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Jeff Taylor Named to '40 Under Forty'

Congratulations to Jeff Taylor, general manager of ERA Key Realty Services, for being named to Worcester Business Journal’s40 Under Forty.” Below is his profile as it appears in the latest issue.

Jeff Taylor, 38

General manager

ERA Key Realty Services, Whitinsville

Lives: Worcester

Birthplace: Kenmore, N.Y.

Colleges: Suffolk University

Taylor got into real estate as the son of a broker, but didn’t find himself an easy path to a comfortable position. He started at ERA Key in 2004 in his early 20s as a recruiter before finding his way into a management role at the realty group’s Westborough branch. When the Great Recession hit and downsizing became necessary, Taylor eventually managed the Framingham office – the only manager at ERA Key to ever run two branches at once successfully. He led the acquisition and integration of Distinctive Properties of Marlborough into ERA at age 29, and in 2017, Taylor was promoted to general manager, a title he still holds at an agency now expanded to 15 offices, 360 staff and agents, and roughly $758 million in annual sales. Today, his responsibilities include overseeing managers and setting plans each year for recruiting, retention, sales, professional leadership and training. He manages the agency’s charitable trust foundation, which has given away nearly $400,000 to dozens of Worcester County nonprofits since its inception in 2004. Last year, the foundation benefited 27 organizations. Outside of the realty firm, he’s active with the LGBT Asylum Task Force of Worcester. Last year, Taylor and his husband provided a three-family property in Worcester to the task force to house those in need. – Profile written by Grant Welker

What makes Central Mass. special? Cost of living, culture, diversity, restaurants and proximity

Who is most responsible for your success? My husband, Brandt Molitor, who has helped provide excellent guidance and amazing support to me personally and professionally.

 

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