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Jeff Hornig


Jeff Hornig is the Owner/Broker of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty. For the past 20 years, Jeff has dedicated his career to the local Twin Cities Real Estate Market. Licensed as a real estate agent in 1993, he carefully grew his home sale business year after year through a focus on being results driven and persisting without exception. His sales and marketing strategies of luxury homes made him one of the top producing real estate agents in the market.  Jeff has a deep knowledge and understanding of the many unique neighborhoods and homes in the Twin Cities Metro area.  

Jeff purchased LSIR in 2008 and began growing the business in his vision.  The LSIR team of real estate professionals employ custom systems to streamline the process of buying or selling a home. Jeff is passionate about working with and coaching real estate agents who share a like-minded vision.  The company has seen growth in agent count, volume, and transaction numbers every year under his leadership. The company’s core competency is a customer experience like no one else. LSIR has a strong brand, strong sales, and a strong future.

Jeff is a lifelong resident of Minnesota and is married with two children.  He comes from three generations of apartment owners in the Twin Cities and owns a portfolio of investment properties as well.  Jeff enjoys being involved with his children’s various school activities, and volunteers for several local charitable organizations. 



 Olivia Hornig



Olivia Hornig has led the financial structure of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty since its inception in 2008, and helped ensure that the company was one of few real estate home sale companies to have grown every year during the recession. She attended the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Financial Management and then obtained her Minnesota Real Estate License in 2001. For many years she sold homes as part of a husband and wife team and attended to her work as an apartment investor and owner, all of which lent to her knowledge of Multi-Family Investments and 1031 Exchange transactions. As the Financial Director, Olivia’s diligence ensures that LSIR remains strong, viable, and poised for growth over the next 5 years. Olivia is disciplined, direct, and dynamic.

Olivia is a Team Manager for several of her children’s various school and extracurricular activities. Additionally, she serves on the Lacrosse Board of Governors for the Edina, MN Association to help manage the overwhelming growth and popularity of the sport. Olivia Hornig grew up in Minnesota and now resides in Edina, MN with her husband and two children.



Jacob Smith



Jacob Smith has been working in the Twin Cities real estate market for twelve years.  Jacob is the company Broker and manages the Edina, MN and Wayzata, MN offices.  He holds his license in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Jacob plays an integral role at Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty working closely with sales associates and clients on achieving their goals.

Smith also likes to travel and has spent time studying abroad in Växjö, Sweden at Växjö University. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, MN with a double major in marketing and communication. Jacob also has a mini MBA in Real Estate from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN and in 2006 he received his certification in Integrity Coaching for Sales Professionals. Smith currently resides in Edina, MN with his wife and two sons.















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