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.

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 also 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 850,000 square feet 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.

Professional Affiliation & Community Involvement

  • Active member and regional panelist for International Council of Shopping Centers (@ICSC)
  • University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board member and panelist (2007–2021)
  • City of Raleigh – Retail Task Force member (2015)
  • Prior advisor to CRE//Tech Intersect and co-host of CREvolve Show discussing industry trends (2016)
  • Current member of CREW (2015 – present)
  • Member of Foundry Commercial’s Scholarship Committee (2020 – present)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Real Estate Forum Magazine
    • Women of Influence (2017)
    • Top Women in Retail (2016)
  • Duke Long
    • Top 10 Most Influential Online Commercial Real Estate People (2015)
    • Top 100 Commercial Real Estate People You Must Follow on Twitter (2016)


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