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George Mumford founded The Mumford Company in 1978 and is a recognized leader in the brokerage of economy and mid-market hotels. In addition to his active brokerage practice, George provides an experienced source of advice and counsel to his colleagues on matters ranging from property valuations, sales strategies and general business practices.

In his distinguished career, George has been involved in the sale of over 300 hotel properties valued in excess of $600 million. During the firm’s tenure with Hotel & Motel Brokers of America, George was a winner of the "Top Performer" award from 1993 through 1999. More recently, George has participated in some of the firm’s larger transactions and led the firm in dollar volume of sales in 2004.

George has been a frequent participant and panelist at numerous industry conferences including the AAHOA Annual Convention, the AH&MA Economy Lodging Conference, the Choice Hotels International Annual Convention and numerous state associations. For seven years, George authored monthly articles on hotel real estate for Hotel & Resort Industry and he has also contributed to other publications including Hotel Business and Real Estate Forum.

Prior to his founding of The Mumford Company, George enjoyed a distinguished career with one of Virginia’s largest banks, where he rose through the ranks to become senior regional credit officer. From the banking industry, George joined a large, multi-discipline real estate firm that became involved in numerous facets of the hotel industry, including brokerage, operations and development.

George is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. Among his many civic and community achievements, George is a past Chairman of the Virginia Housing Development Authority.