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If you put together all the office space Leeds Mitchell IV manages, it would cover more than four football fields.
The vice president at MG Commercial Real Estate in Providence works with heavy hitters – Bank of America, Canon Business Solutions, the New England Institute of Technology – to find them space to carry out their business.
National-research commercial real estate company CoStart Group has ranked Mitchell, 32, as one of the top under 40 office-leasing brokers in the Rhode Island market. The group named him Power Broker in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Mitchell joined MG in 2004, and just four years later, he was named a vice president in the eight-person office.
“He is in constant motion from the beginning of the day to the end of the night, focused on his job and the community,” MG President Michael Giuttari said.
Mitchell serves on the plant and property committee for the Paul Cuffee Charter School in Providence and serves on the board of the Hope Club in Providence, where he developed the club’s junior membership program. A lover of historic architecture, he also serves as a trustee of the Providence Preservation Society.
He serves on the executive board of the Rhode Island International Sailing Association started by his grandfather, Leeds Mitchell Jr. Each year, the association awards “sailorships” to underprivileged Rhode Island children seeking to take summer sailing lessons.
Mitchell leans on his family for support, saying “I have been fortunate enough to have many people influence my life; my wife, Lindsay, family and close friends,” he said. “It is this network … that has helped me develop professionally and personally.” •