( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) “Mr. Real Estate” Jay Morrison Changes Lives Through Real Estate Courses and Mentorship Programs
ENSPIRE Contributor: Abigail Elcock
On April 11, 2022, Jay Morrison was awarded the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award at the Georgia State Capitol. He contributes to his community as an author, entrepreneur, CEO, founder, mentor, tv personality, and more. But this award was given for more than just impressive job titles. Morrison is recognized for the genuine impact he has on the lives of those in his community. After receiving the award, Morrison humbly stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized for doing work from your heart. When you are focused on educating others on how to leave a legacy, the work comes easy.”
The education he refers to is Legacy Center University. LCU is Morrison’s premiere platform for providing high-quality masterclasses on real estate, wealth, and entrepreneurship. In 8 short years, Legacy Center University—formerly known as Jay Morrison Academy—has helped over 500,000 students learn the ins and outs of real estate.
In addition, Jay Morrison is the CEO of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund (TREF). TREF is the first and largest Black-owned real estate crowdfund in American history. With over 15,000 investors in 22 countries, TREF manages $13.7 million and invests in creating housing, education, and job opportunities for Black communities in need. Easy to see why Morrison is often called Mr. Real Estate.
The only thing more impressive than Mr. Real Estate’s success is knowing where he came from and how hard he had to work to get here. When he was 16, Jay Morrison dropped out of high school to sell drugs. Looking back, Morrison explained, “My grandmother sold drugs, my father sold drugs, my mom sold drugs, and I grew up to sell drugs.” As a result, he had served 3 years in prison by the time he was 21. Being in and out of prison, he found himself wondering if he’d even live past 30. That’s when Jay Morrison decided it was time to make a major life change.
When he was let out on parole, he began working at a mortgage company. There he learned more about real estate and developed a passion for it. That intentional, initial change eventually shaped Mr. Morrison into the man he is today.
Not only did Morrison quickly create a personal net worth above $10 million but he also discovered a desire to share his knowledge with others. In an interview with Atlanta Live, Morrison explained, “As I made my way into real estate [and] into business…, I thought about my younger self and what could have helped save me… if I would’ve known it was this easy to make money in the business world and in real estate, I would have took a different path.”
Now, he helps people across his community and across America find that different path. Receiving the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award is merely the beginning of Jay Morrison’s legacy of generosity, mentorship, and success.
To learn more about Mr. Jay Morrison, his businesses, and his programs, you can visit his website here. To stay updated on all his latest projects, you can follow Morrison on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.
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