A long-time Houstonian, Jay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in English and holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Houston. This architectural background allows him to provide his clients with a wider perspective as they consider their home purchases.
While Jay has an excellent understanding of new construction and appreciates Modern architecture, he has a passion for historic preservation. Having restored his personal River Oaks home and several other houses in the area, Jay has keen insight into what can be done to update older structures without damaging their period integrity and vintage charm.
With sales exceeding $780 million since his career began in 1992 Jay is among the top 100 producers nationally for Sotheby's International Realty and honored to be a part of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty where he is a consistent top producer and member of the highly coveted Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty Circle of Excellence and the Circle of Excellence Hall of Fame.
A global powerhouse dating back to 1744 Sotheby’s maintains a presence across 74 countries and territories. This creates a reach and recognition that can access unique referral resources globally. Furthermore, as the #1 Most Profiled Real Estate Company in the Press, Sotheby’s has name recognition and credibility that has helped to create the world’s most visited luxury real estate website.
These are a few of the factors that have contributed to Jay’s success, but perhaps, the most important is his philosophy. It’s one that keeps his clients coming back year after year because, for Jay, it’s not over after the closing. He wants to be his clients’ Realtor for life so to him, “It’s not about selling one house; it’s about building relationships.”
In his free time, Jay enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, swimming with the master’s groups at the Houstonian Club and Rice University; and supporting charitable groups such as the Special Olympics and Houston Boxer Rescue.