Julie Zelermyer Perlman is Director of Real Estate for Trader Joe’s, responsible for sourcing new locations nationally for the grocery store. Additionally, Julie is a Teaching Associate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for a graduate course on public-private development.
With a career built on managing over $750 Million and 2 Million square feet in real estate development and consulting public and institutional landholders, Julie’s career spans commercial real estate, architecture, and planning. Prior to joining Trader Joe’s, Julie worked at several Boston developers, including Bozzuto Development Company and Samuels & Associates, overseeing the ground-up development of new mixed-use developments in Greater Boston. Specifically, she was the Development Manager for North Quincy Station, a 610 apartment, 50,000 SF retail, and 1,600 parking space redevelopment at the MBTA Red Line Station. Additionally, she oversaw the overall development of and domestic and overseas condo marketing effort for Pierce Boston, a 30-story, mixed-use rental and for-sale residential tower in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. She also managed the development of Continuum, a 325-unit apartment building with 40,000 GSF of ground floor retail, and a below-grade parking garage adjacent to Harvard Stadium in Allston.
Julie’s depth of professional experience ranges from development deals and strategic advisory projects at Redgate Real Estate Advisors in Boston, as well as expertise on private institutional and residential projects as an architectural draftsperson at Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects.
Having graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and earning a Master of Design Studies in Real Estate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she is active in Harvard Alumni Real Estate Board and Vassar College Alumni Admissions Program. Julie is also a member of CREW Boston and Urban Land Institute.