Jason Mitchell Real Estate Group

Our Team


Jason Mitchell - President

Jason Mitchell is a real estate powerhouse who is widely known and respected as an award-winning and top-producing agent in Scottsdale, Arizona. The entrepreneur and visionary founded Jason Mitchell Real Estate in 2006 which specializes in properties across metropolitan Phoenix and greater Scottsdale. The team behind Jason Mitchell, The Jason Mitchell Group, is currently the #1 producing sales team in the State of Arizona and has achieved more than $700,000,000 in real estate sales.

In 2016, Jason Mitchell (35) was ranked the #1 producing agent in the state or Arizona achieving more than $92,000,000 in sales. This milestone was the first time in history an agent under the age of 40 had achieved over $90,000,000 in sales in Arizona. Jason was also voted Arizona’s most influential millennial in 2016.

Jason is a leader in the real estate industry and mentors real estate agents and young professionals and supports multiple charities. As a radio and television personality, Jason is a host on “Millennial Money Club” on Monday Radio 1510 AM and has stared on HGTV’s “A Sale of Two Cities.” He has also appeared nationally on GQ magazine, ABC, NBC BRAVO, CNBC and FOX.

With his sales and real estate finance background, Jason opened his own real estate investment firm, Desert Bridge Capital LLC. Since 2010 Jason has successfully flipped over $100MM in residential properties.
Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from Central Michigan University in 2003. The Detroit native began his real estate career in Michigan and moved to Arizona in 2006. Since then, Jason has become one of the most respected business leaders in Phoenix.

Courtney Latshaw - VP Operations

Courtney’s main focus is helping our team members achieve their personal and professional goals. She is very hands on with our clients and enjoys meeting new people and helping out along the process of buying and selling. Providing excellence in all areas of customer service is a passion of hers. On a daily basis, she assist’s with Marketing and developing the best possible systems and processes for effectiveness.

Leon Gavartin - VP Sales

Leon Gavartin is the Vice President of Sales for the Jason Mitchell Real Estate Group, where he is in charge of one of the most productive real estate teams in the Country. During the past decade, he has been directly responsible for amassing over $700MM in residential real estate sales between him and his team.

Leon Gavartin is a seasoned executive with over 3 decades of experience in business operations, development, marketing, management and sales. Leon has held various ownership and management positions that include CEO, President and COO for various companies. For the last 10 years, Leon has been fully engaged in the Arizona real estate market. As a licensee, Leon acquired his knowledge from being engaged in the market and understanding the conditions that affect it.

Leon challenged himself and obtained his real estate broker’s license as soon as the time allowed, so that he could be more literate with real estate, be able to provide a valuable service to his clients as well as assist other agents in progressing their career.

In his personal time, Leon enjoys being with his two kids (Ben and Shayna), traveling as well as eating and having fun! Leon also sits on the Board of Trustees for Temple Solel where he heads the Facilities as well as the Safety and Security Committee. Leon was born in Riga, Latvia and speaks Russian fluently. Leon is a graduate of Northwood University with dual Majors in Management and Marketing.

Claire Gladstein - Sales Consultant

In 2016, Claire Gladstein closed over 70 transactions with a total sales volume of $18 million, earning her the distinction of being the #1 Salesperson for the Jason Mitchell Group for the past 3 years consecutively. Claire has over a decade of experience in the Arizona Real Estate market, and is a highly specialized Real Estate Agent who works tirelessly to educate home buyers and sellers about the home buying and selling process in Arizona. Claire and the rest of her team at the Mitchell Group all share one common bond: they put their buyers and sellers’ needs first all of the time.

Stephanie Troy - Sales Consultant

Stephanie brings nearly 10 years of experience to the Mitchell Group. Her highly professional approach combined with a talent in communicating, problem-solving, and negotiating skills has proven to be a great asset for her clients, both buyers and sellers. Stephanie averages five home sales a month making her a top producer at the Mitchell Group. She takes pride in establishing and maintaining lifelong relationships with her clients and proves time and time again that clients always come first.

Tina Lucas - Sales Consultant

Tina was in the healthcare industry for 15 years as a medical Sonographer. She specialized in maternal fetal medicine. Being such a big part of a very intimate time in a family's life is priceless to her. Having the responsibility of investigating the health of an unborn child taught her to be focused, driven, and relentless. She brings those same qualities to her clients now in real estate. Celebrating others success is a personal code she lives by and being in real estate allows her to do that on a daily basis. She enjoys working with first time buyers and seasoned buyers. Outside of real estate Tina and her daughter volunteer at her church. She enjoy staying active with her children. Her youngest daughter is very busy playing volleyball and her son with drum line and other senior year activities.


Will Behrens - Sales Consultant

Will brings more than a decade of sales and marketing expertise to the team. He is a skilled communicator and negotiator, with a focus on addressing his customers' needs up front so that their expectations are met throughout every step of the transaction. He has a true passion for helping people make wise and informed real estate decisions. Will is a Midwest transplant who loves the desert climate and scenery. He currently lives in the Biltmore area and enjoys hiking the local mountain trails and biking along the canal. He and his wife Megan recently celebrated the birth of identical twin girls.


Lainey Neff - Sales Consultant

Lainey is an Arizona native with a huge love for her home State and all of the unique real estate the Valley of the Sun has to offer.  Having grown up in the East Valley and residing in Downtown Scottsdale/Arcadia during her studies at Arizona State University, Lainey had developed a keen eye for high-end real estate.  While attending ASU, Lainey was fortunate enough to work under one of the Valley’s great architects where she developed a passion for kitchen design and remodeling. This experience in architecture and remodeling lends greatly to her true passion of real estate. 

Prior to entering residential real estate, Lainey honed in her ability to build trust and personal relationships with her clients in outside sales.  Additionally, she got her feet wet in real estate working for a boutique real estate consulting firm in North Scottsdale.   After being exposed to the real estate market in the consulting field, she knew that this was the industry for her and wanted to help people buy and sell their homes while fully immersing herself in the residential sector. Her primary realty locale is Arcadia and Paradise Valley areas, however, her passion for helping buyers and sellers finds her throughout the entire Valley. Key competencies lie in space planning and getting homes market-ready!


Jonathan Leaman - Sales Consultant

Jonathan was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. He frequently visited Arizona to escape the cold and eventually decided to make it his permanent home in 2000. He currently lives in South Scottsdale with his wife and daughter. When he is not busy selling real estate he enjoys looking at model homes with his family, biking, being outdoors, playing ice hockey, and CrossFit.

Real estate has always been a passion of his from growing up going to model home and open houses with his parents to buying his first investment home at the age of 20. He has several years of real estate sales experience, and he is very honored to be brought on to the team.

He will use all avenues to properly market your property and get you top dollar. If you are buying he will work hard to help find you the perfect fit and negotiate the best price. He is there to help you the entire way through the transaction.


Dylan Bucknavich - Sales Consultant

Originally from the Detroit area, Dylan moved to Phoenix in 2000, where he fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle the valley has to offer. He has been married since 2012 and became a father in 2014.

With a background in home building and customer service, Dylan owned and operated his own home inspection company for 9 years prior to entering real estate. He managed to inspect thousands of homes throughout the valley, relying on a referral based network. His experience as an owner in a real estate related business was priceless in his transition to a full time real estate agent. He has lived throughout the valley, but currently calls North Central Phoenix home.

He is an avid hockey fan, plays on a weekly league, and enjoys watching the Red Wings and Coyotes. Dylan spends any shred of free time he can muster with his family, or at the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, where he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.

Justin Johnson - Sales Consultant

Justin Johnson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the graduate of Fresno State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

A member of Fresno State's basketball team, Justin brings the same work ethic that it took to play at a high level to his real estate arsenal when working with his clients. Having grown up in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale, Justin is extremely familiar with the area, therefore making him a valuable asset for new homebuyers. In addition, he has an extensive background in sales, technology, marketing, finance, and accounting.

Teresa Smith - Sales Consultant

A full-time Real Estate Agent, Certified Negotiation Expert, and most importantly, a proud member of the Jason Mitchell Group, Teresa’s area of expertise focuses primarily in Scottsdale. She has diligently worked with a wide spectrum of clients to find the home that precisely met their detailed criteria, and at the best possible price. Whether it’s an Old-Town Scottsdale high-rise condominium or spacious North Scottsdale luxury home, Teresa has consistently proven her determination to fulfill her client’s wishes. Teresa has personally toured and inspected just about every city in the Phoenix area. During her time spent at these locations, she has vigorously previewed a wide array of available properties and their adjoining locations to provide her clients with a sincere, unbiased impression of the area.

Mindy Perfette - Sales Consultant

Mindy has joined the team after being a hair stylist for 8 years and in her short time of being an agent she has had a tremendous amount of success. Her relationship building skills has translated so well into becoming a great agent. She has the incredible ability to make every client have peace of mind whether she is helping you sell or buy your home. Her professionalism and outgoing personality shines through when she is negotiating for her clients and walking you through the entire transaction. She’s creates a positive atmosphere and will relentlessly work for you from start to finish. Once you have one conversation with her you will know Mindy is the agent for you.

Mindy loves spending time with her husband and their two boys. They are active in their home church CCV and love giving back to their community. Mindy was born and raised in Northern California but has made the Valley her forever home.

Jarrod Kinman - Sales Consultant

With years of experience working both as a realtor and as a working investor, Jarrod can guide you through any process.  His warm relational approach and his care for his clients are his strengths.  He brings unique insights that come from being an investor in the residential market. His home staging, floor plan design, and marketing techniques are all tools that have been tested and proven through his personal involvement in over 20 investment properties in the last 24 months. He is a 3rd generation Phoenix native and has seen a lot of growth in this Valley over the years.  Jarrod currently resides in Peoria with his wife & three kids. They are his "why", and the reason he is passionate about helping others reach their true lifestyle potential. He has also spent over 18 years volunteering and working with church ministries, non-profits, and social causes. He has been a professional musician, singer, and leader for many of those organizations. Sometimes you may even catch him doing a gig with his band at a local brewery. Music, art & authenticity are a part of his DNA.

Rick McHone - Sales Consultant

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Rick's previous career took him all over the country including Upstate New York prior to arriving in the Phoenix area in 1996. With a background in Food Sales where he managed a $100 million annual sales team the transition to Real Estate was a natural change in 2012. Relationship building is the key to Rick's success as an agent. His father was a broker who instilled this work ethic at an early age.

Rick's hobbies include a love for photography and video production which he loves to do for small businesses he meets. A father of three grown sons who's careers include Animation, Music and Video.

Kyle Perfette - Sales Consultant

Kyle Perfette was born and raised in Phoenix AZ. Kyle brings a unique set of skills to the real estate industry since he is already a Firefighter for the City of Phoenix. Kyle has been helping people for years in the first responder world and is looking forward to helping others with their real estate needs. Kyle goes above and beyond for people and will continue to do that in real estate. Kyle is very good at explaining every bit of the process whether you are buying or selling your home. Kyle is very familiar with the City of Phoenix, Paradise Valley and Scottsdale. Kyle is the husband to Mindy Perfette and together they have two young boys. Kyle and Mindy work together as a team to make sure all of their clients are fully satisfied with the purchase or sale of their home.