Jim Helsel, Jr.


President and Realtor, Helsel Inc.

James (Jim) Helsel has been in the real estate profession for 37 years. He affiliated with Helsel Inc. upon graduating from Lycoming College in 1975 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration. His primary focus has been commercial/industrial sales and leasing although he continues to be involved in property management and real estate investment analysis with counseling as an adjunct to his efforts. Jim is a past president of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors®, the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® and was Treasurer of the National Association of Realtors® from 2008 to 2010. He was awarded the Certified Property Manager of the Year award by the Delaware Valley Chapter of IREM. He has named Realtor® of the Year by the Greater Harrisburg (1985) and Pennsylvania (2001) Association of Realtors® and received the Distinguished Service Award by the same two groups. Jim has taught thousands of Realtors® across Pennsylvania courses leading to their GRI designation. Jim is active in his community, serving on the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority Board (SARAA), as a Trustee of the Cornwall Manor Foundation Trust, as a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Harrisburg Area Regional Chamber of Commerce, and with the United Way of the Capital Region.