Marvin Harris joined Hylton & Company in 2018 as Vice President of Business Development. Marvin has nearly 40 years of experience in the construction and real estate industries, which includes serving as an owner of a construction firm, principal broker, property manager, and a commercial and residential investor.
Before real estate and construction, Marvin spent nearly three years in the Army and honorably served a combat tour to Vietnam. After his time in the Army, Marvin attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and graduated with a degree in Business and Personnel.
He started a double career as a part-time realtor, real estate investor, and a manager at Verizon. Marvin concurrently and diligently did this dual career track for 23 years, until his retirement from Verizon as a manager in the repairs department.
His retirement opened the door for him to pursue his real passion, real estate full-time. Since then, he has worked at various real estate firms by assisting clients in buying and selling residential and commercial properties and personally investing in affordable housing.
Marvin is a huge sports fan and his hobbies include watching sports and fishing.
He is also very active in the community where for four years he has served on the executive board of a nonprofit charged to ensure Historically Black Cemeteries in the Richmond area are not forgotten and allowed to disappear. Regarding his efforts with the cemeteries where legendary African American such as Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., Dr. Sarah Garland Boyd Jones, and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler rest, Marvin stated, “We have too much history interred at these cemeteries to forget the resting area.”
Marvin has been married to his high school sweetheart, Pamela, for 46 years. They have three wonderful children and three grandchildren.