With more than twenty years of experience in the real estate industry, John leads the commercial division of Mitch Cox Companies and is President of Mitch Cox Realtor, Inc. In his career, John has successfully represented local, regional, and national clients in over 1,000 transactions. John has two Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from East Tennessee State University (one with a major in Accounting, the other with a major in Finance - Real Estate).
As a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), he is recognized as an expert in commercial and investment real estate by the CCIM Institute. Only 6% of commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation.
John is deemed a Specialist in the Office Market and has been conferred the designation of SIOR by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market.
The Mountain States Foundation named John the recipient of the 2015 Spirit Award. John has also received the National Commercial Award for Excellence in the Commercial Real Estate Industry from the National Association of Realtors and the Mark Keesecker Humanitarian Award from the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors. He was recognized as a 40 Under Forty by the Business Journal of Tri-Cities and has been inducted into the ETSU Hall of Fame.
John is a Past Member and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Jefferson Federal Bank's Tri-Cities Division; a Past Director of State of Franklin Savings Bank; a Past Director of Eastman Credit Union; a Trustee and Past Chairman of Mountain States Foundation; has served on the Investment Committee and Relationship Committee of Mountain States Health Alliance and presently serves on their Finance Committee; a Past Chairman of Young Life of Upper East Tennessee; is a Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers; a Member of the National Association of Realtors; Past President of the Tri-Cities Chapter of CCIM; Vice President of the Middle and East Tennessee chapter of SIOR; serves on the President's Executive Council of Milligan College; serves as a member of the East Tennessee State University Foundation; serves on the board and finance committee of the Northeast State Community College Foundation; serves as a Trustee on the Board of Speedway Children Charities - Bristol Chapter; and serves as a Member and past Elder of Redeemer Community Church.