Julie Augustyn

Senior Vice President




Julie Augustyn is a recognized innovator and leader in the retail sector of commercial real estate throughout the Southeastern United States. Bringing her deep understanding of key retail markets, she focuses on retail tenant and landlord representation. She advises national and local tenants including Starbucks with over 50 new NC stores in development. For landlord representation, she has implemented a successful merchandise strategy and leasing plan execution.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Julie was the Senior Director of Real Estate for Office Depot, where she was responsible for managing the retail portfolio for Office Depot and OfficeMax brands for the Eastern United States. This included managing her team with a portfolio of over 700 stores in 20 states. Julie prior worked at Woolbright Development, Inc., a South Florida based real estate investment company where she was Development Manager and responsible for planning and obtaining approvals for 850K sf of retail and lifestyle center development.

Upon completion of her degree, Julie worked as a Civil Engineer in Florida and Texas for Kimley-Horn and Associates. She transitioned to the role of site selection and store development while at RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Triangle Business Journal
    • Space Awards for Top Lease – Retail (2023)
  • Real Estate Forum Magazine
    • Women of Influence (2017)
    • Top Women in Retail (2016)
  • CREi List
    • Top 3 CREi List on Twitter (2023)
    • Top 150 CREi List on Instagram”


  • University of Florida
    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) with honors

Community Involvement

  • Active member and regional panelist for International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board member, speaker and panelist (2007–2021)
  • City of Raleigh, Retail Task Force member (2015)
  • SXSW Connected Retail: Clicks and Mortar, Organizer (2016)
  • CRE//Tech Intersect Advisor (2012-2016)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Network member (CREW 2015 – present)
  • Member of Foundry Commercial’s Scholarship Committee (2020 – 2022)