenders, Escrow Agents and Transaction Coordinators to assure success in every transaction. Jane has been active in community groups and has held management roles in Housing Opportunity Committee of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors, Board Member of the Pasadena Jaycees, Council Member of the Pasadena Junior League, Board Member of the La Canada Thursday Club, and Volunteer with Pasadena Heritage.