Julia Wu purchased her first investment properties - a single family residence and fourplex - in Queens, New York in 1984 and has been a licensed real estate agent since 1987. She began her career in real estate in New York City as a residential agent but soon transitioned to become a full time investor herself while continuing to broker deals for clients, specializing in both residential and commercial investment properties. She spent a few years investing in residential properties before she acquired her first commercial property in 1990 to diversify her portfolio. Her most notable east coast property acquisitions include 24 condo units in 1999 and a retail strip center that spanned an entire city block in 2004.
Julia acquired her first property, a vacation home, in Las Vegas in 2006. However, as the market peaked before the recession, she saw the investment opportunity in Las Vegas real estate after carefully analyzing conducting her due diligence on offerings in Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, Newark, Atlantic City, Toronto, and Vancouver. Julia realized very quickly how investor-friendly Las Vegas is and the potential for continued growth in its economy and population. Ultimately, she became a licensed broker in Las Vegas in 2010, sold the majority of her portfolio on the east coast at a profit, and utilized the 1031 exchange tool to acquire approximately 80,000 SF of commercial property in Las Vegas.
In addition to acquiring properties for her own commercial portfolio, she assisted countless investor clients in acquiring residential properties in Las Vegas, closing roughly 40 properties in a year during her busiest year as a broker in Las Vegas. Her specialty during this peak was assisting foreign investor clients from out of state and country including those based in New York, Canada, China, and Taiwan among others.
Julia is thrilled to be part of the Elite Homes- Christie's International Real Estate board of advisors, and looks forward to bringing her extensive real estate experience to its agents, partners, and clients.