Jay Novak joined Joe Manausa Real Estate in 2009 after a 36 year career in Real Estate mortgage lending. Jay has been a licensed real estate agent since 1972 and practiced part-time until 1976, when he decided to enter the real estate lending field.
While working in the lending industry, Jay stayed up to date in the real estate world through participation in various educational courses. This education combined with his real estate sales and lending background made his transition back into real estate sales smoother.
In the Army he worked as a Personnel and Payroll specialist Jay grew up in Miami, Florida, graduating from Coral Gables High. He attended Miami-Dade Junior College until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1962. In the Army he worked as a Personnel and Payroll specialist, serving in various United States posts as well as a stint on the DMZ in Korea.
Jay married his wife Cecelia in 1969. In 1972 they moved to Jacksonville, Florida and Jay began his lending career specializing in residential real estate lending. Jay and Cecelia started their family at that time and had two sons, Matt and Michael. In 1976, Jay was offered and accepted a job in residential real estate lending with a Savings and Loan in Tallahassee, Florida.