John Powell Named New Manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Great Neck Office

December 3, 2014
John Powell
John Powell

John Powell, a real estate professional for 28 years, has been named manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Great Neck located at 3181 Shore Dr., in Virginia Beach, Va., as well as three satellite locations on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Powell, who brings significant career achievements to his new position, is well-respected in the local Realtor community.

Powell has been in the real estate industry since 1986 and began his real estate career in Richmond, Va., at Bowers, Nelms & Fonville. After achieving great success and accomplishment in the industry, he became a managing broker in 1989. He holds numerous professional designations, including Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist, and Graduate, Realtors Institute.

Powell is active in numerous Realtors associations and is a member of the National Association of Realtors’ board of directors. He has held many positions including past president of the Virginia Association of Realtors, Southside Virginia Association of Realtors and the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service. He was recognized by the Virginia Association of Realtors as Realtor of the Year in 2011 and by the Richmond Association of Realtors as Realtor of the Year in 2009. He has been appointed to numerous housing-related task forces by former Virginia governors Tim Kane and Bob McDonnell.

“I am very excited to lead the team of highly-trained professionals at Long & Foster’s Great Neck office. Long & Foster attracts high-caliber sales associates and clientele and is an industry leader by providing the best and latest tools, technology and training,” Powell said. “I look forward to building the Great Neck office and the Long & Foster brand in the Hampton Roads region.”

“We are thrilled to have John Powell joining our Hampton Roads management team. His leadership and experience will help us to continue to grow in the region,” said Scott Shaheen, senior vice president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “John Powell is a proven leader and we are confident that he will create the synergy that our agents thrive on. This is how our company has continued to help local buyers and sellers meet their homeownership goals for more than 45 years.”

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