Recently appointed to the Governing Board of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Jim is a fifteen year veteran in real estate sales, development and mortgage banking. Jim has closed more than $500 million in real estate transactions. His experience and vast knowledge of real estate has earned him many accolades including: 'Power Broker' by Washington Life Magazine. Jim Bell has also made the list of 'America's Best Real Estate Agents', a prestigious annual ranking of agents and teams by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal. Jim is very active in giving back to the community. His philanthropic and community activities include: former Board of Trustees for the Washington National Opera, major donor for Food and Friends Organization, Martha's Table, Kalorama and Georgetown Citizen's Associations, Mitchell Park in Kalorama, and he is the former Vice President of the Board for Starlight Children's Foundation MidAtlantic where he served as the Chair of the 12th Annual Starlight Taste of the Star's Gala. Jim Bell's love of the real estate world is genetic. His mother owned a mortgage company, his aunt a real estate brokerage and his uncle is a developer. Jim has experience in all three areas, combining the best of all three worlds. As a native of the South's capital city, Atlanta, Jim loves all things Southern, including cooking and gardening. He is a member of the Georgetown Citizens Association, and the Greater Capitol Area Association of Realtors.