Dr. Melissa Chester (fondly known as Doc) obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and her Doctorate degree at Florida State University (FSU). She is professionally trained as a college professor and taught on the collegiate level for over fifteen years before entering the field of real estate. She taught at FAMU, FSU, Grambling State University (GSU), and University of North Florida (UNF). She entered real estate because of a life altering situation involving her mother. Her mother was displaced after renting the same home for over twenty-seven years due to the owners not paying the property taxes. Since entering the real estate field in March of 2016, she has become a Florida licensed instructor (April 2017), and is the lead instructor for Premier Coast Real Estate School. She teaches the sales associate & broker pre-license, sales associate and broker post-licensing, and continuing education courses. Dr. Chester became a broker in October of 2018 and is a broker with Premier Coast Realty, LLC & is also the Director of Education & Training. She is also the managing broker for their Daytona Beach and Orlando offices. She is also currently obtaining her broker's license in Georgia and North Carolina.
Dr. Chester is the President of the Jacksonville Association of Real Estate Brokers (JAREB) for 2020 - 2022. She is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Black Educators Rock, Inc., a national nonprofit for educators of color and those teaching children of color. Dr. Chester also sits on numerous Boards that work with and impact youth nationally and regionally, including the Georgia Association for Alternative Education (GAAE), River Oak Recovery Schools, The Center One Foundation, and the Urban Education Symposium (UES) Planning Committee. She is married to Dr. Albert Chester II, a candidate for US Congress 5th Congressional District. They have two sons, Aiden and Alex.
Dr. Melissa Chester
9424 Baymeadows Rd, Suite 110
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 404-9797 / (904) 479-5525
Jacksonville Association of Real Estate Brokers