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Jay Mitchell started his real estate career in 2004 with GSH Real Estate, now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty. He was named GSH Rookie of the Year, and has since added to that list: Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association (HRRA) Rookie of the Year; HRRA Rising Star of the Year; HRRA REALTOR Salesperson of the Year and HRRA REALTOR/Broker of the Year.
A broker since 2009, Jay leads three offices in the oceanfront area of Virginia Beach. In addition to his duties as a broker, Jay serves as the 2018 President of Virginia REALTORS®, having served on the Virginia REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2013. He has chaired several Virginia REALTORS® committees, including: Virginia REALTORS® RPAC Trustees; Public Policy and Legislative Bill Review, and Strategic Planning. He also served Virginia REALTORS® as President-Elect and Vice President. Jay serves on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Board of Directors and the NAR Broker Involvement Council.
A political junkie, Jay leads the NAR Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) team for Virginia’s U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, and also serves on the FPC team for U.S. Representative Bobby Scott. Previous to these assignments, he served as the FPC team leader for U.S. Representative Glenn Nye.
Jay’s community involvement is clear in his commitment to Rotary International, where he now marks 25 years as a member, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a three-time local president. In addition, he serves or has served with numerous other local non-profit organizations, including Gulfstream Goodwill; HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Outreach); Virginia Chorale and the Talbot Park Civic League in Norfolk, where he lives.
Jay dove into real estate after 24 years in television news, starting at the fledgling CNN in 1981, and working for every major network during his career. He won many newsroom awards along the way, including the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award and Emmy Awards.
Jay holds broker licenses in Virginia, North Carolina and Nebraska, and is a graduate of the Virginia REALTORS® Leadership Academy class of 2009. His alma mater is Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and he served several years as president of his state alumni board.