Mitch Teal

Principal Broker, Mitch Teal was originally licensed in 1979 and began in resale of residential housing. Having a full time job with Caterpillar in Dallas was a financial savior in these part time days of 18%-21% interest. Mitch, although young was wise enough to put his license in an inactive status during those trying years, only to return to real estate sales after his employer of 16 + years (Caterpillar) moved to Mexico.

The focus this time in real estate was new home construction, augmented by resale of residential properties and bare land sales. Perhaps being raised on a small farm provided the strong bond to the land, as Mitch became increasingly interested in Oregon land use law with all of it’s limitations…limitations that translated into opportunities, for those who understand them. Conversion of land use from a former or current use, to a higher and better use (HABU), stimulated the desire to be involved in commercial real estate. In addition to his professional activities, Mitch has joined many a worthy cause over the years.

Mitch was elected to public office in the early 1990s, serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for Suburban East Salem Water District, and more recently he spent 5 years on the Executive Board of Directors with the Salem Association of Realtors® (S.A.R). Mitch took leadership of S.A.R. beginning in January 2006, a role he felt prepared for through his years of committee service, volunteerism and leadership. He has served as President of the Willamette Valley Commercial Realtors®, chaired the Education Committee and the Special Projects Committee which successfully rehabilitated a home in Keizer formerly used as a methamphetamine lab.

Honored to be the first recipient of the Bill Frey Memorial Commercial Transaction of the Year Award in 2003, the President’s Award from SAR in 2003 and the Salem Association of Realtors 2007 Realtor of the Year…Mitch remains humble. Seeking balance to his life, Mitch managed to continually grow his business and has been proud to be part of the Leading Edge Society, President’s Circle and President’s Circle Gold through the years, honors based on closed business production. On a personal level, Mitch enjoys his role as a single custodial father to his son Bennett, more than all the other roles combined.

They travel, hunt, fish and just buddy around together whenever possible. Mitch’s daughter Suzanne is the mother of his two grandchildren…Shane and Hailey Marie. In addition to his community, hobbies and family, Mitch has managed to surround himself with quality people of like mind…Givers.

If the assertion is correct…that the world is filled with Givers and Takers…it must also be true that it is easier to peacefully and pleasantly exist by surrounding yourself with those who share the GIVING philosophy. The members of the CIA, Inc. endorse the theory by walking the walk, again and again.

The CIA, Inc. encourage and support each other in their community involvement, providing support and assistance when needed knowing that another challenge awaits those with the kindness to care and the willingness to cure. As Principal Broker Mitch Teal says…“The reward is knowing we play our part and we feel we are proof that consistent Giving…Gives back!”

Lead by example, work hard, consider others, extend kindness, always be honest, don’t make excuses…
good things will result over time.


• Java Crew
• Space Age Fuel
• Auto Zone, Inc
• Jack In The Box
• MaPS Credit Union
• Coates Family Trust
• Jenrae Development

• Taco Bell Franchises
• Shelton Development

• Elwood's Tree Service

• White Family Trust
• Gray Log Shop, LLC
• Jasper Crossing, LLC
• Western Tool & Supply
• Roth’s IGA Foodliner, Inc.
• Bronze Planet Tanning Salon
• US Bakery (aka Franz Bakery)
• Salem Area Mass Transit District
• Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

• Native Oregonian, familiar with the state of Oregon
• Knowledgeable In Oregon’s Land Use Regulations, Wetland and Wildlife Habitat Requirements
• Experienced with development challenges, providing affordable creative solutions
• Familiar with State, County, City Transportation Development decision makers.
• Active in site location, evaluation, comparison, analysis and acquisitions for national clients
Artful negotiator, mindful of individual perspectives and client relationships
• Team leader, liaison and facilitator
• Project follow-through from dirt to dream
• Experienced with Ballot Measure 37/49 applicant regulations

• Quarterly Sales Volume Recognition Awards
• Leading Edge Society Award – 1999
• Prudential’s President’s Circle – 2000 & 2002
• Chair of the Willamette Valley Commercial Realtors – 2002
• Salem Association of Realtors® President’s Award – 2003
• First Recipient of the Bill Frey Memorial Commercial Transaction of the Year Award – 2003
• Salem Association of Realtors® President 2006
• Realtor of the Year - 2007
• Currently Serving:
Marion County Private Sector Rep. for the Mid-Willamette Commission on Transportation (MWACT)

Education Committee - Oregonians In Action

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