Julie L. Melander, CRE

Real Estate Counselor | Tampa, FL

Julie Melander, CRE, is a commercial real estate professional with expertise in asset management, capital structuring and portfolio management. She is a strategic thinker and self-starter, recognized for her ability to manage complex real estate investments, maximize returns and minimize risks. During her career, she has been an advisor or principal investing in a wide range of commercial real estate investments, from the development of complex mixed-use projects in urban markets to distressed debt portfolios.
She started her career as a construction lender in Chicago, has worked for the Resolution Trust Company as a litigation review specialist, run distressed loan acquisition and workout departments for some of the largest firms in the business, operated her own advisory firm for ten years working closely with a Wall Street investment bank to invest in development opportunities nationwide and was the Chief Investment Officer for a real estate development company managing several private equity and New Market Tax Credit funds.

Currently, Julie serves as the 2019 Chair of The Counselors of Real Estate Board.

She earned an MBA in finance from University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Indiana University and is a Georgia licensed real estate broker.