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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. In the winter of 2015, Olivia and Jeff purchased Sotheby's International brokerages in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Sun Valley, Idaho. As the Financial Director, Olivia’s attention to detail and diligence ensures that all three brokerages remain strong, viable, and poised for continued growth.

Olivia 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.

Olivia grew up in Minnesota and now resides in Edina, MN with her husband, Jeff, and two children.

Jacob Smith



For nearly two decades, Jacob Smith has been working in the Twin Cities real estate market providing his clients with exceptional service, honesty, and unparalleled dedication. Having sold over 300 homes in the Twin Cities Metro is a testament to Jacob's extensive local knowledge with has been a key factor in his continued success. In 2006, he assisted in bringing the Sotheby's International Realty brand to Minnesota, opening the Lakes Sotheby's International Realty office in Edina, MN. As the managing broker, Jacob has since overseen the company grow to over 140 Realtors and also opening offices in Wayzata and in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Jacob 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. Jacob prides himself by following the golden rule "Treat people how you wish to be treated", be honest, compassionate, and straight forward. Jacob currently resides in Edina, MN with his wife and two sons.












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