Lori Ivester Jackson is one of the Southeast’s leading luxury realtors, with career sales of over $1 billion dollars. In 2003, she founded Ivester Jackson Distinctive Properties, which in 2017 was named the Overall International Affiliate of The Year by Christie’s International Real Estate out of 145 of the world’s leading boutique luxury brokerages.

Lori’s savvy market expertise, negotiating experience, and expansive, private, high-net-worth client network, as well as her award-winning advertising partnership with the world-renowned Christie’s brand, combine to validate her as the region’s top luxury real estate expert. She also specializes in private listing representation for discriminating sellers while providing absolute discretion for relocating executives and notable individuals seeking to pursue real estate opportunities in confidentiality.

Lori’s career began in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, and she has since expanded her business to include flagship properties from Charlotte neighborhoods such as Myers Park, SouthPark, and Union County, to Lake Norman’s leading resort communities like The Peninsula, The Point, and Governors Island. 

She has personally represented numerous CEO’s, professional athletes, and NASCAR personalities, and she frequently has a host of private luxury sellers and buyers in her personal network ready to participate in compelling property transactions.

Among Lori’s accomplishments:

• Ranked #1 in North Carolina estate sales over $2 million dollars in value for 2020

• Awarded Christie’s International Affiliate of The Year in 2017 for excellence in global business innovation, market leadership, & advertising

• Career sales exceeding $1 billion dollars in closed luxury real estate transactions

• Considered an elite negotiator and strategist for luxury properties

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We recently relocated down to the Charlotte area. We had very high expectations from a realtor: well established in the area we wished to live, worked full time and was easily contactable, understood property values, a good listener, and a skilled negotiator. Lori exceeded expectations in all of those areas while helping us with the purchase of our home on the Peninsula. Never pushy, always informative - Lori was professional throughout the process, and it is clear why she is such a high performer. We highly recommend Lori to any executive relocating down to the area. 


Absolutely great experience working with Lori and the team !!! They get the highest marks across the board. Lori consistently exceeded all of our expectations, was extremely professional/knowledgeable and well connected!!!! Our home sold and then closed because of her experience and skills. We will definitely recommend Lori to any of our friends going forward! dantyburski

Lori listened to and understood our needs and preferences and focused the search most efficiently. She is extremely well informed and helpful in following through on the many details for us as we were living more than 200 miles from the area.  


Lori made the process of selling my house very easily despite the fact that we were on the other side of the country during the sales process, and she sold it for the amount that I told her I would accept when we listed the house. She is very professional and her knowledge of the Lake Norman market makes her a great choice to sell a house in that area.


The Johnson Family