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Interested in reserving your Virginia Land Preservation Tax Credits before year end? Contact us either by telephone or email to discuss our most current inventory.

For more information contact:

Jay Norman

Ned Carter

Dick Stoner


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John J. Norman, Jr., President and Founder

Jay Norman's broad experience in all facets of real estate and his deep understanding of finance continually prove to be invaluable to clients with even the most complex needs. National real estate brokers, Washington, D.C.-area businesses and major media outlets often turn to him as a definitive source of knowledge and counsel on real estate within Northern Virginia and the Northern Piedmont.

Jay is the President and founder of BlueLine Conservation and the President of Norman Realty, which was founded by his father, the late John Norman. Jay initiated the expansion of Norman Realty's services, adding leasing and investment sales to Norman Realty's long respected commercial real estate capabilities. A Norman Realty broker since 1989 and President since 2001, Jay founded BlueLine Conservation in 2005.

Prior to joining Norman Realty, Jay worked in commercial banking for First Union National Bank in Charlotte and Asheville, NC. A native of Fauquier County, Virginia, Jay is actively involved in the state and local community. He has served on the board of Fauquier Bankshares, Inc., currently serves on the board of Utron Inc., and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the George Mason University Foundation.

Jay and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and reside in Warrenton, Virginia. His business interests are driven by his familyâs long term connection with the land and his love of the outdoors. Jay graduated from Woodberry Forest School and is a 1984 graduate of Davidson College.


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Edward H. Carter, Managing Director

Ned Carter joined BlueLine Conservation in 2007 with over twenty-seven year of professional experience in financial services, commercial real estate and politics. From 1993 until he joined BlueLine Conservation, Ned worked in the Private Client Group of Wachovia Securities, where he was a Vice President and Investment Officer in their Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia offices. Ned also is a Commercial Real Estate Agent with BlueLine Conservation's affiliate, Norman Realty.

Prior to joining Wachovia Securities, Ned was Deputy Finance Director of the Bush/Quayle Î92 presidential campaign and Deputy Director of the Presidential Trust at the Republican National Committee. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate finance and development and was with Chemical Bank in New York. Ned currently serves on the Boards of Power Systems, Inc, in Richmond, and the Alexandria Library Company, of which he served as President until last year. In 2002, he served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Athletics Foundation at the University of Virginia.

Ned graduated from St. Christopherâs School in Richmond and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Virginia. An active outdoorsman and student of history, Ned has spent many weekends of his life on his familyâs farm in Albemarle County. He and his family live in Old Town Alexandria.


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Dick Stoner, Chesapeake Area Director

Dick brings to BlueLine Conservation a wealth of experience in real estate, finance, online marketplace systems and agricultural best management practices. His career includes financial expertise developed in the 1980s working for Carter H. Golembe Associates, Inc., Bank Earnings International, and managing the publication of Bank Expansion Quarterly which tracked vital statistics related to bank, savings and loan, mutual savings bank, and bank holding company mergers and acquisitions. In the 1990s he continued work in banking and became involved with real estate sales and leasing in the Washington, DC area. From 2002 – 2007 he was Director and Manager of Research for Costar Group, Inc., where he managed the data compilation and systems integration of commercial real estate information from over 30,000 buildings in the state of Florida.

During the past five years, Dick has expanded this knowledge and experience to include online systems serving agriculture and rural land. He works with several programs promoting local food and greater connections between consumers and agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic region.

His real estate practice includes the management of agricultural land in Western Maryland where Dick has initiated environmental best practices on working agricultural lands and where he has been involved with preservation easements and other programs designed to improve the operation of economically productive agricultural lands. He also manages commercial and residential rental properties in three counties in Maryland, is active in property sales and leasing, and is a licensed real estate broker in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

A native to the Washington Region, Dick graduated from Vanderbuilt University (B.S. 1978) and George Washington University (MBA). He is active in his Rockville and Washington County communities as former chairman of Rockville Economic Development Council, and a Director of Peerless Rockville – Historic Building Association, the Maryland Small Farm Co-Op, Locale Chesapeake, and was awarded the 2010 Conservation Farmer designation by the Washington County, Maryland Soil Conservation District.