Julie’s interest in property began at a young age as her family built and redeveloped several homes for themselves and others. Looking to follow in their footsteps, but without getting her hands dirty, she chose to study surveying at the University of Paisley. This lead to her becoming a qualified chartered surveyor and a member of the RICS. Julie then specialised in commercial property investment brokerage and agency roles for several years.
The financial crash in 2008 meant a change in focus and after some time working with international students studying in Glasgow, she saw a gap in the market and started a residential letting agency which specialised in short term flexible lets.
Julie got the opportunity to work with people affected by homelessness when her business merged with Homes for Good CIC, a social enterprise letting agency which focuses on helping those on low incomes. She was extremely proud to be part of the Housing First private rented pilot scheme when it launched in Glasgow.
As a project coordinator manager with Safe as Houses Care, Julie continues to take great pleasure in being able to contribute towards the lives of vulnerable people and deliver projects that make a real and tangible difference to those in need.
When not working Julie enjoys exploring Scotland’s countryside, cooking and developing her interest in oenophilia. (The enjoyment of wine).