Julie Melander

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Julie Melander, CRE
Vice President - Portfolio Management
Carter Validus
Tampa, FL


Julie, CRE, 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 on rural land holdings. She started her career as a construction lender in Chicago. She has worked for the RTC, run distressed loan acquisition and workout departments for some of the largest firms in the business, and operated her own advisory firm for 10 years, working closely with a Wall Street investment bank on development opportunities nationwide. She was the chief investment officer for a real estate development company, managing several private equity and new market tax credit funds.  

A Georgia-licensed real estate broker, Julie is the incoming (2019) chair of the board at the Counselors of Real Estate. She earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University.