Specializing in high valued properties, the firm’s dynamic team of industry leaders provides comprehensive real estate services throughout the greater Houston area
Houston, Texas (January 14, 2022): Forbes Global Properties, a curated consumer marketplace of luxury homes and an invitation-only membership network of top real estate firms, is proud to welcome Baker & Co. to its prestigious ranks. Baker & Co. is the first firm to be awarded membership in the greater Houston area, where it will exclusively represent the brand.
Baker & Co. is a full-service boutique firm that caters to the unique needs of discerning clients and is a prominent competitor in the Houston luxury real estate market. The firm is widely recognized for providing a comprehensive suite of services through a dynamic team of agents and a vast network of extensively vetted, premier vendors. Baker & Co. frequently works with celebrities and professional athletes, a direct testament to a proven understanding of the special circumstances surrounding high net worth clients.
“Our media professionals are top notch, and their skills are valuable for the international clients that we work with through Forbes Global Properties. For clients geographically unable to visit a home in person, our digital tour is the next best thing to being there.”
—Jaime Baker, Baker & Co.
Founder Jaime Baker hails from four generations of home expertise and Texas roots dating back to the 1840s when the Bakers established a successful general contracting business. Carrying on an honored family legacy, Jaime earned her real estate sales license and sold her first home while a full-time student at Texas State University. Upon graduating with honors, she transitioned to luxury new construction home sales in Houston, gaining valuable firsthand experience with new home design and construction. An early adopter of technology, Jaime recognized the potential for social media to influence her industry. Prior to founding Baker & Co. she trained colleagues to use social media to reach potential clients in cyberspace.
Jaime continually raises the bar of professional standards, earning both the Graduate Realtor,Institute (GRI) and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designations, and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including placement among Property Spark’s Top 20 Young Real Estate Agents on Social Media.
Rick Ruggiero II serves as Baker & Co.’s Managing Broker and Relocation Director. A real estate professional with 15 years of experience, Rick has gained expertise in a number of real estate disciplines, including corporate relocation, residential development, and brokerage management. A Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), he has won numerous industry awards and is included in YTAC – Thirty Under 30 Future Business Leaders in Houston.
The company also represents local builders and investors. Most recently, Baker & Co. partnered with Elevated Custom Homes, a premier luxury home builder in Houston which was a finalist of the Greater Houston Builders Association’s coveted Prism Award for Million Dollar Homes Elevation & Interior Design.
“Our media professionals are top notch, and their skills are valuable for the international clients that we work with through Forbes Global Properties. For clients geographically unable to visit a home in person, our digital tour is the next best thing to being there,” said Jaime.
The exclusive worldwide residential real estate partner of Forbes, Forbes Global Properties provides branding and marketing services to the world’s premier real estate firms and is now represented by 2,450 real estate agents across 11 countries in approximately 140 locations. Baker & Co. joins this network of top brokerages with proven records of success in luxury property sales and exceptional client service.
As a member of this exclusive network, Baker & Co. will benefit from Forbes’ engaged audience of more than 100 million monthly global visitors to connect, inspire, and inform affluent potential homebuyers and sellers about the finest properties for sale around the world. Homes will be presented across Forbes and Forbes Global Properties print, digital, and social media channels with expert commentary, timely market data, and top-tier editorial. Baker & Co. luxury listings will be showcased on forbesglobalproperties.com, a curated collection of high-value homes for sale worldwide.
“We are delighted to welcome Houston’s Baker & Co. to our international network of top-tier real estate leaders,” said Alex Lange, CEO of Forbes Global Properties. “Houston is home to 17 billionaires on the most recent Forbes Billionaires list and is an increasingly important prime property market.”