The Jackie Smith Group

A Team of Dynamic Personalities, Talents and Experience.

Jen Kates


Jen is the Founder and Creative Director of Portobello, a global lifestyle brand that was launched in 1994 and became a favorite among Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. Portobello's offering of home furnishings and accessories sold worldwide through licensing platforms that created availability in nearly 2000 stores and exceeded $160 million in retail sales.
Jen has been featured in publications and television shows including but not limited to ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, ELLE DÉCOR, VERANDA, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, IN STYLE, HGTV, and STYLE NETWORK. Jen’s extraordinary talents make her a valuable asset for The Jackie Smith Group. Her meticulous attention to detail propelled her to design and oversee the product development of hundreds of products while conceptualizing and implementing manufacturing and merchandising.
Further, her innate ability to overhaul and improve living environments made Jen a go-to interior designer for her celebrity clients which also led to an elite residential real estate staging division that added significant value to numerous homes on the market with immediate sales results. Discovering, recreating, and enhancing the homes of her clients has always been Jen’s passion, it’s paramount in her background and is the focus of her work with The Jackie Smith Group.
Like superwoman. Does it all. I have sold a house and bought a new one with her guidance. I have also hooked up with new clients whom also have successfully bought a...
Jackie is the most patient, positive and professional real estate agent who will fight for you until no end without ever losing her cool. We truly felt safe with her...
We worked with Jackie to find our current house and the experience was brilliant. She understood what we wanted straight away and worked extremely hard to make sure ...
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Our team is focused on making the buying and selling experience as seamless as possible while still enjoying the all around experience, demonstrating expertise and passion. Together our team is excited and ready to assist you in your buying and selling needs.
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