Jay Mitchell started his real estate career in 2004 with GSH Real Estate, now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty. In 2004, Jay was GSH Rookie of the Year; in 2005 he was named Rookie of the Year for Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association; in 2006, he was named HRRA’s Rising Star of the Year and in 2007, he was named HRRA’s REALTOR Salesperson of the Year.  Jay became a Prudential Towne Realty broker in 2009. Jay is very active in the REALTOR® community, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of REALTORS®; the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association; as the 2013 VAR RPAC  Trustees Chair; and on the National Association of REALTORS® Communications Committee. He has also served as NAR’s Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Glenn Nye (2008-2010); as 2012 Chair of VAR’s Legislative Bill Review Committee and VAR’s Public Policy Committee. Jay’s community involvement is clear in his commitment to Rotary International, where he is a Paul Harris Fellow and has served 3 terms as a local club president. Jay entered real estate after nearly 25 years in television news, working for every major network and winning a number of awards including the coveted Edward R. Murrow award and Emmy Awards. Jay is a graduate of Northwestern University and served for several years as president of his alumni club. He is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina.