Windermere Tower Properties Leadership Team

Windermere Real Estate Tower Properties announces the addition of Lauren Sawyer as co-owner with Brent Lee of the long serving Riverside-based real estate company.

Collette Lee, founder of Tower Realty, decided to sell her ownership position to her daughter to focus on serving her clients with their real estate needs, while leading the Riverside Arts Academy, a local non-profit that provides free and low-cost music instruction to area youth. Collette shared the announcement at a sales meeting, “I am so pleased my daughter will be joining Brent as co-owner. It has been a labor of love and I know together they will continue to grow the company that was founded on professionalism, service, and community. I pray for the continued success of each of you. I will still be doing what I love, serving my clients and community.”


Collette started her boutique real estate company in 1989 with a vision to create a locally minded, community oriented real estate firm composed of highly trained and professional agents. Her son Brent took over day to day operations and became the co-owner and managing broker in 2012 when Tower Realty joined the Windermere Real Estate brand as Windermere Tower Properties.

Lauren joined the firm in 2008 to help lead the front office and accounting department. She joined her brother Brent’s sales team in 2014, and they have been working together ever since. Lauren shared, “I am excited to work with my brother in this new role, and I am grateful to my mom for entrusting me with the company she has given so much to.”

About Windermere Tower Properties

Brent and Lauren are proud of the talented Windermere agents and staff and are elated to provide a variety of additional supports and resources to help agents grow their business. “Together with our dynamic leadership team, including James Monks as Sales Manager and Scott Gieser as Director of Professional Development, we want to add more value to our business model and provide more training and support for our agents so that they can exceed their goals. We have fostered a collaborative culture not often found in a sales-oriented business, and I think that is the key to success in this transition market,” shared Brent.

Windermere Tower Properties is an independently owned and operated firm that is part of the Windermere Real Estate network. For 50 years, Windermere has put integrity and professionalism at the heart of our business. These cornerstones, along with our commitment to building thriving communities, has helped Windermere grow into one of the largest and most respected real estate brands in the country, with more than 300 offices and 7,000 agents throughout the Western U.S. and Mexico.

Join Our Team

If you’re interested in learning more about Windermere Tower Properties, their agents and what they are doing to create thriving communities, visit or check out their social media. Interested in joining their team of extraordinary agents? Contact James Monks (951) 369-8002.