Jay Mitchell was installed as 2018 President at the Virginia REALTORS® Annual Convention held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center and will begin serving as President in November. A REALTOR® for the past 13 years, Mitchell is recognized for his leadership in the industry, and currently serves as Managing Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty of Virginia Beach.

Since beginning his real estate career in 2004, Jay has been very active with the REALTOR® community. He led the National Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) team for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine in 2016, and he served as the Virginia REALTORS® FPC for former congressman Glenn Nye. In addition, Jay is on the FPC team for Congressman Bobby Scott. He holds ten real estate designations, including the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers.

Mitchell has chaired the Virginia REALTORS® Strategic Planning Committee, Public Policy Committee, and Legislative Bill Review Committee. He is a former chair of the RPAC Trustees, and he has served on the Virginia REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2013.

In 2016, Mitchell was selected as Broker/Manager of the Year by the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, and he is currently a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, North Carolina, and Nebraska.