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James Group 1 was founded in 2018 by Michael Gillespie as a new chapter of The James Group Companies. The team’s core mission is simple: To use technology, automation and workflow optimization to provide the best possible real estate experience to the widest possible contingent of people. As a native Washingtonian, Michael has first-hand knowledge of how rough and tumble the DC Metro real estate market can be. Having real world experience first as a technology consultant, then as a buyer, seller, investor and licensed REALTOR®, Michael has a unique perspective and insight into what drives real estate professionals and how they interact with their clients. The zip code has been the determining factor for some real estate professionals who limit their activities to a few exclusive areas while totally avoiding others. Seeing a unique opportunity to not only accommodate the underserved areas of the city while maintaining a portfolio of high end clients, James Group 1 seeks to provide a level of inclusiveness and coverage few other agents and teams are willing to match.

With the team’s activities not limited to just a few zip codes, the reach of James Group 1 can be felt from Bethesda to Georgetown to Brookland and Upper Marlboro and Greater South East. Working million dollar listings while establishing renters in the JG1 12 month home ownership program, the team at James Group 1 seeks to put their stamp on the DC area market and provide a positive social impact on the people of the communities they serve.