Real estate is known as one of the most competitive industries in the world, where inspiration, drive, and a deep consumer understanding are vital to success. With 15 years in the residential real estate industry, Jay brings a wealth of knowledge regarding appraisal, market analysis, capital markets and property marketing to any real estate transaction and his personal connection to real estate developers, lenders and builders also help his clients stay abreast of relevant real estate trends.
For 2018, Jay was ranked the #3 Realogics Sotheby's International Realty broker of his office, by sales volume. In Greater Seattle, Jay is the sole residential real estate member of the FORBES Real Estate Council, an invitation-only organization for executives in the real estate industry, and currently ranked in the Top 10 of NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agents nationwide. Additionally, Jay is a member of Sotheby’s International Realty Next Gen Affinity Group, a collection of 40 agents (out of over 21,000 companywide, and selected by Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, COO of Sotheby’s International Realty) who lend their voice and insight to the corporate offices of Sotheby’s International Realty in how best to shape the company’s future. Jay is also an active member of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Exceptional Agent Network, a collegial forum of brokers in all major metro-markets, and select destination markets, who share best practices and local market insight across North America.
Prior to joining Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Jay worked Ewing & Clark, Seattle’s oldest luxury real estate brokerage firm, and at Coldwell Banker Bain, the #1 Coldwell Banker affiliate worldwide.
During his tenure at both firms Jay and his business partner were their offices’ #1 producing brokers. While at Ewing & Clark, Jay was appointed to the Board of Regents of LuxuryRealEstate.com and while at Coldwell Banker, achieved the company’s highest sales designation of International President’s Premier. Jay’s brokerage experience representing managers to C-Level executives for some of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest places him in the top 1% of sales volume nationwide.
Jay studied urban planning and real estate, and holds a Masters of Science in Real Estate from the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. He is a fourth-generation native of the Pacific Northwest, third-generation real estate broker, and was born and raised on Seattle’s Eastside.