James L. Helsel Jr. is the third in his family to have served as a PAR president. He was president in 1994; his father, James L. Helsel Sr. was president in 1965 and his grandfather, Ben Helsel served in 1954.
“It’s been a wonderful career since I started my own firm 35 years ago. There’s nothing I would change, and that is extremely satisfying. I continue to look forward to going to work everyday and accomplishing the goals I set so long ago,” said Art Campbell, founder and president of Campbell Commercial Real Estate.
The Welcome Home study showed that Pennsylvania homebuyers continue to have a quick homebuying process. Nearly half found their new home and closed in less than 90 days; 18% said they found their home and closed in less than one month, while 31% selected a home and closed in one to three months.