George Bliss has more than thirty-five years’ experience in the planning, design and real estate fields. He has been involved in the management and marketing of projects throughout the United States and overseas. He has worked with private developers, major corporations, public agencies and foreign governments.
Mr. Bliss has been a marketing and management consultant to several large national firms regarding their Arizona and California real estate and construction needs. He was a founding core group member of Keller Williams Integrity First Realty and was the co-founder of Central Arizona Real Estate Specialists, a multi-discipline real estate services firm based in Mesa. He managed all of the firm’s commercial brokerage activities and personally directs large and significant projects. In early 2015, he formed Bliss Realty & Investments, a real estate brokerage and development organization in Mesa. The firm provides a wide variety of services in both commercial and residential real estate.
He is active in community and civic affairs in Mesa and the Phoenix east valley. He has served on the Boards of Directors of: the Mesa Public Safety Foundation (President); the Mesa Chamber of Commerce; the Mesa Family YMCA (Past Chair of the Board of Managers); and the Oakwood Creative Care Centers (Board Chair) in Mesa; and the Veterans’ Medical Leadership Council in Phoenix. He was Chairman of the Commercial Section of the Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors for 11 years and is a member of the Mesa HoHoKams, a service organization that sponsors the Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s spring training baseball and provides financial support to numerous youth sports groups in the east valley. He also served on the Banner Baywood Medical Center and Heart Hospital Philanthropic Development Council and continues to participate in the major fund-raising efforts for Banner Health’s School-based Clinics program.
He was named Mesa’s Volunteer of the Year by the Mesa Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and was recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015 by the East Valley Women’s Council of REALTORS. His firm, Bliss Realty & Investments, has been selected as Mesa’s Small Business of the Year for 2017